Bill O’Reilly said that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who recently backed out of an appearance on NBC’s "Today" show, also won’t come on his Fox News program, TVNewser reports. O’Reilly says Palin "doesn’t want to mix it up,” according to the report.
O’Reilly made the comments on his show in a segment about Palin’s cancellation on “Today” in protest of offensive remarks made by MSNBC host Martin Bashir. As previously reported, Bashir implied in a commentary that Palin deserved to have someone “shit” in her mouth, and later apologized to her.
In a segment when O’Reilly spoke with Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz, the host said, “Sarah Palin won’t do this program. She won’t come on the program because she doesn’t want to mix it up. She doesn’t! She wants to give a speech, and nobody gives speeches here. OK? So she doesn’t come on.”
O’Reilly noted that he asked Palin to appear on his program that night. “We invited her on tonight. You’re here instead,” O’Reilly told Kurtz.