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Bill O’Reilly Reportedly Wants Sean Hannity to Join Forces With Him for New TV Project

There are whisperings in the media world suggesting that Bill O’Reilly wants to team up with his former Fox News colleague, Sean Hannity, and launch a new joint venture.

New York Magazine‘s Gabriel Sherman joined Joy Reid on her Sunday show, and he claimed that Sinclair Broadcasting wants to hire the media heavyweights as part of their effort to become the premiere right-leaning news platform of the post-Roger Ailes world.

“My sources in and around Fox say that him and Bill O’Reilly are potentially in talks to take their shows to Sinclair,” Sherman said. “Bill O’Reilly’s wanted to get back into the game. So, Sinclair really wants to build the future of a conservative media empire, and poaching Fox’s biggest names would help them do that.”

After Sherman’s TV appearance, he released a number of tweets backing up his remarks:

Sherman noted, however, that things are not set in stone considering the previous relationship between O’Reilly and Hannity.

Sherman’s reporting hasn’t always been correct in the past, but he has significant contacts within Fox News Channel, and he has been on top of some of the biggest stories involving the network’s internal affairs.

Ever since O’Reilly was let go from Fox, there has been significant intrigue about what his next big move might be in the political media industry. Mediaite has previously reported on how One America News Network revoked an offer for O’Reilly to join them, while conservative powerhouses have tried poaching Hannity away from Fox for a new venture.

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