Dan Bongino reveals why Fox News show ended
"I negotiate my own deals. I don't have an agent. I do my own business deals," he contended.
Former Fox News personality Dan Bongino on Friday revealed why his Saturday show ended after parting ways with the network in April.
Bongino, last month, announced the end of "Unfiltered with Dan Bongino," saying at the time that "[i]t's not some big conspiracy... we just couldn't come to terms on an extension."
He finally got specific after weeks of silence during a Friday appearance on the "Megyn Kelly Show."
The former Secret Service agent explicitly denied that the show's cancellation was politically motivated and asserted that he merely felt unable to guarantee the round-the-clock availability that the network wanted.
"I was not targeted. My show, they were dying to re-up... we negotiated for an entire year," he said. "So I can't tell you like, 'Oh, Fox got rid of me,' because they didn't. The liberal jerkwads are gonna go, 'Oh Dan Bongino was fired.' I just give them the middle fingers. It's just stupid. They're just making it up."
"I negotiate my own deals. I don't have an agent. I do my own business deals," he contended. "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," he continued. "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."
He went on to describe a hypothetical scenario in which he was on-board a boat with friends and has been drinking when the network calls and asks him to go live to address another Chinese spy balloon.
"I said 'I'm sorry. That's not gonna work out,'" Bongino added.
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