Bill O’Reilly shocked the cable news world today by announcing he is leaving Fox News and heading to CNN.
Bill O’Reilly is done with the No Spin Zone. CNN has made him the largest offer in the history of cable news. “Bill O’Reilly will be a part owner of our network. And O’Reilly plans on making CNN the number one network in all of cable,” said a source close to CNN.
The controversial host and bestselling author will air his last show on Fox on May 31st.
“When I took this job I didn’t take it because it was going to be the last job I ever had,” O’Reilly reportedly said.
Sources close to Fox say that O’Reilly has been having productive meetings with Roger Ailes, the brains of Fox News, over the last few months about reuniting at CNN. “Roger wants to take the liberal CNN in a new, more moderate direction and Bill is on board.” a cameraman for the network told WWN.
Glenn Beck had asked O’Reilly to join him in purchasing NBC from Al Gore, but when that fell through, Bill looked at other options. “CNN opened its vault for Bill. He will have even more power at CNN.”
O’Reilly will reportedly continue writing novels about dead presidents and will get to take off as many days a year as he wants. “He has total freedom now.”
Megyn Kelly could not be reached for comment as she has her hands full in her new position.
Dennis Miller and Geraldo Rivera are said to be joining Bill O’Reilly at CNN. “It was a package deal,” said a CNN source.