Meanwhile, news insiders are gloating over O'Reilly's big downfall
— saying that he's now an untouchable. "No matter how popular he is," said one TV veteran, "Bill won't be hired by any major network. He's already been in touch with one start-up, but there's no way they can afford him. Bill was making $18 million a year. It's hard to believe he can get back in front of the cameras without taking an 80% pay cut!"