Bill O’Reilly, late Monday night, reportedly threatened a New York Times reporter, of all people (because that’s a good idea, right?) promising to go after the reporter with “everything I have” during a phone conversation that occurred between the two.
He allegedly said that there would be “repercussions” if he felt any of the reporters coverage was inappropriate. Emily Steel confirmed on Twitter that she was the reporter who had the conversation with O’Reilly.
His exact words were, indignantly claiming on the phone, according to the reporter:
You can take it as a threat. I am coming after you with everything I have.
Why is Bill threatening the N.Y. Times? Mother Jones is the publication that originally wrote the article against you.
The New York Times is one of the most trusted names in the news today. They don’t issue garbage. This was an attempt to harass a reporter, more than anything, since he didn’t want such a large and trusted name discussing this sensitive topic about him. Apparently, Bill thinks he is such a big star, that he can go around threatening rival news publications in order to make them report the news the way he thinks it should be.
Lets be honest, people trust the New York Times more than they do Fox News.
The Times article was published only hours after O’Reilly made an attempt to put an end to the controversy about claims he made during the Falklands War in 1982. He must have been frustrated that despite his attempts to squash all the talk, the Times was deciding to go forward with their story.
I want to stop this now. I hope we can stop it. I really do.
Wait, what? Just a few weeks ago, Bill was on the air completely bashing Brian Williams for his false reporting in the news. And, not only that but Mr. O’Reilly got on his soap box to proclaim how important it was for the media to call other people out on their mistakes.
Watch Bill O’Reilly being a huge hypocrite: