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Bill O'Reilly on Sean Hannity Marks Former Host's First Appearance Back on Fox

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By    |   Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:02 AM

Bill O'Reilly appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News show as a guest on Tuesday, marking his first appearance on the network since being ousted earlier this year.

The two touched on various topics during the segment, including NFL players protesting the national anthem and what both maintain is mainstream news media bias, but the unspoken circumstances surrounding O’Reilly’s departure hung heavy in the air.

O'Reilly did talk about his regrets surrounding an advertising boycott that contributed to his exit.

"You fought back when they came after you last spring," O'Reilly said to Hannity, who shook off a similar advertiser boycott, the Business Insider said. "I didn't, and I should have."

CNN noted how the former Fox News host left without the opportunity to bid farewell to his audience despite dedicating over two decades to the network.

Six months later, Fox News was heavily promoting O’Reilly’s appearance on Hannity’s show.

A spokesperson told CNN the interview was simply part of O’Reilly’s ongoing book tour to promote "Killing England."

He did mention Media Matters, which pressured advertisers to abandon O’Reilly’s show.

"Did you know they threatened you and me if we did this segment tonight?" he told Hannity. "These totalitarians want to wipe out any speech with which they disagree."

The New York Times linked O’Reilly’s exit to payouts to people in exchange for not pursuing lawsuits or baring claims of inappropriate behavior.

O'Reilly strongly denies such claims.

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