Emily Steel was threatened by the now-former Fox News host two years ago for covering his tall tales about the Falklands war.
“I am coming after you with everything I have,” O'Reilly told Steel on the record in 2015. “You can take it as a threat.”
Steel was one of the two New York Times journalists whose reporting
earlier this month led advertisers to leave The O'Reilly Factor and, eventually, to the network dumping O'Reilly on Thursday. Steel and Michael S. Schmidt reported April 1 that Fox and O'Reilly had paid $13 million to silence women who accused the conservative host of sexual harassment. Just goes to show that in this digital age anyone’s dirt can be dug up & that advertisers hold a lot of weight. Mic