John Stossel told Bill O'Reilly Tuesday night that now that he's a Fox employee, he's finding himself under a new level of scrutiny.
"I make speeches, I make about 25 a year, I've done that for years," Stossel said. "And suddenly, now that I'm at Fox, critics are leaping to attack me, according to the New York Times."
Stossel is referring to the controversy surrounding his address last week before Americans for Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group, which Brian Stelter wrote about in the NYT last week.
"When I worked for ABC two months ago, I also made three speeches for this group but the Times didn't write a word about that," Stossel said.
O'Reilly told Stossel that Glenn Beck also found himself a sudden target when he left CNN's Headline News for Fox News.
"You know what the game is," O'Reilly said. "Now that you're here — and Glenn Beck found this out very quickly when he came over from CNN — when you're here, you're a target. You become a target just by association. Because now you work for Fox News. So they're gonna find anything that you do — and this is the New York Times, which, they hate us — and they're gonna put you in the pejorative light, they're gonna put you in a negative light, just because you work for us. You committed the cardinal sin of all time: you left a liberal network and you went to a traditional right-leaning network. So you're never, ever going to be liked again by anyone."
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