The inner battle at the conservative propaganda wing of the Republican Party, Fox News, is spilling out into the public. For a long while now Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly, who respectively are the two most watched talking heads on the network, have been involved in a feud for on-air supremacy. Both O’Reilly and Kelly have their contracts expiring at the end of the year, and much discussion has been had in the media about if Fox News will seek to retain both of their services. The conventional wisdom was that if Donald Trump won the presidency, O’Reilly would stay and if Hillary Clinton won the management would be better off keeping Kelly as their main female face.
O’Reilly launched the latest attack while he was a guest on CBS’s “This Morning” to promote his, of all things, a children book. One shudders at the thought of O’Reilly influencing the minds of children. Norah O’Donnel, who hosted O’Reilly, asked him about the sexual harassment lawsuits at Fox News, of which Megyn Kelly is a party. O’Reilly became incensed at the topic:
I’m not interested in basically litigating something that is finished, that makes my network look bad. Okay? I’m not interested in making my network look bad. At all. That doesn’t interest me one bit.
O’Donnell noted that O’Reilly must have been talking about Kelly and asked, “Is that what she’s doing?” O’Reilly snapped back, “I don’t know. But I’m not going to even bother with it.”
Watch the full segment below: