This week, former Fox News personality Dan Bongino disclosed the reason he left the network, which he had been withholding until now. He also discussed how he overcome the hardships he had after being diagnosed with cancer in the year 2020.
During a wide-ranging interview on Friday’s episode of “The Megyn Kelly Show,” Bongino discussed his resignation from Fox News in late April, which left many people perplexed considering that it occurred around the same time that Fox severed connections with top-rated personality Tucker Carlson. Bongino spoke about his exit. According to Bongino, the reason he quit the network was because of a disagreement in their vision for his show.
“I think a lot of people think this may be some kind of anti-Trump thing. I gotta say — that wasn’t my case,” Bongino said.
“I was not targeted. My show, they were dying to re-up — we negotiated for an entire year. So I can’t tell you like, ‘Oh, Fox got rid of me,’ because they didn’t. The liberal jerk wads are gonna go, ‘Oh Dan Bongino was fired.’ I just give them the middle fingers. It’s just stupid,” Bongino said.
“I negotiate my own deals. I don’t have an agent. I do my own business deals. I don’t need any, I do my own business. They wanted the show. I just had a different vision for my role at the network and that’s okay. I’m not the Saturday guy, Megyn, I’m sorry I can’t work six days a week. I’ve got young kids and I’m not working six days a week. And even though we recorded the show on Friday, you know, the inside baseball of Fox, what happens when there’s breaking news? Which with Trump out there is all the time — you gotta be on,” Bongino concluded.
According to Bongino, the contract that Fox made to him contained a stipulation that mandated he be available at any moment to cover breaking news, which was something he was not interested in doing.
“It’s hard — so I couldn’t do it. And I said, ‘I’m sorry, that’s not gonna work out.’ So I definitely was not fired. Liberals are just making that up… but I’m not the easiest guy to deal with Megyn,” Bongino said.
“And the thing, I think your success out there on your own has bought you is freedom. Money buys freedom,” Bongino told Kelly.
“I was in a position with them where I could walk away from a show on Fox and say, ‘I’m sorry, that’s not my vision.’ And it’s different. But someone told me later that, you know, in the end, they weren’t that eager the last few weeks to make this thing work because, ‘you could be a little aggravating to work with’ and they’re not wrong,” Bongino added.
In addition, Bongino fought back tears as he described the day in 2020 when he received the news that he had cancer and the hard battle that he has been fighting ever since.
Top radio personality and podcaster Dan Bongino has revealed a new book scheduled for release later this fall. He left Fox News a few weeks ago.
A former Secret Service agent and New York City police officer, Bongino’s post-law enforcement career has soared in recent years, and his book, “The Gift of Failure: (And I’ll rethink the title if this book fails!),” is just the latest example of his success.
“I’ve failed a lot. A LOT! But I thank God for each failure because I used them as learning opportunities. And after seeing book after book about how wonderful people are, I decided to write a book about my failures,” Bongino said about his book, which can be preordered and will be released on Oct. 10.
“Dan Bongino’s brutally honest, deeply personal, unforgettable stories about how he transformed failures into victories will enthrall, entertain, and inspire readers. In The Gift of Failure, leading conservative commentator Dan Bongino identifies failures in his life and how those failures led to bigger and better things. With the same laser-focused intensity that has made him one of America’s most popular voices, Bongino uncompromisingly cuts to the heart of failure with a collection that is inspirational, motivational, entertaining, touching, and redemptive,” an overview of the book states.