Media Matters made a huge mistake when they led the campaign to oust Bill O’Reilly. Now, O’Reilly will have more influence than he could have ever obtained on FOX News.
Conservative juggernaut O’Reilly has sent chills down the spines of the mainstream media by announcing his plan to start an Internet-based news organization. “I am starting my own operation. We are going to do that,” Bill O’Reilly said (via Variety).
Before being booted from FOX News based on unproven allegations, O’Reilly was the most watch news anchor in the history of cable news.
Traditional media organizations are reeling in response to O’Reilly’s new project. The mainstream media is already struggling to maintain viewers as Internet-based media continues to rise in popularity.
O’Reilly is starting to amass a team of journalists and producers including a FOX News producer who recently resigned to help O’Reilly launch his new venture (via Mediaite).
O’Reilly’s plan is to revive The Factor as a 30-minute long streaming broadcast each night on BillOReilly.com. If the updated version of The Factor is successful, O’Reilly plans to grow larger.
“It’s basically an experiment to see how many people are going to want this service.” O’Reilly said, “That’s coming and will be here before September in a robust form. But I suspect there will be another network maybe merging with us.”
Since his ousting from FOX News, multiple news organizations have actively courting the king of opinion journalism to join their networks.
Rumors have circulated that O’Reilly may join the Newsmax team as he was recently brought on as a contributor. The One America News network has also been attempting to recruit O’Reilly. All the while, major conservative power players are planning to launch another cable news network to rival FOX News, which has been slowly shifting to the Left.
It is unknown where O’Reilly will land, but his recent statements indicate the conservative pundit will attempt to make it on his own before joining another network. There is a huge demand for conservative opinion as FOX News pulls to the Left and YouTube continues to silence their conservative creators.
Now, Bill O’Reilly has the potential to upend the Democrat controlled media landscape entirely.
Being fired from FOX News may have been the best thing to happen to Bill O’Reilly while fulfilling the worst fears of the dying mainstream media.
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