Bill O’Reilly finds himself with his own problems from war claims


BLOOMBERG: A New York Times reporter is contradicting what the most-watched cable newsman had said about his time reporting in the Middle East.

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BLOOMBERG: A New York Times reporter is contradicting what the most-watched cable newsman had said about his time reporting in the Middle East.

It all started last week when Mother Jones published a story accusing the Fox News anchor of embellishing war stories a’la Brian Williams.

O’Reilly countered by quoting a New York Times article as a defense.

The only problem is that the reporter of that NYT story is not corroborating O’Reilly’s story.

But the very reporter who wrote the story, Rich Meislin, pointed out a glaring omission in a Facebook post on Monday morning. 

“I wrote: “Chants of ‘Argentina! Argentina!’ and the whine of police sirens echoed off the buildings of the business district as police trucks moved in. One large gray van pulled into an intersection a block from the plaza, and policemen emerged, seizing anyone they could. One policeman pulled a pistol, firing five shots over the heads of fleeing demonstrators.”

When he read it on Howard Kurtz’s Media Buzz show, O’Reilly left out that the shots were “over the heads of fleeing demonstrators.” As far as I know, no demonstrators were shot or killed by police in Buenos Aires that night.”

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