On Wednesday, April 19th, news broke that Bill O'Reilly had been fired by Fox News amidst reports that "Fox and O'Reilly had paid $13 million to silence women who accused the conservative host of sexual harassment." What many don't know, however, is that the reporter who broke the story on O'Reilly's settlements is the very same female investigator who the host threatened in 2015.
In 2015, Mother Jones alleged that O'Reilly lied about reporting from the Falklands in 1982 when, in reality, he was covering protests in Buenos Aires. The piece also claimed that O'Reilly went so far as to fabricate a story about saving his photographer while covering the war. On the record to reporter Emily Steel, O'Reilly threatened to "come after you with everything I have" if he felt her subsequent coverage was inappropriate.
If O'Reilly was hoping to intimidate the reporter, he's probably a little disappointed. Emily Steel, who began writing for The New York Times in 2014, broke the story that resulted in over 60 advertisers requesting their spots be pulled from the show. O'Reilly was subsequently fired.
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