Eric Bolling Blows Up After Fellow Canned Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly Blames Son’s Death On The Media

Talking Points Memo reports:

Former Fox News Host Eric Bolling said it was “beyond inappropriate” for his former colleague, Bill O’Reilly, to have told New York Times reporters that his son had died as a result of reporting about him.

O’Reilly brought up the death of Bolling’s son, which occurred hours after Fox News announced Bolling was leaving the network following sexual harassment allegations, in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday. The Times published audio clips of the interview on Monday in its “The Daily” podcast.

“I urge you to think about what you put in your newspaper. Eric Bolling’s son is dead,” O’Reilly told the Times reporters interviewing him. “He’s dead because of allegations made — in my opinion and I know this to be true — against Mr. Bolling.”

And from The Hill:

“Just as Bill O’Reilly had wanted to shield his children from the allegations against him, I hope he will honor my request and avoid any future mentions of my son. My parting from Fox News was in no way connected to the tragic news of my son’s passing,” Bolling said in a statement Monday.

Bolling’s 19-year-old son was found dead in September, hours after Bolling was let go by Fox News amid allegations that he had sexually harassed female coworkers. In his statement, Bolling said that a coroner believes his son’s death was an accident.

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  • Natty Enquirer

    I don’t think you can shield your son from anything now, Bolling. Maybe it’s best that you just avoid reading or listening to anything with “Bill O’Reilly” on it. Works for me.

  • It’s almost amusing to witness Fox on Fox mayhem… Almost.

    • JCF

      Eh, I’d rather watch girl on girl. 😉

      • Joseph Miceli

        Winston Churchill was said to have asked Lady Astor (who he despised!) if she would sleep with him for a million pounds. She agreed. He then asked if she would sleep with him for a pound. She was affronted and asked him, “What kind of woman do you think I am?” Churchill is reported as saying, “We’ve established what kind of woman you are, now we are just negotiating a price.”
        I think we know what kind of woman Megyn Kelley is. Get together enough money and I’m sure she’ll do whatever you want.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    I’m no fan of Bolling but O’Reilly bringing his son into this was as sleazy as it gets.

    • That’s how any decent human being would feel and react.

      But this is Bill O’Reilly, who’s as scummy a monster as ever there was.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Where does Fox get their people? “Sociopaths Are Us?”

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    • JP

      He was probably expecting Boling to side with him and start a revolution against the media or something.

    • Richie Kau

      Those awful words from O’Reilly could just as easily come from Trump. It sounds just like him.

      • tucsonhombre1

        Yes, two peas in a pod!

        • Man_in_the_mists

          More like two plops in a toilet bowl.

    • clay

      O’Reilly’s just jealous that he couldn’t claim it was his own kid.

    • Dave B

      You’re surprised? Sleaze it what they peddle.

    • Frostbite

      And you’re surprised with O’Reilly?

    • Ranger One

      I love douchebags having catfights. These are guys who joke about gay relationships. Have at it you little creatures Eat up the results of your deep lack of compassion. No, they don’t get any tears.

    • TrueWords

      Expecting O’Reilly to ever do anything decent is expecting way too much.

    • Hryflex

      I direct shows. That much lower teeth and those such soul-less eyes would be a tell for any audience of any intelligence.

    • Daveed_WOW

      Red meat.

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  • Mark Née Fuzz

    They’re both assholes, but I’ve always known O’Reilly was the bigger asshole.

    • Todd20036

      Not that there is anything wrong with big assholes.

      Oh, wait. I’m thinking of something else.

      • ColdCountry

        You’re ALWAYS thinking of something else. 😉

      • gaycuckhubby

        Oh, FFs get your head out of the gutter!

        • Todd20036


          • gaycuckhubby

            😉 good!

      • Prost Seattle


      • Mark Née Fuzz

        In other words, you go through a lot of Crisco.

  • Prost Seattle

    When will people learn that you leave kids out of this.

    • thatotherjean

      Especially dead kids.

  • Lazycrockett

    Im sure the son suicide had nothing to do with another in a long line of women calling out his fathers sexual harassment.

