Bill O’Reilly built a massive media career based on selling fear to Fox News viewers. O’Reilly helped write the playbook other conservative commentators such as Tucker Carlson have followed. It is no surprise that O’Reilly also uses fear and intimidation in his real life.
The former Fox talking head was recently caught on camera threatening a helpless JetBlue Airlines employee because his flight was delayed. The ethos of “might makes right” has often been a part of his rhetoric. We now have more evidence that Bill O’Reilly practices what he preaches.
In the video, O’Reilly is set to board a flight for Turks and Caicos on April 3rd, 2022. The trip was delayed for five hours, something completely out of the hands of the unsuspecting employee. Bill O’Reilly unleashed his frustration on that same employee, according to the clip released by The Daily Mail.
“You’re going to lose your job. What you’re gonna do…it’s three hours late… No, no, no, You’re gonna find out…
You f*cking scumbag. Don’t talk to me like that.”
O’Reilly then starts cursing at the counter agent as he becomes angrier. What he says is unintelligible. The airline worker responds that O’Reilly is threatening him with violence, which Bill denies.
Passengers on the scene said they were shocked by how arrogant and entitled Bill O’Reilly acted towards the poor agent. Anyone who has ever watched him on television knows that’s just how he is. O’Reilly later refused to accept responsibility, saying the airline employee was the one at fault. This video clearly shows that was not the case.
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