BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sean Hannity to Bill O’Reilly: ‘You Should Come Back’ to Fox

Five months after he was fired by Fox News following years of sexual harassment allegations, Bill O'Reilly is back with yet another in his Killing book series, this one about the American Revolution. On Monday, his book tour took him to the radio show of former Fox News colleague Sean Hannity, who pitched the idea of him returning to the network. "Do you want to come back? I think you should come back," Hannity told him. When O'Reilly demurred, Hannity pressed the issue, saying, "I know your fans would like you back on too, and there’s not a day that goes by that people don’t ask me, ‘How’s O’Reilly doing? When is he coming back?’ Would you consider at some date coming back to Fox?” O'Reilly finally responded, "I don't know. I have to get this legal stuff done." He also said he plans to conduct an "investigation" into what he believes was a conspiracy to get him fired. Despite legal settlements by Fox and detailed accusations from alleged victims, O'Reilly has maintained his innocence, calling any and all claims against him "completely unfounded."

— Matt Wilstein