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By: Steve - February 27, 2015 - 11:00am
At this point, it looks like O'Reilly pretty much lied about everything he reported on, the more they fact check him the more lies they find.
The Guardian reports that six of Bill O'Reilly's former colleagues dispute the embattled Fox News host's claim that he and his crew were "attacked by protesters" during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
O'Reilly covered the riots, which took place after several LAPD officers were acquitted on charges they used excessive force against Rodney King, while serving as the host of Inside Edition. In a February 20 interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, O'Reilly claimed that during the riots, "We were attacked, we were attacked by protesters, where bricks were thrown at us." In a 2006 interview, O'Reilly said, "They were throwing bricks and stones at us. Concrete was raining down on us. The cops saved our butts that time."
Several of O'Reilly's former Inside Edition colleagues -- "reporters Bonnie Strauss, Tony Cox and Rick Kirkham, and crew members Theresa McKeown, Bob McCall and Neil Antin" -- disputed O'Reilly's characterization of the event and suggested he was exaggerating an incident where the crew was confronted by a single man.
According to The Guardian, "Two of the team said the man was angered specifically by O'Reilly behaving disrespectfully after arriving at the smoking remains of his neighbourhood in a limousine, whose driver at one point began polishing the vehicle. O'Reilly is said to have shouted at the man and asked him: 'Don't you know who I am?'"
Colleagues who were with O'Reilly during the riots coverage suggested to The Guardian that O'Reilly had overplayed the incident, which did not result in any injuries to members of the Inside Edition crew:
Kirkham, the show's lead reporter on the riots, was adamant that it did not take place. "It didn't happen," he said. "If it did, how come none of the rest of us remember it?"O'Reilly is under scrutiny for several of his past claims, including that he was in a "combat situation" while reporting on the 1982 Falklands War; that he "heard" the gunshot that signaled the suicide of a man set to testify about the assassination of John F. Kennedy; and that he had witnessed the execution of nuns in El Salvador during a civil war in that country.
Jon Stewart Slams Fox For Their Dishonesty, Hypocrisy, And Lies
By: Steve - February 27, 2015 - 10:00am
Stewart really nailed it with this one, he gives Fox a reality check.
During Wednesday night's broadcast of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart lit into longtime nemesis Fox News for waging a "chronically angry war for ideological purity."
He also took Fox to task for claiming that he hasn't been truthful or fair with his takedowns of the network over the years, instead utilizing deceptive and selective editing to completely hide the context of their quotes. Besides Fox News, Stewart took shots at conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh for claiming Stewart has damaged the Republican brand.
Stewart began by reiterating that he will be leaving the program in the near future. He then noted that after he had announced his departure, many in the media discussed the news. This led to a clip of Fox News host Megyn Kelly saying Stewart has not "been a force for good" and complaining about his using video clips out of context.
Stewart reacted to this by declaring a "lie-off" and played a six-second Vine showing 50 of the biggest lies Fox has told. The Vine was later tweeted by the show's official Twitter account.
And here is one very big and important point nobody on the right will talk about, including the ridiculous and biased fool Megyn Kelly. Jon Stewart is a COMEDIAN who does a COMEDY show on the COMEDY NETWORK. He is not a JOURNALIST, and is not held to journalistic ethics, rules, or standards, like the people at Fox are held to.
Jon Stewart is a comedian, not a journalist. Kelly and the right slam him for bias when he does not have a duty to be impartial, he is a comedian, and there are no rules. Unlike the idiots at Fox who are supposed to go by the rules and ethics of journalism, and yet they lie their ass off. The comparison is insane, because you can not compare a comedian on a comedy show to what so-called real journalists are doing, it's ridiculous and just stupid.
The comedian also went hard after Limbaugh, but you could make the same argument against O'Reilly, Hannity, or pretty much everyone else at Fox. He played a clip of the right-wing gasbag claiming Stewart has damaged the Republican Party's brand with his show.
Even though it is the Republicans who have damaged their own brand, with all the racist and stupid things they say, not Stewart. All he does is repeat what they say and make fun of it, if they are damaged it is their own fault, and if they stopped saying racist and stupid things Jon Stewart would not have any ammo to destroy them. They destroy theirself, with their own words, and they do not seem to understand that.
This was followed by a montage of Limbaugh saying extremely offensive things over the past few years, topped by Limbaugh making fun of actor Michael J. Fox having Parkinson’s disease. After the Fox comment was played, Stewart sarcastically stated, "We poisoned THAT brand…how do you poison a cyanide factory?"
Stewart then completely tore apart the claims that right-wing media figures have made claiming Stewart lies and completely misrepresents what they say. He pointed out that they pretend to be concerned about truthfulness but really only care about "discrediting anything that they believe harms their side."
It is all about ideological purity to them. Any time they see something that isn't conservative enough for their tastes, they attack it and label it as awful or evil. Which might have been a direct shot at O'Reilly, because O'Reilly does that pretty much every night.
And this was really good:
STEWART: "They purport to want to fix things. But conservatives are not looking to make education more rigorous and informative, or science more empirical or verifiable, or voting more representative, or the government more efficient or effective.Stewart said their issues even go to trivial stuff, showing the network talking heads complaining about American Sniper not getting the Oscar for Best Picture. After playing clips of pundits whining about the film being snubbed, Stewart noted that the director Clint Eastwood has already been honored by the Academy in the past, the film itself was made by the so-called liberal elite, and they went and nominated it for Best Picture, among other awards.
This led to Stewart pointing out that if "liberal street cred" were all that was needed to be honored, then his film Rosewater would have been named best film.
