(Daily Beast) -- After firing Bill O’Reilly just five months ago over sexual-harassment allegations, Fox News now seems to be playing a role in rehabbing him.
On Tuesday evening, the former cable-news primetime king will appear on his former in-house rival Sean Hannity’s show. Even if the interview doesn’t touch upon the “far-left conspiracy” O’Reilly believes was behind his ouster, the chat might represent Fox’s tacit endorsement of an alleged serial sexual harasser who cost the network millions of dollars in legal settlements and lost ad revenue.
With Hannity returning to the 9 p.m. ET time slot this week, now directly competing with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, he will interview Rush Limbaugh and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Additionally, it seems, Fox has no problem bringing back its tainted ex-ratings leader for a star-studded jolt in viewership.
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