Was Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Used?

by | August 20, 2010 at 1:17 PM | Cable News, TV News

Bill O'Reilly (Photo: Fox News)

Bill O'Reilly (Photo: Fox News)

If it isn’t Glenn Beck getting mired in scandal over on Fox News, it is Bill O’Reilly. The two conservative talking heads tend to make headlines of their own on a weekly basis, the latest focusing on O’Reilly. He has seemingly been an unwilling participant in an investment scam, according to the Huffington Post.

A CBS MoneyWatch column recently drew attention to a video, containing interview clips with O’Reilly, which was being used to promote ‘The Dividend Machine,’ an investment newsletter sold by a man named Bill Spetrino.

O’Reilly sat for an interview with the producers of this video, Newsmax, after it was set up through his speaking agent, according to Fox News executive vice president Bill Shine.

“They took an interview that Bill did and used it for other purposes,” Shine said, adding that Fox told Newsmax the video couldn’t be used to promote anything.

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It should be interesting to see if O’Reilly mentions this snafu during his Fox News program tonight, as the host now joins the ranks of Beck and his Goldline ad scandal.