O’Reilly blames ouster on cul­ture with ‘no rules’

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - EN­TER­TAIN­MENT NEWS -

NEW YORK — For­mer Fox News per­son­al­ity Bill O’Reilly has lost his nightly show, but he’s as busy as ever with his mil­lion-sell­ing book ca­reer and de­ter­mined to find new fans on­line.

In an­nounc­ing his next book in the best-sell­ing “Killing” his­tor­i­cal se­ries Tues­day, O’Reilly re­it­er­ated his de­nial of the al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual ha­rass­ment that led to his April ouster, blam­ing them on false, ide­o­log­i­cal at­tacks and a vi­cious cul­ture in which there are “no rules.”

“Al­le­ga­tions are not facts. No­body’s search­ing for the truth any­more,” O’Reilly, who was fired in April amid al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual ha­rass­ment he has de­nied, told The As­so­ci­ated Press in one of his first in­ter­views since his dis­missal.

“Killing Eng­land: The Bru­tal Strug­gle for Amer­i­can In­de­pen­dence,” which fo­cuses on the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War era, will be pub­lished Sept. 19, Henry Holt and Co. told the AP. The book will be co-writ­ten by O’Reilly’s long­time col­lab­o­ra­tor, Martin Du­gard. The six pre­vi­ous “Killing” books, which in­clude “Killing Lin­coln,” “Killing Rea­gan” and “Killing Kennedy,” have con­sis­tently sold more than 1 mil­lion copies, each in hard­cover.

O’Reilly, for years Fox News’ most pop­u­lar and most lu­cra­tive an­chor, said he wasn’t wor­ried sales would fall off with­out hav­ing his show to pro­mote his books. He hosts his own “No Spin News” pod­cast on www. bil­lor­eilly.com, con­trib­utes to Glenn Beck’s ra­dio pro­gram on TheBlaze and said he would do what­ever else was needed to pub­li­cize “Killing Eng­land.”

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