The Kremlin disapproved. As noted here, it requested an apology from Fox News. O’Reilly resists apology requests even when they’re well founded, so he’s not about to granted a frivolous one. “Apparently the Putin administration in Moscow demanding that I, your humble correspondent, apologize for saying old Vlad is a killer,” said O’Reilly. “So I’m working on that apology but it may take a little time. You might want to check in with me around … 2023.” He also recommended a book for those who wanted more information about Putin’s “violent history.”
Good work, O’Reilly.