O'Reilly speaks out, anti-Fox News activist efforts continue

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In the weeks to come, we're gonna be able to explain some of it. He said the group "terrorizes" sponsors, "threatens people behinds the scenes" and "pays people to say things". The "left-wing cabal" in question appears to include Color of Change, a nonprofit civil rights group that pushed its 1.2 million members to pressure O'Reilly's advertisers. The cable news king was dismissed from his 21-year perch at the network.

O'Reilly said he was "target number one" for liberal activists seeking to silence voices they don't like. "I've gotta do it in a way where we don't make any mistakes, and we will".

"This was a hit", O'Reilly said. But I'm not going to say anything more than that", "O'Reilly said. He also claimed that he tried to protect his family, although it's not clear whether he's referring to settlements at that point or something else.

He said he will tell everyone who targeted him "soon" and might even take legal action.

"My attorneys told me, and we were all shocked".

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He offered no criticism of his former employer, saying that he had "20 good years at FNC". In his studio, he has this crew around him at Fox and as he's walking off the studio, he looked at one of the folks working there and he says, 'Wow, you have really pretty hair.' And she filed a sexual harassment suit because he said she had pretty hair ...

Beck also asked O'Reilly how he learned he was being fired. "We were caught by surprise, but it's [Fox's] prerogative", he told Beck.

After Beck joked that he wasn't helping O'Reilly's blood pressure and segued to the subject of White House leaks, O'Reilly brought up the negative coverage surrounding Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey - and, again, blamed the media.

"They hate him, by extension anybody who gives Trump a fair play, anybody, is going to be attacked as well ..."