While it is hardly the last thing Bill O'Reilly will say on the matter, in his official parting statement over his Fox News termination, while O'Reilly slams the decision by Murdoch to terminate him, saying "It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims" he leaves on a high note, saying "I wish only the best for Fox News Channel."
Statement from Bill O'Reilly
Over the past 20 years at Fox News, I have been extremely proud to launch and lead one of the most successful news programs in history, which has consistently informed and entertained millions of Americans and significantly contributed to building Fox into the dominant news network in television. It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today. I will always look back on my time at Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers.
I wish only the best for Fox News Channel.
Earlier on Wednesday, Fox News severed relations with O'Reilly, saying that "after a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel."