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Mother Jones’ David Corn and Daniel Schulman released the video report from Bill O’Reilly‘s 1982 Falklands war coverage Monday, claiming it shows further contradictions between O’Reilly’s version of being in a “war zone” and what was actually happening on the ground in Buenos Aires. The video, close to two minutes, features O’Reilly’s voice over images of a violent riot in Buenos Aires after the Argentine junta surrendered to the British. Also Read: Jon Stewart Laughs at Bill O’Reilly Allegations: ‘No One’s Watching Him for the Actual Truth’ (Video) O’Reilly reports of coins »
- Jordan Chariton
Jon Stewart couldn’t help but laugh at the media controversy surrounding Bill O’Reilly, who allegedly exaggerated his war zone experiences in Buenos Aires during the Falkland Islands war. “Really? We’re going after O’Reilly for exaggerating being in a war zone? I don’t know if you watch his program. Misrepresenting the zone he is in is kind of his hook,” Stewart said of the Fox News personality during “The Daily Show” on Tuesday. “No one’s watching him for the actual truth.” See video: Bill O’Reilly Slams ‘Irresponsible Guttersnipe’ David Corn Over War Coverage Claims Stewart mocked Mother Jones, »
- Greg Gilman
The evidence is mounting that Bill O’Reilly fudged the truth of his coverage of the Falklands War, much the way Brian Williams did same regarding his time in Iraq.
Debate all you want whether one man’s words were more inaccurate than the other’s. But how they chose to react to their respective controversies is quite different, and perhaps will make all the difference in determining their fates.
Since Mother Jones first made the allegations, the Fox anchor has persistently defended his actions to anyone who would listen, whether responding directly to the the magazine article’s author, David Corn, or from the air on Fox News Channel.
As of Sunday, O’Reilly wasn’t showing any signs of backing down as more of his former CBS News colleagues continued to question his characterization of events that took place in 1982. He went on Fnc’s “Mediabuzz” to fire »
- Andrew Wallenstein
Bill O’Reilly called into Fox News’ MediaBuzz Sunday to ht back at his former CBS News colleague Eric Engberg, who previously criticized O’Reilly’s 1982 Falklands War claims. Engberg wrote a lengthy Facebook post Friday questioning several claims O’Reilly had made regarding his coverage of the war between Argentina and England. Also Read: Bill O’Reilly Slams ‘Irresponsible Guttersnipe’ David Corn Over War Coverage Claims (Video) In his post, the former CBS News correspondent demanded for O’Reilly to name the cameraman he claimed was bleeding from the ears after violent riots broke out in Buenos Aires—injuries so bad, »
- Jordan Chariton
The back-and-forth between Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Mother Jones bureau chief David Corn continued on Friday night, with O’Reilly slamming Corn as “a liar,” an “irresponsible guttersnipe” and “a far left zealot” on his program “The O’Reilly Factor.” O’Reilly devoted the Talking Points Memo of his show to Corn, who has called O’Reilly’s accounts about covering the Falklands War between Argentina and England into question. Also Read: Mother Jones Chief David Corn ‘Flummoxed’ by Bill O’Reilly’s Non-Answers “Mother Jones … is low-circulation, considered by many the bottom rung of journalism in America, »
- Tim Kenneally
Updated with David Corn’s responses: “In a way, it’s impossible to win a debate with O’Reilly because he is not bound by reality,” David Corn, author of the Mother Jones article about Bill O’Reilly, responded tonight after watching The O’Reilly Factor. During his “Talking Points” segmentthe Fox News Channel star savaged the article, the author and websites that have been covering the kerfuffle. O’Reilly addressed the article at the top of his show tonight, telling viewers… »
David Corn’s explosive article examining Bill O’Reilly‘s tales of reporting in the 1982 war zone of the Falklands War between Argentina and the U.K. has solicited a strong defense from O’Reilly, mostly discrediting Corn without getting into specifics about the Mother Jones bureau chief’s claims. “I don’t think he’s answered any of the questions,” Corn told TheWrap in an interview Friday. “He insists that he never said that he was in the Falklands when he made several of these statements that we examined … but, it’s exactly what he said. See photos: The »
- Jordan Chariton
Bill O’Reilly will throw himself into the “no-spin zone” of his popular Fox News program, “The O’Reilly Factor,” Friday evening as he continues to push back against claims made by Mother Jones magazine about his wartime reporting.
