Mother Jones Catches Bill O’Reilly Lying About Falkland Island War Coverage

Ben Mankiewicz, Jimmy Dore, John Iadarola, and Cenk Uygur | (The Young Turks) | –

“After NBC News suspended anchor Brian Williams for erroneously claiming that he was nearly shot down in a helicopter while covering the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly went on a tear. On his television show, the top-rated cable news anchor declared that the American press isn’t “half as responsible as the men who forged the nation.” He bemoaned the supposed culture of deception within the liberal media, and he proclaimed that the Williams controversy should prompt questioning of other “distortions” by left-leaning outlets. Yet for years, O’Reilly has recounted dramatic stories about his own war reporting that don’t withstand scrutiny—even claiming he acted heroically in a war zone that he apparently never set foot in.

O’Reilly has repeatedly told his audience that he was a war correspondent during the Falklands war and that he experienced combat during that 1982 conflict between the United Kingdom* and Argentina. He has often invoked this experience to emphasize that he understands war as only someone who has witnessed it could. As he once put it, “I’ve been there. That’s really what separates me from most of these other bloviators. I bloviate, but I bloviate about stuff I’ve seen. They bloviate about stuff that they haven’t.”

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Fox News and O’Reilly did not respond to multiple requests for comment.*”

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6 Responses

  1. How to catch a falsehood spouting FAUXNews bobblehead –

    Sit in a bush and make sounds like a waiting room in the South or a senior citizen facility.

  2. Remember during the run up to the invasion of Iraq Bill O’Reilly took the brave stand of declaring war, actually a boycott, on French wine? He boasted he would personally bring the French wine industry to it’s knees! Reason being France would not sign on join the “Coalition of the willing” which was a group of nations Bush/ Cheney were pressuring to join in the idiotic invasion of a sovereign nation… Iraq.

    That’s about as close as O’Reilly, the sexual harasser, has ever gotten to war….a war on the French wine industry. Dare I suggest for his heroic actions he should have received a …..Purple Heart? Hilarious.

  3. Melvin Hendrix

    Clearly, if #OReilly is breathing, he’s lying. #FoxNews has no #compunction towards lying even in the age of digital #verification.

  4. Ol’ Bill-O could have gotten just bunches of War experience in Vietnam – but he, like all the Media Giants of his Generation, found one of the outs that only existed for the White Middle Class & above: He became a Teacher at St Bendovers Catholic Boys School.
    Catholic Priests & Bill – What a world view those kids must have gotten.

  5. Why write this? He does not lie about anything else, right? writing about him reminds me he exists and talks somewhere. I read this site to avoid such bad memories. The article should be deleted because nobody will believe he lies if they watch his program. I also do not want to see pictures, please.

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