Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera said he felt sorry or Bill O’Reilly and attributed much of latter’s issues with sexual misconduct at the network to his never having a “good date.”
“The problem is the guy never had a good date. That’s his problem. He never had someone who really loved him,” Rivera told SiriusXM host Howard Stern on Wednesday. “O’Reilly is like a big dorky, nerdy, clumsy … I never thought O’Reilly was a secret keeper or a malicious person.”
Rivera, a longtime Fox News contributor, said he remained close with O’Reilly despite the wishes of the channel that he limits his professional association.
“Fox prefers that I don’t do his new podcast,” said Rivera, adding that it was something he says management told him after he appeared on it.