O’Reilly is expected to use his “Talking Points” segment to debate the investigative magazine’s findings. “Mother Jones and the far-left websites couldn’t care less about the truth,” he is expected to say, according to a transcript of his remarks published by the Nation. “They are in business to injure. This is a political hit job.”
Much of the story claims that, as was the case with Brian Williams, the NBC News anchor who was suspended last week for six months without pay, O’Reilly exaggerated his experiences in the years that have passed since he was working in the field for CBS News. In an interview with Variety on Thursday night, »
- Brian Steinberg
The battle between Bill O’Reilly and website Mother Jones continued Friday as the political news website sent a letter to Fox News demanding an on-air apology from O’Reilly for saying David Corn deserved to be “in the kill zone.” Corn reported an explosive piece on Thursday highlighting various occasions O’Reilly has claimed to have been in the war zone during the 1982 Falklands War between Argentina and England. Also Read: Bill O’Reilly’s Falklands War Coverage Challenged in Explosive New Report The issue, Corn states, is that few journalists were actually up close to witness the fighting: »
- Jordan Chariton
Update 10:50 Am: Mother Jones has published the list of questions it sent to Fox News and to its primetime star Bill O’Reilly before publishing an article by David Corn and Daniel Schulman in which it says it has documented how Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has “mischaracterized his wartime reporting experience.” Previously: The editors in chief at Mother Jones this morning sent this email/letter to Fox News Evp Programming Bill Shine and one of the network’s communications… »
Bill O’Reilly‘s claims of reporting in a war zone in the 1980’s is being challenged in an explosive new piece by Mother Jones. The website’s David Corn highlights several instances where the Fox News primetime host claimed to have covered the 1982 fighting in the Falklands War between Argentina and England up close—the issue is few reporters were able to cover the conflict up close due to the remote location of the war zone. Also Read: Bill O’Reilly Thinks Brian Williams Lied About Iraq Just to Be ‘Cool’ and ‘Fascinating’ (Video) The main fighting was 1,400 miles »
- Jordan Chariton
Updated with David Corn’s response: Mother Jones writer David Corn has responded to Bill O’Reilly’s comments to Deadline on the magazine’s piece about O’Reilly’s claims about working as a war correspondent during the Falklands war: A discerning reader of Deadline can easily see that Bill O'Reilly is hiding behind name-calling, rather than dealing with the substance of the matter. Mother Jones sent him a long list of detailed questions about his comments regarding his… »
Bill O’Reilly is working the phones tonight to refute allegations in a Mother Jones story that he has a “Brian Williams problem” of having embellished his war reporting experiences over the years.
The Mother Jones story by David Corn and Daniel Schulman, posted Thursday evening, asserts that O’Reilly has made claims about his reporting in Argentina during the Falklands Islands conflict and in El Salvador and Ireland “that don’t withstand scrutiny.”
The story, “Bill O’Reilly Has His Own Brian Williams Problem,” goes into detail about his work for CBS News during the early 1980s and cites later O’Reilly statements citing his experience in the Falklands war zone when in fact the Argentine government kept reporters some 1,200 miles away from the conflict. The story includes comments from CBS News vets Bob Schieffer and Susan Zirinsky about specific incidents surrounding the coverage out of Buenos Aires, although »
- Cynthia Littleton
Welcome to the February 19, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: Iggy Azalea is done with Twitter and thinks you're all terrible. “Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it’s shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite. Lol,” Azalea tweeted, referring to paparazzi pictures from the trip that circulated online. “I just want to have peace and relaxation time without a perve with long distance lense hiding out taking pictures, everyone deserves peace.” And furthermore: I feel the hatred and pettiness i see online at all times is at making me become an angry person and I cannot be that. — Iggy Azalea (@Iggyazalea) February 19, 2015 To become nasty because of the way I feel iam treated would be a disservice to my fans and I promise i will try to keep smiling. »
- Chris Eggertsen
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