When Bill O’Reilly once again used his Fox News show Monday night to defend himself from accusations that he embellished or even lied about his experience reporting from war zones, it seemed that the story might be dying down.
O’Reilly has been fending off criticism since Mother Jones published a report last week suggesting that his claims of reporting from a “war zone” during the 1982 Falklands War were exaggerated, since he had only covered riots in Buenos Aires, Argentina, far from the action.
On Monday night, O’Reilly showed some video of those riots; spoke with a former NBC journalist who defended him; and hosted a media columnist who had accused Mother Jones of going after O’Reilly as part of a hit job. Read more…
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