Longtime Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce tweeted yesterday that she’s been told she’ll never guest host “The O’Reilly Factor” because she’s a lesbian. Bruce did not specify whether she had received that message from the network’s personnel, but replied favorably to a fan who responded to her tweet by criticizing the network. Bruce is a conservative radio show host who regularly appears on “The O’Reilly Factor” with host Bill O’Reilly. According to Nexis, Bruce most recently appeared on the program’s April 6 broadcast with guest host Juan Williams.
Bruce’s comments came in response to a follower who told her that she needs “to fill in for O’Reilly sometime.” Bruce replied: “I’d love to fill in for O’Reilly, but I’ve been told it will never happen because I’m gay. Go figure…”