Bill O’Reilly has announced he will part ways with Fox News after 20 successful years. The left ran a strategic smear campaign against him similar to the one run against Roger Ailes last summer.

The veteran newsman led the cable news ratings for his entire tenure. He has these parting words courtesy of AP:

“Over the past 20 years at Fox News, I have been extremely proud to launch and lead one of the most successful news programs in history, which has consistently informed and entertained millions of Americans and significantly contributed to building Fox into the dominant news network in television. It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today. I will always look back on my time at Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers. I wish only the best for Fox News Channel.”

MSNBC and CNN are most likely full of glee. The thorn in their side is finally history. They’ll be sure to run with this story for days.

Bill O’Reilly maintains his innocence.