Bill O’Reilly, host of the Fox News ratings juggernaut “The O’Reilly Factor,” has recently started tweeting, but we’re beginning to suspect that might not have been a smart move. O’Reilly has tweeted a preview of tonight’s show, which will investigate if some TV personalities are too close personally to the candidates they’re supposed to be covering.
Are some TV news folks too close to some of the people running for president? A special report on The Factor tonight. –BO’R
— Bill O'Reilly (@oreillyfactor) February 23, 2016
Some are physically close and not ashamed to admit it — self-confessed “hugger” Rachel Maddow literally embraced the Democratic candidates following the debate she helped moderate. Donald Trump threatened to boycott Fox News following the first GOP debate, but he seems to have dropped that effort, appearing for the full hour on “Hannity” last night. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski also hosted a one-hour town hall with Trump on MSNBC.
We’re not sure whom O’Reilly will call out tonight, but we’ll see if he includes himself and several of his network colleagues.
— Anchor Down VU (@furtweng) February 23, 2016
— agentc2 (@agentc2) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor I watch mostly Fox. I can name one from Fox that makes me wonder.
— Doug Quenzer (@daquenzer) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor …You, Hannity and Bolling in particular.
— Terry Shackelford (@Shack417) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor YES, YES, YES . . . But unfortunately, you too, Bill. I'd love to see your stats on how much time you give to each candidate.
— Mylnne Simon (@mlysimonsen) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor You and Sean Hannity are way too close to your sweet bromancer Trump.
— realityyoucan'tdeal (@randydeabay) February 23, 2016
— Robin Lewis (@Dellapearl) February 23, 2016
You and Donald are buddies Bill.
— Deirdre Robinson (@DeirdreDrdr) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor yes, example u with trump giving him advice. Don't remember u giving advice to other candidates. I could be wrong?
— William H Gorman Jr (@_bgorman) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor like you. You are favoring Trump.
— Randy (@rxerezburgos) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor I will ask the same thing about you. Your bias for Trump is starting to show.
— Rick Smith (@rsmith260) February 23, 2016
— Wanda (@wandaoaj) February 23, 2016
— KJHoyt (@KJHoyt) February 23, 2016
— Austin Buchmoyer (@_austism) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor Yes Hannity needs to calm down.
— #WriteInRubio (@L_2222_) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor Absolutely, including yourself.
— J.L.P. (@jlpa13) February 23, 2016
— Robert King (@RealRobertKing) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor I'm not a big fan of your Bill, but I've always respected you. Morning Joe is a shining example of being too close!!
— D. RiveraC (@dRiveraCash) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor Like Mika and Joe? I heard the hot mic w/Trump; just like Putin and Obama.
— Captain Smirk (@Captain_Smirk1) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor Yes Megyn Kelly and Trump can't get enough of each other. lol.
— Islandgolfer (@RobNassir) February 23, 2016
— momx5 (@apesc5) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor u think? Megyn Kelly is all over Rubio. Might as well be working for the republican establishment.
— Steve Vinson (@svinson67) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor Megyn Kelly is definitely too close to Rubio. All the rest including Megyn,except u, Bret and judge Jeanine hate Trump.??
— Barbara Borino (@BarbaraBorino) February 23, 2016
@oreillyfactor yes but that's okay# hugs# MSNBC# debate# FNC can have their favorites
— Patricia L Rivers (@PatriciaLRiver1) February 23, 2016
— DutchmanAZ (@jmstingray647) February 23, 2016