FOX News Host, Bill O’Reilly, has been under fire the past two weeks for embellishments and lies. After questionable details in his oft repeated 1982 Falklands story, Media Matters is now shedding light on what can only be deemed an outright lie by O’Reilly.
“Bill O’Reilly has repeatedly claimed he personally ‘heard’ a shotgun blast that killed a figure in the investigation into President John F. Kennedy’s assassination while reporting for a Dallas television station in 1977. O’Reilly’s claim is implausible and contradicted by his former newsroom colleagues who denied the tale in interviews with Media Matters. A police report, contemporaneous reporting, and a congressional investigator who was probing Kennedy’s death further undermine O’Reilly’s story.”
O’Reilly made these claims in two books as well as on his show. Shame on you O’Reilly! You are the “LIAR OF THE WEEK”.
The American population has become so desensitized by talking-head rhetoric and full-on distortive reporting that it is unlikely much will come of this in the end. As it stands, a previous #LiarOfTheWeek, Brian Williams, thus far, has only gotten a 6-month suspension from NBC Nightly News. Apparently these guys take a lot of liberty with the fact the media can legally lie and has no obligation to tell the truth.
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