Stewart concluded the segment by stating that the conservative media is like a four-year-old who constantly complains and whines until the parent finally caves in.
He pointed out that many government institutions in this country are doing just that and are caving to right-wing pressure due to the non-stop crying by the right-wing over ideological purity. Stewart then begged people to stop giving in to them, claiming that nothing is ever going to be good enough for them as the anger is constant.
The Wednesday 2-25-15 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - February 26, 2015 - 11:00am
The TPM was called: Hating President Obama. The biased and dishonest right-wing stooge Bill O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: At the height of the Iraq War, the vilification of President Bush was off the chart. The left accused him and Vice President Cheney of lying to get us into the war, of sacrificing American military people so Halliburton could make money, and a variety of other vile allegations.Comment from Steve: Wow! What a load of right-wing garbage. Comparing hate of Bush and Obama is ridiculous, because Bush deserved the hate for things he did, Obama is hated by the right simply because he is black and a liberal. There is no comparison, to compare the two is just stupid. And O'Reilly denies Obama has improved the situation, which is laughable.
America is not in a bad place, we are doing great, only idiotic right-wing fools think otherwise. The economy has recovered, wall street is at record highs, jobs are back, and on and on, proving O'Reilly is a dishonest hack. How is it Obama's fault that the economy rewards the wealthy, the Republicans block everything to fix it, and O'Reilly supports all of it. To be honest, I think O'Reilly is getting senile because half of what he says is nonsense and the rest is right-wing spin.
Then Alan Colmes and Mike Gallagher were on to talk about the haters.
Gallagher said this: "They have the right to feel the way they feel, based on President Obama's words and actions. He often appears to be more sympathetic to Muslims than to Christians. He ignored Coptic Christians when their heads were chopped off."
Colmes said this: "When people call me and say Bush is a Nazi, that's totally wrong but I give them a chance to speak. There are also people who say Bush and Cheney knew about 9/11 and it was an inside job."
O'Reilly said this: "There is a perception that Obama goes out of his way to give cover to Muslims, while he brings up things Christians did hundreds of years ago."
Comment from Steve: And that is nonsense, because that perception is only from right-wing idiots who hate Obama and just say that to make him look bad, it's right-wing garbage and O'Reilly adds to it because he also hates Obama. The truth is Obama loves America and he wants to make it better, Republicans hate him so they attack him unfairly with garbage about being un-patriotic and crap like that, and it makes me sick. They are low-life idiots, and O'Reilly is their leader.
Then Andrea Tantaros & Jessica Ehrlich were on to talk about a crazy conservative judge who suggested that our rights come from God, CNN host Chris Cuomo ridiculed that notion and insisted that our rights are actually conferred by politicians and courts.
Tantaros said this: "Chris Cuomo used the rights afforded to him to bully and intimidate that judge, and I don't think the judge should have gone on that show. The judge is right, our rights do come from God."
Comment from Steve: Tantaros and the judge are dead wrong and both idiots. Our rights come from the constitution and laws, not God.
Ehrlich said this: "There's a difference between our inalienable rights that are based on our Judeo-Christian values and the rights that come from our legal and justice systems. Our system is set up so we don't have clerics handing out biblical justice."
O'Reilly said this: "The secular progressive belief system discounts God totally, they say God should have no place at all in the public forum."
Comment from Steve: And for once O'Reilly is right. God and religion should be done in church and in private, it has no place in the public forum, none. That is why the founding fathers banned religion from our system, because it has no place in the public, schools, or government. O'Reilly and his right-wing friends just do not get that, and never will. Worship in private, and shut up, and do not force it on other people.
Then Karl Rove was on to talk about a ruling on a suit brought by 26 states, a federal judge in Texas blocked President Obama's executive action on immigration. Rove was on, with no Democratic guest for balance, making it a joke of a one sided right-wing biased debate.
Rove said this: "This is very much up in the air, and remember that the president himself said 22 times that he didn't have the authority to do that. This judge took on the core argument of the administration and called this a blanket amnesty to five-million people."
O'Reilly reported that the judge's ruling hasn't had much of an impact, saying this: "President Obama doesn't care what the judge says, he's going ahead with this amnesty."
Then Martha MacCallum was on to talk about the movie American Sniper, that is shooting down the competition at the box office, raking in close to $400-million. But to many entertainment types on the coasts, the movie is derided as red meat for patriotic yahoos. With no Democratic guest for balance, as usual.
MacCallum said this: "There definitely is a divide, and American Sniper was the only best picture nominee to be seen by more than 12-million people. I spoke with some Hollywood producers who say all the money is now in superhero movies. So Hollywood wants to make these smaller and more artistic movies that make them feel good about themselves. Those movies end up being nominated."
And finally, the lame Factor tip of the day called: The Slime Stops Here! Billy said this: "Because every person running for president will be attacked, often unfairly, by nefarious websites, we will do everything possible report the truth and repel the lies."
Comment from Steve: What a joke, this is the worst tip of the day ever. Because O'Reilly is the king of slime and not fair to any Democrats. He spends the entire year sliming Democrats, and having 95% Republican guests on to do the same thing. Saying he will report the truth and repel the lies is just laughable. O'Reilly is the king of slime and lies, and that is the truth.
Democratic Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage
By: Steve - February 26, 2015 - 10:50am
And now His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country. Proving the Republican propaganda that raising taxes on the rich and raising the minimum wage is all right-wing garbage, because it does work, and Bill Clinton also proved it works in the 90's when he was the President.
When he took office in January of 2011, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton inherited a $6.2 billion budget deficit and a 7 percent unemployment rate from his predecessor, Tim Pawlenty, the soon-forgotten Republican candidate for the presidency who called himself Minnesota's first true fiscally-conservative governor in modern history.
