Bill O’Reilly is plotting a comeback that no one thought was possible
Liberals rejoiced when Bill O’Reilly was forced out of Fox News.
The Left believed that taking out the top rated host in cable news would signal the death knell of conservative media.
But one year later, Bill O’Reilly is on the verge of this massive comeback.
Ever since O’Reilly was fired from Fox, rumors have circulated that he would eventually stage a comeback.
O’Reilly’s new landing spot appears to be Newsmax, which is looking to build a competitor to Fox News.
The New York Post reports:
An insider told Page Six, “The deals are not done yet, but talks are in the advanced stages, certainly with O’Reilly. The thinking is, following a 6 p.m. news show, Greta would anchor the 7 p.m. hour, O’Reilly would be back at 8 p.m., and Bolling could smoothly continue on at 9 p.m. Spicer and his cohorts would go on at 10 p.m., with the later slot allowing the show to be looser. But the deals are not yet signed and sealed.”
The O’Reilly talks progressed as veteran news exec Michael Clemente, Fox News’ former executive vice president of news, joined Newsmax Broadcasting as CEO in April.
Since his Fox News ouster, O’Reilly, 68, has laid low at his Montauk home, working on his books, with Newsmax and his own website airing his show “No Spin News.”
But a return to 8 p.m. could put him in an interesting head-to-head battle with his Fox replacement, Tucker Carlson.”
Fox News Channel is the number one cable news channel in America.
The network has never faced serious competition before.
But Newsmax is ready to throw down the gauntlet.
Newsmax faces a challenge with its distribution.
Currently the channel reaches 50 million homes.
That pales in comparison to Fox’s penetration into nearly 95 million homes.
O’Reilly anchoring a new primetime lineup is Newsmax’s best chance to boost their reach.