Bill O'Reilly, The 10 Million Dollar Man

But he's just one of the folks, right?

Bill O'Reilly has re-upped with Fox News Channel in a multiyear deal that pays him about $10 million a year to host his top-rated news program, "The O'Reilly Factor."

O'Reilly took a shot at his detractors, saying that if he retired, "I know my friends in the elite media would miss me greatly." Meanwhile, Fox News Channel has been locking up many of its key stars, including O'Reilly, Sean Hannity (who re-signed recently) and anchor Shepard Smith, as well as luring CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck to anchor a 5 p.m. program.

No wonder he hates Obama's economic plan. And no wonder he settled very quickly with Andrea Mackris.

O'Reilly: I have something very important to tell you. All litigation has ceased that has made me the object of media scorn from coast to coast. On a personal note, this matter has caused enormous pain, but I had to protect my family and I did....This brutal ordeal is now over and I will never speak of it again.


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