More Bill O’Reilly Fox Farts
by Jamie Moses - posted 1:27 pm, February 20, 2015
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.
NONE OF IT HAPPENED!
We picked a photo of Bill with mouth open wide enough to get his foot in it.