Pawlenty prided himself on never raising state taxes -- the most he ever did to generate new revenue was increase the tax on cigarettes by 75 cents a pack. Between 2003 and late 2010, when Pawlenty was at the head of Minnesota's state government, he managed to add only 6,200 more jobs.
During his first four years in office, Gov. Dayton raised the state income tax from 7.85 to 9.85 percent on individuals earning over $150,000, and on couples earning over $250,000 when filing jointly -- a tax increase of $2.1 billion. He's also agreed to raise Minnesota's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2018, and passed a state law guaranteeing equal pay for women.
Republicans flipped out and warned against Gov. Dayton's tax increases, saying, "The job creators, the big corporations, the small corporations, they will leave. It's all dollars and sense to them." And they would be proven wrong.
Between 2011 and 2015, Gov. Dayton added 172,000 new jobs to Minnesota's economy -- that's 165,800 more jobs in Dayton's first term than Pawlenty added in both of his terms combined. Even though Minnesota's top income tax rate is the 4th-highest in the country, it has the 5th-lowest unemployment rate in the country at 3.6 percent.
According to 2012-2013 U.S. census figures, Minnesotans had a median income that was $10,000 larger than the U.S. average, and their median income is still $8,000 more than the U.S. average today.
By late 2013, Minnesota's private sector job growth exceeded pre-recession levels, and the state's economy was the 5th fastest-growing in the United States. Forbes even ranked Minnesota the 9th-best state for business (Scott Walker's "Open For Business" Wisconsin came in at a distant #32 on the same list). Despite the fearmongering over businesses fleeing from Dayton's tax cuts, 6,230 more Minnesotans filed in the top income tax bracket in 2013, just one year after Dayton's tax increases went through.
As of January 2015, Minnesota has a $1 billion budget surplus, and Gov. Dayton has pledged to reinvest more than one third of that money into public schools. And according to Gallup, Minnesota's economic confidence is higher than any other state.
And of course the dishonest Bill O'Reilly never says a word about any of this, because he is one of the Republicans who puts out the propaganda that higher taxes on the rich will hurt the economy and jobs, even though we know it's a lie.
O'Reilly Caught Telling More Lies About Witnessing Nun Killings
By: Steve - February 26, 2015 - 10:30am
Another day, another apparent lie from Bill O'Reilly. Following Mother Jones reports about his war zone stories in Buenos Aires and a former Washington Post editor's claims that he lied about his experience covering the JFK assassination comes a new discovery from liberal watchdog group Media Matters that dates back to O'Reilly's time spent in El Salvador in the early 1980s.
On multiple occasions, including a 2005 radio segment and a 2012 episode of The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly told a story about seeing nuns "get shot in the back of the head" in El Salvador while he was there covering the civil war there for CBS News.
But as Media Matters points out, the incident he described, in which Salvadorans raped and shot four U.S. nuns happened in December 1980. O'Reilly did not go to El Salvador until after he was promoted to CBS News correspondent in 1981, according to his own book, The No Spin Zone.
Curiously, Media Matters pointed to another interview O'Reilly gave to WVVH-TV's American Dreams Show in 2009 - between the other two instances - in which he appears to admit he arrived in El Salvador "right after" the killings occurred.
When asked about the challenges to O'Reilly’s Falkland Islands war stories, a representative for Fox said: "Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and all senior management are in full support of Bill O'Reilly." And when asked about these allegations, a Fox spokesperson responded to Mediaite with the following statement:
"Bill O'Reilly has already addressed several claims leveled against him. This is nothing more than an orchestrated campaign by far left advocates Mother Jones and Media Matters. Responding to the unproven accusation du jour has become an exercise in futility. FOX News maintains its staunch support of O'Reilly, who is no stranger to calculated onslaughts."In response to the allegations put forward by Media Matters, Bill O'Reilly submitted the following statement. He claims that when he referred to seeing nuns "get shot in the back of the head," he was referring to images and not the actual events in person.
O'Reilly has claimed he has "seen guys gun down nuns in El Salvador" and "was in El Salvador and I saw nuns get shot in the back of the head" during his time as a CBS correspondent. The incident that O'Reilly appears to be referring to is the well-documented execution of four churchwomen by the Salvadoran national guard in December 1980. After this event, experts say that there were no priests or nuns killed in the country for more than eight years.
Media Matters for America President Bradley Beychok blasted O'Reilly and called the network "a joke" in a statement issued to The Huffington Post:
"Fox News claims to be a real news organization," Beychok said in an email. "Bill O'Reilly promotes himself as the host of the 'No Spin Zone,' Fox News sits in the White House briefing room daily, Mr. O'Reilly even interviewed the President during halftime of the Super Bowl. Now that he's been exposed as a serial fabricator, Fox News should hold him to the same journalistic standards that any news organization would or else admit that their network is a joke not journalism."
Not once while telling the stories did O'Reilly say he was talking about seeing photos of the Nuns being killed, he only says that now, after being caught in the lies. Proving he is dishonest, and that he can not even admit he lied when he was caught red handed doing it.
Tuesday evening, a former colleague of O’Reilly’s, Tracy Rowlett, told Media Matters that O'Reilly also lied in his 2012 book Killing Kennedy about being present for the death of Lee Harvey Oswald's friend George de Mohrenschildt. Rowlett asserted that O'Reilly was actually in Dallas, calling him "a phony."
It looks like the lies are endless, the more the media looks into things O'Reilly has said in the past the more lies they find. And of course O'Reilly will not admit to any of it, while Fox ignores it all because he is their golden boy. But when Brian Williams at NBC does the same thing, Fox rips him to pieces and calls for NBC to take action. As they defend O'Reilly and do nothing about his lies, they are not even doing an internal investigation.
