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Bill O’Reilly Suggests Megyn Kelly Is Making Fox News ‘Look Bad’

Bill O’Reilly seemingly went after his network’s biggest star on Tuesday morning, indirectly swiping at Megyn Kelly for promoting her book, Settle for More, which partially focuses on the sexual harassment she experienced while working under recently ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. While appearing on CBS This Morning, the O’Reilly Factor host—who is promoting a children’s book—repeatedly shied away from discussing Kelly. When the anchors brought up her book, he shot back, “I’m not that interested in this.” Norah O’Donnell asked, in return: “In sexual harassment? You’re not interested in sexual harassment?” Which prompted O’Reilly to explain: “I’m not interested in basically litigating something that is finished, that makes my network look bad. Okay? I’m not interested in making my network look bad. At all. That doesn't interest me one bit.” Intrigued, O’Donnell pushed him further: “Is that what she’s doing?” He replied: “I don’t know. But I’m not going to even bother with it.” Later in the segment, O’Reilly lamented how it is “open season” on Fox News, and that he’s “had enough” of people treating Fox News like a “piñata.”