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More Bill O’Reilly Fox Farts

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Bill O'Reilly

Bill O’Reilly, cable tv’s top news anchor, spent the better part of a week torturing Brian Williams and expressing his disgust that Williams would exaggerate his experience as an Iraq war correspondence. Maybe he should have kept his mouth shut (the Impossible Dream). Two astute reporters from Mother Jones recalled O’Reilly repeatedly boasting of his heroic experiences as war correspondent, including saving a man’s life in a war zone he never set foot in. They decided to investigate. Some of O’Reilly’s claims:
2001: “You know that I am not easily shocked. I’ve reported on the ground in active war zones from El Salvador to the Falklands.”
2003: ‘I’ve covered wars, okay? I’ve been there. The Falklands, Northern Ireland, the Middle East. I’ve almost been killed three times, okay.'”
2004: “Having survived a combat situation in Argentina during the Falklands war, I know that life-and-death decisions are made in a flash.”
2013: “I was in a war zone in Argentina, my photographer got run down… his head was bleeding. And the army was chasing us. I had to make a decision. And I dragged him off, you know, but at the same time, I’m looking around and trying to do my job, but I figure I had to get this guy out of there because that was more important.

We picked a photo of Bill with mouth open wide enough to get his foot in it.

  • NA

    What is more hilarious and even stupider. What you wrote “Two astute reporters from Mother Jones”. Really??? There is nothing astute about them. LMAO.

    • Kevin Hickey

      Exactly. What kind of idiots actually report facts? That’s so 1980’s!!

  • HapKlein

    Good Lord AV this is akin to doing review of the Pat Robertson Show.

    I must admit not having ever watched O’Reilly’s show. But I saw an interview by Charlie Rose where O’Reilly transfixed us by offering that his writing is divine inspiration and he is but a conduit of the Word of God. Like Mohammed he is one with God.

    But I also saw a hilarious interview with Jon Stewart that truly portrayed him as a pretty vacant intellect.

    When I saw his ratings and pay I really fear for an audience that can promote such a baffling but shallow intellect. Those Fox audiences must really be fearsomely stupid.

    But who cares?

    • rastamaniac

      Just read the assclown down below doing a sidearmed defense of him. You’ll get the flavor du jour of Artvoice commenters these days. I am only surprised there aren’t about a dozen more just like it.