Stewart Slams O'Reilly: 'No One's Watching Him for the Actual Truth'
By: Steve - February 26, 2015 - 10:00am
Jon Stewart, who spent all of last week on vacation, finally dug into the Bill O'Reilly "war zone" story Tuesday night.
"Really? We're going after O'Reilly for exaggerating being in a war zone?"
Stewart asked in disbelief of Mother Jones, which has led the charge against O'Reilly's alleged mischaracterizations about his time spent in Buenos Aires during the Falkland Islands war.
"Misrepresenting the zone he is in is kind of his hook."
"No one's watching him for the actual truth," Stewart said of O'Reilly.
Stewart added that we should just accept that a certain percentage of the anecdotes told by news figures like O'Reilly and Brian Williams are "bullshit" and "move on."
Then, the host moved on to lies he found more consequential, namely those apparently made by Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald about his own military record.
As he did when he covered the Williams situation, Stewart suggested that the media's priorities on these stories might be a little off. "It seems to me, you know, we might all be just a little better off if the exaggerations about covering a war get less attention than the exaggerations that got us into so many of them!" he concluded.
O'Reilly Accused Of Lies About Suicide Of JFK Assassination Figure
By: Steve - February 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
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.
George de Mohrenschildt was a Russian emigre who befriended Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and testified before the Warren Commission investigating the Kennedy assassination. On March 29, 1977, the same day he was contacted by the House Select Committee on Assassinations, he committed suicide at his daughter's home in Florida. At the time, O'Reilly was a reporter for Dallas' WFAA-TV who regularly reported on stories related to the Kennedy assassination.
O'Reilly has bizarrely inserted himself into de Mohrenschildt's story, claiming in books and on Fox News that he was outside the house seeking to interview de Mohrenschiltd at the time of his death. O'Reilly is under heavy criticism and scrutiny for his false claims about his 1982 Falklands War reporting.
O'Reilly's implausible tale was first flagged by Jefferson Morley in a 2013 post for his website JFKFacts.org. Morley has worked as an editor for The Washington Post, Salon.com, and Arms Control Today, and is a visiting professor at the University of California, Washington Center.
New interviews with former O'Reilly colleagues who say he wasn't in Florida on the day of de Mohrenschildt's suicide and documents obtained by Media Matters bolster Morley's reporting.
In his 2012 best-selling non-fiction book Killing Kennedy, O'Reilly writes on page 300 that as a "reporter knocked on the door of de Mohrenschildt's daughter's home, he heard the shotgun blast that marked the suicide of the Russian ... that reporter's name is Bill O'Reilly."
The Fox News host repeated the tale while promoting his book and movie special on Fox News. During an October 2, 2012, appearance on Fox & Friends, O'Reilly claimed he "was about to knock on the door where [de Mohrenschildt] was, his daughter's house, and he blew his brains out with a shotgun." O'Reilly replayed the clip of his 2012 appearance during a November 30, 2014, O'Reilly Factor special before Fox News' airing of the Killing Kennedy film.
Numerous pieces of evidence contradict O'Reilly's claim that he "heard the shotgun blast" that killed de Mohrenschildt.
In comments to Media Matters, two of O'Reilly's former colleagues at WFAA say that his version of events is a lie.
"Bill O'Reilly's a phony, there's no other way to put it," said Tracy Rowlett, a former WFAA reporter and anchor who worked at the station with O'Reilly. "He was not up on the porch when he heard the gunshots, he was in Dallas. He wasn't traveling at that time."
Byron Harris, a reporter at WFAA for the past 40 years, agreed that O'Reilly had not traveled to Florida for the story and accused him of stealing his reporting on de Mohrenschildt's suicide from a newspaper.
According to Harris, O'Reilly "was in Dallas. He stole that article out of the newspaper. I guarantee Channel 8 didn't send him to Florida to do that story because it was a newspaper story, it was broken by the Dallas Morning News."
Both Harris and Rowlett said O'Reilly never mentioned having been present for the gunshot during his time at WFAA.
"I don't remember O'Reilly claiming that he was there. That came later, that must have been a brain surge when he was writing the book," Rowlett said.
Harris further pointed out that WFAA "would have reported it as some kind of exclusive -- and there was no exclusive -- if O'Reilly had been standing outside the door."
O'Reilly's claim of having been present when de Mohrenschildt shot himself was also missing from his 1992 Inside Edition report on documents relating to the Kennedy assassination. During that report, O'Reilly told viewers, "moments before he was to be interviewed by House investigators, de Mohrenschildt blew his brains out with a 20-gauge shotgun."
Jefferson Morley said O'Reilly's claim of being present for the gunshot is "just not true" and speculated that it was "just part of the pattern, to embellish the story and make it a sexier story."
He added, "It is what these guys all do, they inject themselves into a dramatic situation. O'Reilly was chasing this story, but he wasn't there, he made it sound like he was more on the scene than he was, it was show business."
O'Reilly has written about his time at WFAA as being extremely contentious. In his book The O'Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life, he writes that he was "twenty-six going on ten in the worldliness department" when he joined WFAA and describes his colleagues as "ambitious, aggressive journalists battling each other under the strong thumb of an unsympathetic management."
O'Reilly concedes that he made "every possible political mistake" when he got to the station, including "mouthing off to the producers" and making "stupid comments in the newsroom."
His admitted abrasiveness clearly made an impression on his former colleagues.
