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.
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.