Glenn Beck Offers Bill O’Reilly A Job At His Radio Show

Bill O’Reilly’s got a new gig.

The former Fox News anchor who was forced out amidst a flurry of sexual harassment allegations will team up again with Glenn Beck for a weekly spot on Beck’s radio show.

O’Reilly made the announcement on his “No Spin News” Monday.

“We’re going to do that every Friday until Beck gets tired of me,” O’Reilly said on his podcast. “And it’s a good outlet for me to, you know, discuss things back and forth with Beck, who’s a good friend. We don’t agree on everything, but it’s very lively.”

The two broadcasters are friends going all the way back to their time together at Fox News before Beck abruptly left in 2011.

Beck was canned after advertisers bailed when his rhetoric became too controversial – even though his ratings were strong.

Despite the ouster, O’Reilly continued to have Beck on the show, “The Factor” – more than any other Fox host, The Hill reports.

Beck noted last week that the two are close enough that O’Reilly reached out to him the day he was fired by Fox as he returned from a vacation last month.

“I just got an email from Bill a little while ago that said he’s on his way home — he’s been on vacation; he’s been in Italy — and so he’s on his way home,” Beck said on his Blaze show Wednesday.

Beck has also said he had a difficult time believing the sexual harassment allegations levied at O’Reilly.

“He had access [at Fox] to very beautiful women,” he said. “We never saw him utter a word that was even blue humor. He was so buttoned up when he was around us, I find these charges hard to believe.”

Beck also appeared to offer O’Reilly a spot at his online newspaper, The Blaze.

“I would like you to work for The Blaze,” Beck told O’Reilly on Friday on his radio program. “I could not get the cable coverage by myself because I’m not powerful enough, unless you have a giant corporation behind you.

“If we could unite our powers for good, as opposed to evil — but that’s another conversation.”



Robert Gehl

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Robert Gehl is a college professor in Phoenix, Arizona. He has over 15 years journalism experience, including two Associated Press awards. He lives in Glendale with his wife and two young children.

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