According to Rowlett, "It was my experience with O'Reilly that he was less than an honest reporter, generally. He was the most disliked person in our newsroom. He wasn't to be trusted, he was all about Bill O'Reilly, he wasn't about the news."
Harris painted a similar picture of O'Reilly, saying he was "often not a truthful person" and claiming the Fox News host "was just a jerk, nobody liked him. He was always tooting his own horn."
And let me add this, former staffers have sent me e-mails telling me that O'Reilly is a jerk and the worst boss they have ever worked for. More than one of them have told me that almost everyone working for O'Reilly hates him, but they do not say anything because they are afraid he will fire them and block them from working at any Fox News job.
The Tuesday 2-24-15 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - February 25, 2015 - 11:50am
The TPM was called: ISIS Atrocities Continue. The biased and dishonest right-wing stooge Bill O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: As many as 90 Christians in Syria have been taken hostage by the ISIS jihadists. We should all pray for those people who may very well end up beheaded or burned alive.Comment from Steve: Earth to Bill O'Reilly, the American people do not want us to be the police to the world, and we should only fight ISIS if they come to the USA, or we find out they are planning to come to the USA and do some terrorism. The constitution says defend the borders, it does not say travel a thousand miles to a foreign country and attack someone who has not attacked us, get a clue, you and your draft-dodging right-wing chickenhawk friends are wrong, just as you were wrong on Iraq.
Then O'Reilly discussed ISIS with two Republican terrorism experts (who of course agree with O'Reilly) Michael Weiss and Thomas Sanderson.
Weiss said this: "ISIS is a terror army, and a totalitarian political organization, so your comparison with National Socialism is apt. This is also a political project that doesn't get talked about much, one I would describe as a Sunni restoration."
Sanderson said this: "People are intimidated by the group, they're intimidated by the landscape they would have to go into. It would be tremendously difficult to go in there and fight ISIS, but it could be done. We would like the locals to do that, but at some point NATO could be forced to engage on the ground."
Comment from Steve: And btw, O'Reilly never reports this, but we created ISIS by going to all these foreign countries and overthrowing their leaders, Lybia and Iraq are two of them, they had ISIS in check, and when we removed those leaders ISIS bloomed into what it is today. But O'Reilly never ever mentions that, if we had left them alone ISIS would not be what it is today, and that is a fact.
Then Monica Crowley and Kirsten Powers discussed the Talking Points Memo and the administration's overall anti-terror strategy.
Powers said this: "I don't think there's an easy answer. The idea of just sending troops in is not enough and I fear you are over-simplifying this. You think sending troops in is a plan and will solve the problem, but I don't just scream 'War!' the way you do."
Crowley said this: "Military leaders and analysts are putting out plans and laying out the options, but the commander-in-chief refuses to listen. We have to take on ISIS militarily and economically and ideologically."
O'Reilly said this: "Every single day we are seeing the abuse of human beings and these guys are not afraid of us. We don't have leadership against ISIS right now."
Comment from Steve: Remember this folks, O'Reilly said the same thing about Iraq, he was gung ho to attack them and said it would be a good strategy, and he was dead wrong, there were no WMD's, and the Iraq war has been an expensive disaster that cost us a fortune in blood and treasure and made things worse. Do not listen to these draft dodging right-wing neo-con chickenhawks, like O'Reilly.
Then Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle examined a story out of Illinois, where a college student is accused of acting out sexual violence he witnessed in the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey."
Wiehl said this: "Allegedly he brought a woman back into his dorm room, and he bound her hands her feet and started beating on her. He is charged with aggravated assault."
Guilfoyle said this: "The defense is asking why there is $50,000 bail when he was just acting out 'Fifty Shades' and claims it was consensual domination. He thinks he should be let go, but I don't think so."
The legal duo both predicted that Eddie Ray Routh would surely be convicted of murdering "American Sniper" Chris Kyle. "The defense has not met its burden," Wiehl declared, "which was to show that Eddie Ray Routh did not know right from wrong."
Comment from Steve: Earth to right-wing legal idiots, if it was consensual domination there is no crime and the guy did nothing wrong. How in the hell do you not understand that?
And finally, the lame Factor tip of the day called: Keep the Faith. Billy said this: "If you are a religious person, be proud of your faith. And if someone mocks you about your beliefs, turn the other cheek."
CBS Ordered O'Reilly To Leave Argentina For Risking Life Of Cameraman
By: Steve - February 25, 2015 - 11:30am
From Eric John Engberg, a fellow CBS correspondent stationed in Argentina at the same time Billo was there.
The CBS bureau chief in Buenos Aires, Larry Doyle, an ex-Marine LRRP, was something of a legend among CBSers because of his personal courage and his knowledge about how to do your job without exposing yourself to undue danger. Early that night in Buenos Aires he assembled the camera crews in our hotel newsroom and instructed them to refrain from using the lights on their cameras while around crowds.
Television lights attracted potentially violent people and also made the camera-person an easier target for demonstrators throwing rocks. We all knew that the Argentine public was angry at the U.S. for supporting Britain in the war, so American journalists might become a target for mob violence.
The riot around the presidential palace was actually short-lived. It consisted mostly of chanting, fist-shaking and throwing coins at the uniformed soldiers who were assembled outside the palace. I did not see any police attacks against demonstrators. According to Doyle, O'Reilly returned to the hotel in a rage over the fact that his cameraman wouldn't turn on the lights to photograph angry crowds.
Doyle defended the cameraman and chewed out O'Reilly for violating his instructions on lights. When Doyle looked at the tape shot by O'Reilly's cameraman he saw that the video included stand-ups -- on camera description by the reporter -- which O'Reilly had ordered the cameraman to shoot -- with his light on. Doyle was further upset by this tape, which clearly showed that his orders on lights had been unilaterally violated by O'Reilly. The issue here was safety.