    • gaycuckhubby

      I’m sure his death wasn’t related. But according to this article it wasn’t suicide.
      His father says the coroner ruled it an accidental death

      • Todd20036


  • June Gordon

    For someone who made a career out of telling people to take responsibility, O’Reilly has really shown himself to be a whiny little bitch.

    • BearEyes

      can dish it
      can’t take it
      bully 101

    • Frank McCormick

      Quote of the day!

  • Todd20036

    Oh no. O’Reilly acted crass, obnoxious, immature, and ignorant.

    Who possibly could have foreseen that?

    Who, I ask you?

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  • HZ81

    Brave Bill O’, hiding behind the corpse of a kid. He really is one of the most vile people I’ve ever, ever seen. Disgusting on so many levels: sexual predator, serial harasser, serial liar, racist, egotist, talentless, cowardly, bully, idiot…

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  • another_steve

    Let’s find the young Rod Taylor and his time machine (movie reference) and go back to a gentler time.

    Give me love, old fairies reading here, if you lusted after the young Rod Taylor.

    • Ross

      Rod starred in The Birds.

      I was riveted in his every scene. I wanted him. I was like ten.

      Later, when a friend asked if I was scared of the birds, I replied: what birds?

      To this day I have a thing for men in suits.

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    • Dave B


    • Menergy

      Oh, and how! I surely did!!!! And Robert Conrad (Wild Wild West), and Tom Selleck (before I knew he was anti-gay) and, and, and Mitch Pileggi on X files, too……:)

      • another_steve

        You know, of course, that Robert Conrad of “The Wild Wild West” is a sort of masturbatory meme here on JMG – particularly among old fairies like me.

        If you were a gay or bi male in the 1960s and you did not lust after Robert Conrad in that TV series, you were deficient.

        • clay

          His bondage scenes were always better than Batman’s

          • another_steve

            The homoeroticism in that series is well-recognized.

            I have friends who are genuine TV and film buffs. I mean, experts in the academic areas involved therein.

            Queer people who have studied this stuff recognize Robert Conrad’s…shall we say…contribution there.

        • Menergy

          yes, I picked up on that phenomenon …..:)

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    • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

      Oh hell yes! Pantpantpant!

    • Pluto Animus

      The Time Machine movie:

      Just the other day I thought that the Morlocks (the mutant cannibal humanoids of the future) are the perfect metaphor for the Republican leadership, and the Eloi (the clueless white people of the future who willingly serve themselves to the Morlocks in a state of mindlessness) are much like the Republican rank and file, who drink whatever lies their masters tell them.

      Also, Yvette Mimieux was pretty hot.

      • another_steve

        That’s a very excellent analogy.

        Thanks for that, Pluto Animus.

    • clay
      • Prost Seattle

        I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again….I’ve slept with worse.

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    • Nychta

      I loved “The Time Machine.” Loved Rod Taylor, too. The Morlocks were profoundly scary. Now I want to watch it again.

      • Nychta

        ps… I loved George Pal’s work when I was a youngster. He did such great effects before CGI. Ray Harryhausen, too.

      • another_steve

        Try to catch 1956’s “World Without End” – an early film adaptation of the time travel genre that H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” gave rise to.

        A young Rod Taylor appears shirtless in the movie.

        To die for.

    • I had a weird collection of those I lusted after….Henry Darrow from High Chaparral, Ed Ames from Daniel Boon, Leonard Nimoy from Star Trek, Dan Blocker from Bonanza, Ivan Dixon from Hogan’s Heroes and Jonathan Frid from Dark Shadows.

      • another_steve

        All venerable lust objects, those.

        Doctor Spock was oddly sensual. The man who was just this bit away from being human and carnal.

        Ed Ames was exotic for most of us.

        Forbidden, yet enticing.

        • Oh! That photo gave me that old thrill! Thanks!!!!

      • clay

        Dark arched eyebrows? (well, not Blocker and Dixon, so much).

        For me the first was David Selby from Dark Shadows.

