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Former Fox host Bill O’Reilly predicts he ‘will wind up in prison’ after new book is published

Former Fox host Bill O’Reilly predicts he ‘will wind up in prison’ after new book on the war on terror ‘filled with classified information’ is published

  • O’Reilly, 71, is the former host of ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ on Fox
  • The political commentator claimed he is an expert on American security
  • His book, set to be published in 2022, allegedly contains classified information
  • O’Reilly suggested he could end up in prison for publishing the information
  • He received multiple awards in his near 50 years of broadcasting but has been accused of embellishing his involvement in conflict reporting 


Former Fox News host and political commentator Bill O’Reilly has suggested his upcoming book on the war on terror will likely see him ‘wind up in prison’.

During an appearance on Newsmax late Wednesday night with hosts Sean Spicer and Lyndsay Keith, O’Reilly pushed his new book entitled Killing the Killers: The Secret War which he claimed contains a wealth of classified information which he could be prosecuted for printing.

‘I know as much about American security as anybody on the planet,’ the former Fox host said.

‘That book is filled with classified information that nobody’s seen. I was lucky enough to be able to get it, I’ll probably wind up in prison for printing it.’ 

O’Reilly said the book will be published early 2022.

Bill O’Reilly is a conservative political commentator and former host of ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ program on the Fox News Channel

O'Reilly's new book set to be published early next year will discuss the war on terror following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center

O’Reilly’s new book set to be published early next year will discuss the war on terror following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center

O'Reilly pushed his new book entitled Killing the Killers: The Secret War which he claimed contains a wealth of classified information which he could be prosecuted for printing

O’Reilly pushed his new book entitled Killing the Killers: The Secret War which he claimed contains a wealth of classified information which he could be prosecuted for printing

O'Reilly and the hosts went on to discuss the war on terror, while O'Reilly claimed technological advancements made by the US in recent years would make it difficult to launch a large scale terror attack on US soil

O’Reilly and the hosts went on to discuss the war on terror, while O’Reilly claimed technological advancements made by the US in recent years would make it difficult to launch a large scale terror attack on US soil

O’Reilly and the hosts went on to discuss the war on terror, while O’Reilly claimed technological advancements made by the US in recent years would make it difficult to launch a large scale terror attack on US soil.   

O’Reilly also cited the Patriot Act, a controversial act signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2001 which granted government and federal agencies increased surveillance powers to detect and prevent terror attacks, but seen by many as a way for the government to infringe on public privacy.

His book, co-written with American author Martin Dugard to be published in 2022, is set forth as a narration of ‘America’s intense global war against extremists who planned and executed not only the 9/11 attacks, but hundreds of others in America and around the world, and who eventually destroyed entire nations in their relentless quest for power’.

According to the GoodReads book preview, O’Reilly’s book ‘moves from Afghanistan to Iraq, Iran to Yemen, Syria, and Libya, and elsewhere, as the United States fought Al Qaeda, ISIS, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, as well as individually targeting the most notorious leaders of these groups’. 

His work has received widespread praise and O'Reilly has received awards for his investigative reporting, but has also been accused of embellishing his involvement in conflict reporting and providing inconsistent accounts of events

His work has received widespread praise and O’Reilly has received awards for his investigative reporting, but has also been accused of embellishing his involvement in conflict reporting and providing inconsistent accounts of events

O’Reilly has a long and storied career in broadcasting.

His first appearance on television came in 1973 when he began reporting for a local news outlet in Scranton Pennsylvania but he quickly rose through the ranks, receiving multiple Emmy awards for his coverage and working for the likes of ABC, CBS and several other regional news stations. 

He was hired by FOX in 1996 to anchor Fox News program The O’Reilly Factor, and did so for 20 years before he was fired in 2017 after the New York Times revealed he had paid several women a total of close to $50million to settle a string of sexual misconduct cases.

His work has received widespread praise and O’Reilly has received awards for his investigative reporting, but has also been accused of embellishing his involvement in conflict reporting and providing inconsistent accounts of events.

Most notably, in 2015 O’Reilly was accused of inconsistent and dishonest reporting during the Falklands War in 1982. O’Reilly’s accounts of his time spent in Argentina and the Falklands did not tally with a factual record of the events.

The fallout from this discovery led to another incident in which Fox News was forced to state that O’Reilly was not an eyewitness to events he described in a previous book related to the deaths of nuns in Northern Ireland. 

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