CBS was doing a late night re-cap of the Falkland's story. As always the Buenos Aires bureau had no combat video footage to offer, so our part of the special would be the demonstrations, which had been well covered by three or four camera crews, including the one working with O'Reilly. All that footage was blended into the main story, narrated by Schieffer, who had been in Buenos Aires for weeks as the anchor on the scene.
When Doyle informed O'Reilly that Schieffer would be doing the report, which would not include any segment from O'Reilly, the reporter exploded. "I didn't come down here to have my footage used by that old man," he shouted.
Doyle was stunned.
First O'Reilly had defiantly ordered a cameraman to disregard his orders on using lights, and now he was claiming the right to do a story the producers had decided should be done by the senior correspondent on the scene, Schieffer.
This confrontation led the next day to O'Reilly being ordered out of Argentina by the CBS bosses. Doyle had told them O'Reilly was a "disruptive force" who threatened his bureau's morale and cohesion.
DOW Breaks 18,000 And The Biased O'Reilly Totally Ignored It
By: Steve - February 25, 2015 - 11:00am
During the 8 years of the Republican George W. Bush, every time the stock market hit a new record high Bill O'Reilly reported it and did at least one full segment about it. And not only did he report it every time, he praised Bush for it and said it was a measure of the job he was doing, saying it shows that Bush is doing a good job as President.
In fact, when liberals would slam Bush for something bad he did O'Reilly would pull the stock market is at record highs card to defend Bush. He would say if Bush is doing so bad why is the stock market setting record highs.
But now that the exact same things are happening under Obama, O'Reilly is silent, no praise of Obama, no defending him, and he never even reports it. This is a perfect example of right-wing bias from O'Reilly.
Recently the DOW broke 18,000 and O'Reilly totally ignored it. He also ignored it when it broke 17,000, so he has a pattern.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average regained the 18,000 level on Friday, boosted by its oil- and industry-related components including Caterpillar (CAT) , Chevron (CVX) , and Exxon Mobil (XOM) . The S&P 500 added 0.21%, close to an all-time high set earlier in the session. The Nasdaq climbed 0.22%.
Crude oil was gaining for a second day on Friday as investors bet on a bottom after six months of plummeting prices. West Texas Intermediate crude added 3.9% to $53.20 a barrel, though remained at more than half a mid-summer peak.
Just once I would like to see someone ask O'Reilly about this bias, but they never will, because if they did he would edit it out of the show and ban them from the Factor.
This is what O'Reilly does, and it is 100% right-wing bias.
Obama Finally Vetoes Ridiculous Republican Keystone XL Bill
By: Steve - February 25, 2015 - 10:00am
President Barack Obama vetoed legislation authorizing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, the latest development in what has become an ongoing standoff between him and congressional Republicans over approval of the Canadian oil pipeline.
This is only the third veto of Obama's presidency, but it's likely not the last.
Congressional Republicans are poised to send a number of other measures to Obama's desk that he is expected to reject, including changes to his signature health care reform law.
Obama vetoed the bill on Tuesday afternoon, hours after it was sent over from the Hill. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in the day's press briefing that the president planned to veto it "without any drama or fanfare or delay."
"The Presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously," Obama wrote in a veto message he sent back to the Senate. "But I also take seriously my responsibility to the American people. And because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest -- including our security, safety, and environment -- it has earned my veto."
The House passed the measure authorizing construction of the pipeline on Feb. 11, two weeks after the Senate approved the same legislation. Congressional Republicans held a signing ceremony and waited until after the weeklong Presidents Day recess to send it to Obama's desk.
The White House had repeatedly threatened to veto the legislation, arguing that it preempted an ongoing process at the Department of State to evaluate whether the pipeline should be constructed. Because the proposed pipeline crosses an international border, the department can decide whether to grant a permit for the project.
Comments from other federal agencies were due in early February, and the State Department is expected to issue its decision sometime in the coming weeks.
If the secretary of state and president decide the pipeline is in the national interest, they will issue a permit to TransCanada, the company seeking to build the pipeline, allowing it to move forward with construction. The bill from Congress, however, would buck the "longstanding process for evaluating whether projects like this are in the best interests of the country," Earnest said Tuesday.
But Republicans have accused the president of taking too long to make a decision on the proposed pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada's oil sands to refineries in Texas.
"After 2,349 days, time is about to be up for President Obama's dodge on the Keystone XL pipeline," the Republican leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee said in a press release Tuesday, shortly after sending the bill to the president's desk.
Even with the bill vetoed, Keystone is expected to be a recurring theme for Republican leadership. There are not enough votes to override the veto at this point, however.
Environmental groups, which have been urging the president to veto the bill and reject the pipeline permit altogether, celebrated the veto. "This misguided Keystone XL bill, pushed by the fossil fuel industry, has met its just and expected doom," Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in a statement.
And I would say the president got it exactly right by vetoing it. The bill does nothing to help the American people, all it does is make some wealthy people in Canada more wealthy. The whole thing is ridiculous and the Republicans that supported it are corrupt.
O'Reilly's Story Falls Apart: No CBS Colleagues Will Confirm His Lies
By: Steve - February 24, 2015 - 11:50am
When he's not name calling or threatening other reporters, behind the scenes Bill O'Reilly tried desperately to find somebody who worked with him at CBS to confirm his war correspondent tales, but no one would go on his show.
O'Reilly tried to unilaterally call a stop to the scandal surrounding his tall tales of fabricated war coverage, but he couldn't find any former CBS colleagues who supervised or worked with him in Buenos Aires to go on his show.
According to TVNewser, O'Reilly tried to get none other than Dan Rather to back him up, "On his show Monday, O'Reilly had hoped to talk with either Dan Rather, then the anchor of the CBS Evening News or with Van Gordon Sauter, then the president of CBS News, or both, about his contributions from Argentina. Both declined. Instead, he interviewed Don Browne, a former NBC News executive, who ran the Miami Bureau at the time of the Falklands War."
CBS released the footage that O'Reilly asked for, and it doesn't confirm his story. A protest is not a war zone. No matter how many times O'Reilly puts this distortion of fact through the so-called "No Spin Zone," he can't make it come true.
O'Reilly said last night on his show that he wants to stop this now. There is any easy way to make this stop. O'Reilly only has to admit that he exaggerated and lied about his past as a "war correspondent." Instead of following the path that could end the scandal, O'Reilly threatened a reporter from The New York Times.
It is a matter of common sense. If there were deaths, and people being shot as O'Reilly claimed, where's the proof? There would have to be video or public records. If Bill O'Reilly is telling the truth, his former colleagues at CBS who worked with him should be willing to confirm his claims.
O'Reilly's own guest, Don Browne, didn't confirm Bill-O's claims of a war zone. Browne said, "As the war went badly, there were demonstrations every day. There were tanks in the street. It was a country at war. At first, it was casual. And it became more and more serious. And, as the military were losing badly, the populace began to turn on the military leadership." That's great, but it still doesn't confirm the existence of a war zone and dead civilians.
All of O'Reilly's former CBS colleagues that the media has spoken to so far have rejected the Fox News host's telling of events. It is clear that Bill O'Reilly is lying, and the easiest way to tell that he is sinking under the weight of this scandal is to see how hard he is trying to make this story go away, he is even making threats to other reporters on how to report the story, which he would cry foul if someone did to him.
O'Reilly Goes Insane & Threatens New York Times Reporter
By: Steve - February 24, 2015 - 11:30am
Now imagine what O'Reilly would say if a journalist working for CNN or MSNBC, etc. made a threat against him telling him to stop reporting a story, or to watch how you report it. O'Reilly would lose his mind, do a whole show on it, call for the guy to be fired, and on and on. But he does it, proving what an idiot he is.
Here is the story:
In an interview with the New York Times Monday evening, Bill O'Reilly personally threatened a reporter over the paper's coverage of the controversy surrounding O'Reilly's claims that he was in a war zone when he covered protests in Buenos Aires in 1982. O'Reilly has found himself mired in a scandal after Mother Jones released a report Thursday accusing the host of embellishing stories of his work as a correspondent for CBS in the 1980s.
Over the past few days, O'Reilly has resorted to personal attacks and insults to defend himself as former colleagues have come forward and confirmed that the former Inside Edition exaggerated or outright lied about his experiences. While not once disproving he did not lie about the many deaths or that it was a war zone, nothing he has said or done proves he was not lying.
During the broadcast of The O'Reilly Factor Monday night, O'Reilly aired footage that he obtained for CBS regarding a protest in Buenos Aires that he covered for the network in 1982. O'Reilly has long contended the protest, which occurred in the aftermath of the end of the Falklands War, constituted a combat or war zone and that he witnessed extreme violence, including multiple people killed.
He's also claimed over the years that a soldier pointed a machine gun right in his face -- at times, he's said it was multiple soldiers -- and he also saved the life of an injured photographer.
On his Monday night show, he aired the clips and stated he was totally vindicated by the video evidence. He also brought on a former (Republican) NBC bureau chief to defend him and agree that the Argentinian protest constituted a combat zone during a time of war. O'Reilly also said that he hoped this can all stop now and that everyone can move on.
Of course, airing the video really did nothing to refute any of the allegations made against O'Reilly, and while he found one (Republican) reporter who backed up his claims of being in a dangerous war zone, there is a growing number of former CBS colleagues and other reporters who dispute his accounts.
Both The Guardian and Mother Jones pointed out Monday evening that the video clips from CBS at the time DO NOT back up O'Reilly’s claims that multiple people were shot and killed during the protests, that he saved the life of a seriously injured photographer or that he was personally threatened by a soldier. Nor does the video evidence suggest that O'Reilly was in what can be considered a combat zone in a war-torn country.
As stated before, the Fox commentator has used insulting rhetoric over the past few days as a way to discredit and attack those who are disputing his record as a CBS correspondent. And he did it while claiming he never does personal attacks.
Generally, he's called anyone who questions his so-called war coverage a "far-left zealot" (a term he used again Monday night) and has personally attacked Mother Jones David Corn and former CBS colleague Eric Engberg. O'Reilly even suggested that Corn needs to be placed in the "kill zone." He used that bullying tactic again Monday night with a Times reporter who interviewed him over the scandal.
Below is from the Times article:
Mr. O'Reilly's efforts to refute the claims by Mother Jones and some former CBS News colleagues occurred both on the air and off on Monday. During a phone conversation, he told a reporter for The New York Times that there would be repercussions if he felt any of the reporter's coverage was inappropriate. "I am coming after you with everything I have," Mr. O'Reilly said. "You can take it as a threat."Wow! This is what O'Reilly calls respected and honest journalism, if you do not like what someone reports about you make threats against them, he should be thrown off the air and never be allowed to report on anything ever again.
And btw, Times reporter Emily Steel confirmed on Twitter late Monday evening that she was the one that O'Reilly threatened. Even though Fox has noted that it has O'Reilly's back during this controversy -- a far cry from how NBC reacted to the Brian Williams fiasco -- it appears that the Fox idiot is like a cornered rat and is lashing out in irrational and despicable ways. Seriously, threatening a reporter Billy?
