Bill O’Reilly made his return to Fox News Tuesday night, appearing on Sean Hannity’s show for what was billed as an interview about his book “Killing England.” “I’m fine,” O’Reilly said of his return. But “I’m teed off.”
Promoting the book came second to discussing current events, which included the “kneeling” protests in the NFL, leftist hysteria about Trump, identity politics, and his departure from Fox.
Of the NFL protests, O’Reilly said “It’s a mob mentality; it is an anti-Trump demonstration, that is what it has morphed into. But there is two kinds of dissent. And nobody is saying the players don’t have a right to their opinion about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. You do. And if you want to feel America is an evil country where the white supremacists stalk innocent blacks, if you want to believe that, you’re free to believe that. But it’s not true. It’s not true.” O’Reilly called the protests “pack dissent” and that the “players are being used” by the “far left” to drive the narrative that the U.S. is an “evil country.”
Discussing the rise in identity politics, O’Reilly said “They don’t want capitalism,” O’Reilly told Hannity. “They don’t want the electoral college. They don’t want white people generally calling the shots. So they have to mobilize minority Americans to be angry.”
“There is a reason why it’s happening,” he said. “A year ago you didn’t hear the words white supremacist. Didn’t hear it. Nobody heard it. It was white privilege… It’s morphed into white supremacists now and people are are buying it. Why? Because the far left agents, and I think they’re evil, want to destroy the constitution in the sense that they want it all changed. Who forged it? Slave owners, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington. We can’t have a constitution that they made. We have to have a new one. That’s the endgame.”
And of course, he discussed the circumstances that discussed his departure from Fox, specifically singling out liberal media attack-dog group Media Matters, which championed advertiser boycotts of both Hannity’s and O’Reilly’s shows.
“Do you know they threatened you and me if we did this segment tonight? Media Matters threatened us,” O’Reilly said.
Watch the full interview here: