I have always felt that Bill O’Reilly is a very arrogant and rude man on his “The Spin Stops Here” O’Reilly Factor. I wondered why he spoke about former times as a reporter. Now I know! If I can find the YouTube video, I will post that as well! Thanks to reasonablyliberal for posting this! ~ nanarhonda
David Corn and Daniel Schulman recently published a scathing article in Mother Jones attacking Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly for allegedly misspeaking about reporting from a “war zone” in the Falklands in 1982.
Corn and Media Matters exposed a series of questionable claims made about his reporting during the Falklands War and the El Salvadoran Civil War.
In the former case, O’Reilly repeatedly suggested to viewers he was in a combat zone in the Falkland Islands when no CBS News reporters (O’Reilly’s employer at the time) ever reached the islands. He, instead, covered protests in the capitol of Argentina, Buenos Aires. In the latter case, O’Reilly said on multiple occasions that he witnessed the execution of four American nuns in El Salvador – an event that took place before he was even in the country.
“It’s pretty lightweight to say you were in a war zone because you covered a…
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