Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was caught on tape lashing out at a JetBlue worker because his flight to the Turks and Caicos was delayed at JFK airport for five hours apparently without much information given to the passengers.
Bill can be heard saying in the video, “What you’re gonna do…it’s three hours late…No, no, no, You’re gonna find out,” while jabbing his finger at the airline employee. (See the video below)
The employee says something and Bill is clearly not happy so O’Reilly fired back: “You f*cking scumbag. Don’t talk to me like that.” Bill said later the guy was ‘being arrogant’ and ‘misled passengers.’
There is a back and forth with the airline worker as Bill tries to get his name from his name tag but the airline employee objects to something O’Reilly is saying because he said:
“You’re threatening me with violence, man.”
“No, I’m not,” said Bill.
Bill then takes one more close look at the employee and his employee badge and says before walking away:
“You’re gonna lose your job.
“You’re going to get that information,” he said.
The incident happened Sunday and The Daily Mail contacted Bill to get a statement.
“The guy was arrogant and falsely accused me of threatening him and I said: ‘You’re lucky I didn’t do that.’”
Bill also acknowledged that the conversation got “heated.”
According to The Daily Mail:
JetBlue spokesman Derek Dombrowski said he could not comment on the altercation until he had seen the video.
The video was shot at 9:24 am on Sunday April 3 — two and a half hours after the flight to the islands’ capital Providenciales should have taken off.
O’Reilly told DailyMail.com in a statement that the flight was eventually delayed by five hours.
Bill later said on Twitter:
“The character assassins on social media completely lying about my interaction with a JetBlue guy who misled passengers during a five-hour delay. I expected this.”
On Sunday, former Fox host Bill O’Reilly threatened a JetBlue employee at JFK Airport after his flight to Turks & Caicos was delayed: “You f*cking scumbag! You’re gonna lose your job!” pic.twitter.com/30LFyNy2Yj
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) April 19, 2022
The character assassins on social media completely lying about my interaction with a JetBlue guy who misled passengers during a five-hour delay. We’ve covered on https://t.co/rryWmyXe7C. I expected this.
— Bill O’Reilly (@BillOReilly) April 19, 2022