(UPDATE: O’Reilly doubled down on Fox tonight. Watch here.)
As he was promoting his new children’s book Give Please a Chance on CBS This Morning today, Bill O’Reilly was asked about Megyn Kelly and her book tour.
Kelly’s book Settle for More was released today, and as you’ve no doubt heard, it contains details about how Roger Ailes sexually harassed her.
Norah O’Donnell asked O’Reilly if he read the book. O’Reilly said it hasn’t yet, explaining he’s “trying to stay out of any of that kind of stuff.”
O’Reilly, understandably, didn’t seem comfortable with being asked about the subject (and whether he would have Kelly on his show to talk about it), and when pressed further he said this:
“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.”
O’Donnell asked if he thinks that’s what Kelly’s doing. O’Reilly said, “I don’t know, but I’m not going to even bother with it.” He insisted there are more pressing issues facing the country for him to focus on now.
Watch above (the relevant part starts at 4:35), via CBS.
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