Outed Fox News host Bill O'Reilly who was fired from the company as accusations of sexual harassment against colleagues stacked up, has admitted he wish he'd put up more of a fight as advertisers left his show bereft of support.
O'Reilly on Thursday asserted that he have survived the criticism if he fought back against critics he told Newsmax TV.
"In hindsight, Sean did it the right way," O'Reilly said of Sean Hannity when advertisers dropped his show amid his spreading of a discredited conspiracy theory. “I should've done it that way, but I didn't."
He added that his sponsors were attacked by a "well organized" group. "Hannity actually fought back. I didn't. I should have. For reasons that I cannot explain now, I did not.”
It is worth noting that the issues facing each host differ greatly. O'Reilly was sacked after reports emerged that five women had received payouts totally a combined $15m in response to sexual harassment accusations.
Hannity on the other hand push a conspiracy theory about the DNC murdering one of its own staffers, he survived a drop in sponsors. "I admire Sean, and I admire how he handled situation, because he brought it directly to the folks and the sponsors stopped.”