A well-placed source said Tuesday afternoon that representatives for Fox and O’Reilly have begun talking about an exit. The source said an announcement about O’Reilly’s fate was likely by the end of the week.
The fact that none of these sources were willing to go on the record speaks to the delicate maneuvering underway.
Bill O’Reilly’s attorney did release a statement, and Marc E. Kasowitz said:
“Bill O’Reilly has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America. This law firm has uncovered evidence that the smear campaign is being orchestrated by far-left organizations bent on destroying O’Reilly for political and financial reasons. That evidence will be put forth shortly and it is irrefutable.”
It was unclear what that evidence would be. O’Reilly in the past has said that all of the prior allegations against him have no merit.