“Most famously, Bill O’Reilly walked out on me,” Gross said of her recent interview with him. “I asked him some challenging questions about whether he used the microphone to settle scores or to get even with people.”
It was at this point that he went “full O’Reilly” and did what worked for him for so many years on The O’Reilly Factor: He talked over her.
“Before I was even done with the question, he accused me of throwing every defamation in the book at him, and then made a little speech about, ‘This is NPR. I know what this is. I know what you’re doing: 30 minutes of defamation,’” Gross said.
It was the next thing that came out of O’Reilly’s mouth that summed it up perfectly for Gross.
“He said, ‘If you think that’s fair, Terry, you should get out of this business.’ And I’m thinking, ‘One of us still has a program,’” Gross said.
O’Reilly was fired from Fox News in April amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
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