Bill O’Reilly lashes out at Roger Ailes biographer at ‘Most Powerful in Media’ bash

Kudos to Roger Ailes biographer Gabe Sherman for raising Bill O’Reilly’s blood pressure a bit at last night’s Hollywood Reporter-sponsored “Most Powerful People in Media” party.

Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly at the "Most Powerful" party

Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly at the “Most Powerful” party/credit: Associated Press

What happened when Sherman confronted the “Factor” host:

I asked if he had read the book and what he thought. When he registered who I was, his eyes bulged out of their sockets.

“Drop dead, man!” he screamed. …

He lunged forward at me. He stood there, all six foot five of him, staring me down. I thought he might take a swing at me. His producer Jesse Watters stood nearby, smiling. Before I could say anything more, O’Reilly spun around and stalked off with Watters in tow.

Then Sherman went up to Megyn Kelly…

The vibe was cold. “I’m sorry, but I can’t be seen talking to you,” Kelly said. “It will get me in trouble.” I asked her why. She stuck to her talking points.

Before I turned to leave, there was one thing she wanted me to know. “Roger Ailes is a great man,” she said.

* “Drop dead, man!” When Bill O’Reilly attacks (nymag.com)

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