        • Except for Dan and Dixon, everyone else on the list is “exotic”, at least for someone who grew up in the middle of farmland Indiana.

          Yeah! David Selby was adorbs! Finally someone else who was a Dark Shadows fan! I saved up my money to buy a lp of the soundtrack.

      • Christopher

        Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a thing for Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan.

        • I can totally understand that!

      • Keroleen

        Nice selection – always glad to see another Dan Blocker fan. He was definitely one of my crushes on the guy side of the fence.

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    • Joseph Miceli
      I’m afraid I had two: Sean Connery’s “James Bond” was my first love. He was a handsome, hairy man’s man who knew about fine wine and could climb the side of a building in a suit while smoking a cigarette and drinking a martini without spilling it. Later on, though, my tastes changed. I saw the documentary “Pumping Iron.” All those huge muscles and those tiny briefs! Ever since I’ve had a really bad craving for beef injected with steroids. Well, someone has to love them!

  • Darrel Cj

    It’s not on the NYT or any news organization if family members react badly (if that was what happened) to reporting about your scummy behaviour. That’s the opposite of taking personal responsibility for your actions, which I seem to recall is a conservative mantra.

  • gaycuckhubby

    All this and they will still get more viewers than CNN and MSNBC.

    • Not anymore. MSNBC has pulled ahead during the primetime hours, mainly due to Rachel Maddow.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I thought Hannity was beating her head-to-head

        • clay

          on the first night.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            People adore watching train wrecks…

          • Reality.Bites

            If that were true Megan Kelly Today would have more viewers

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            You make a good point

        • SoCalGal20

          That first week when he loaded his show with President Trump and others. Now, not so much. There was at least one day last week where she beat Hannity in both the demo and total viewers.

  • edrex

    using trump’s playbook, i see. being vile to distract form one’s own failings.

    • Lars Littlefield


    • clay

      Who learned it from whom?
      Or did they both learn it from mobsters?

      • Lars Littlefield

        Mobsters have a better code of honor.

  • Lars Littlefield

    OT: As the Highest of Holy Days Looms Large . . .
    Another post in honor of Pickypepper’s favorite thing in the entire world.

  • greenmanTN

    O’Reilly: The garbage goes in, the garbage goes out, you can’t explain that!

  • Ninja0980

    Using a dead kid to shield yourself is as low as it gets.

    • -M-

      Someone else’s dead kid at that.

  • bkmn

    Its hard to out-asshole O’Lielly

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Oh for fuck’s sake, both of you just…

  • TJay229

    I love this.. 😂 😂 😂

  • netxtown

    and o’reilly hollers SQUIRREL!

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I was thinking, “what a mess, Eric Bolling blows up …”

  • Canadian Observer

    I am beginning to wonder, if we took away high blood pressure medication from these assorted right wing media types, how long it would take before they “stroked out”. Perhaps I can get a grant to conduct the necessary experiments… Although I must admit, I am not being entirely scientific about this… I kind of want to see it happen mid-rant/tantrum live and on air.

  • Highmoremotel

    It’s a Shakespeare tragedy. Horrible people, someone dies, no one wins.

    • CB

      A great Shakespearean scene
      Where a ghost and a prince meet
      And everyone ends in mincemeat.

  • Charles Nelson

    Reminds me of the man pleading with a judge after being convicted of killing his parents: “be lenient with me…I’m an orphan”.

  • Lori

    “in my opinion and I know this to be true’

    The fact that this idiot can’t tell his opinions from facts is pretty much the enter problem with him.

  • Henry Auvil

    Shorter headline: “Eric Bolling Blows”

  • canoebum

    Bolling may be right. I’m sure his being a control freak who preyed on those less powerful than himself had nothing to do with his son’s suicide.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I eagerly await the day O’Reilly has his kids choose his nursing home and choose never to visit.

  • JCF

    Wow, Bolling was decent. Broken Clock Moment.

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  • Kelly Lape

    Bill O was saying that Bolling’s son committed suicide because Bolling was a horrible man. I understand why Bolling was pissed. If only Bolling and Bill O weren’t such horrible people.