The Monday 2-13-15 O'Reilly Factor Review
By: Steve - February 24, 2015 - 11:00am
And btw folks, the entire show was almost all Republican guests putting out right-wing spin and propaganda, except for the so-called Democrat Juan Williams, who works for Fox and has admitted he is more conservative than he is liberal, and who agrees with O'Reilly more than he disagrees with him. Not ONE Real liberal or Democrat was on the show to comment on anything, none, zero. So there was no fairness and no balance, and this is from the guy who claims to be fair and balanced and have a no spin zone.
The TPM was called: Giuliani vs Obama. The biased and dishonest right-wing hack Bill O'Reilly said this:
O'REILLY: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has questioned whether President Obama loves America. In the mayor's opinion, he does not. That has ignited a firestorm, but the mayor is not backing down. No one can know what is in the heart of any individual, but let's look at the two men. Rudy Giuliani was deeply affected by the attack on 9/11. Day after day he had to console the families of those who were killed. You might say the mayor was a casualty of the terror attack because he experienced so much pain.Comment from Steve: This is classic right-wing bias and hypocrisy from O'Reilly. Giuliani basically called the PRESIDENT an un-American traitor who hates America. And O'Reilly defended him, he said he did not like what Giuliani said, but then he excused it by saying Giuliani said it based on how Obama handles the terrorism problem.
Which is just laughable, because when liberals called Bush a fool and slammed him, O'Reilly ripped them to pieces with the you do not disrespect the PRESIDENT speech. But when a Republican calls the PRESIDENT an un-American traitor, O'Reilly spins it for him and gives him a pass, disgusting.
Then Mary K. Ham and Juan Williams were on to discuss it.
Williams said this: "What Giuliani did was divisive. He basically said the man is not a patriot and does not love his country, which is a personal attack. I think Giuliani hurt Republicans."
Ham said this: "The media has so comically overblown this - they go overboard when any Republican says anything, but they don't say anything when Democrats call Republicans 'hostage takers' or things like that."
State Department spokespersons Jen Psaki and Marie Harf have been widely ridiculed by Republican idiots on the internet, so Fox News correspondent James Rosen was on to compliment them and say the sexist attacks are wrong.
Rosen said this: "There have been photo-shopped images of these women, and they've been called 'dumb bitches' and 'Lucy and Ethel.' I've given each of those women a tough time with very pointed questions, and one can disagree with the policies these women are paid to promote. But both of them are smart and competent professionals and they don't deserve to be skewered along sexual or gender lines."
Then the Republicans Don Browne and Joe Concha were on to help O'Reilly spin his war zone many dead lies about the Falklands war. With nobody from the left to make it a fair and balanced segment.
Browne said this: "There were tanks in the streets, and it was a country at war. Buenos Aires got progressively more intense, it was a situation where people got hurt."
Comment from Steve: NOBODY is saying people were not hurt, it was a big war time protest so of course a few people got hurt. The problem is O'Reilly said MANY PEOPLE DIED, he said they were dropping like bing, bing, bing, bing. But not one person can find any evidence that MANY PEOPLE DIED. In fact, there is no evidence anyone died, which is the lie that O'Reilly told, and nothing he produced in this segment shows he did not lie. And it was not a war zone, those lies have never been proven to be true, O'Reilly just says they have been.
Concha portrayed the Mother Jones story as a political hit job, saying this: "David Corn was employed by Fox News as a contributor from 2001 to 2008, but his contract wasn't renewed, which is a nice way of saying, 'you're fired.' And former CBS reporter Eric Engberg went on CNN and called it a relatively tame riot. But the video that CBS News released today contradicts that."
O'Reilly concluded with this testament: "It was an extremely violent and volatile situation, and every single fact I reported about this Falklands experience is true."
Comment from Steve: Concha and O'Reilly totally ignored the other 7 CBS and 1 CNN journalists who have come forward to dispute the war zone claims and the many people died claims from O'Reilly. They will not address it or discuss it, they just ignore it all and refuse to talk about it. Engberg called it a tame riot, and it was, for a riot over a war it was tame, he and others said they have been to more violent protests in Washington D.C.
Nothing O'Reilly put forward in this segment proves he did not lie, he said many people died and it was a war zone so that means he was in combat. All that is a lie, it's lies, lies, lies and more lies, and O'Reilly knows it, he just will not admit it, as I predicted.
Then Bernie Goldberg was on, with no Democratic guest for balance.
They talked about the Republican Scott Walker, who has been under fire in the media, and what kind of coverage Hillary Clinton can expect?
Goldberg said this: "The press is probably going to go easy on her. They're going to treat her like they treated Barack Obama, who was a historical figure. The elite media has always been liberal, but the media in general has become even nastier. Some of the radicals of the 60s who marching on campus and setting fires are now teaching journalism."
Comment from Steve: Which is just laughable, because the media has slammed the Clintons for 20 years, and during the primary the media also slammed Hillary. Proving that Goldberg can not even remember recent history, and he is a biased right-wing idiot.
Then Jesse Watters was on, that I do not report on because it is a total waste of time worthless non-news segment.
And finally, the lame Factor tip of the day called: When You're Right, Don't Back Down. Billy said this: "If you know you're being slandered or otherwise treated unfairly, always stand your ground!"
Comment from Steve: And if you know you got caught lying just attack the people who reported the lies, call them names, which is a personal attack you say you never do, and deny you ever lied, even though the evidence shows you did, then move on and wait until they just stop reporting on it.
O'Reilly's Claim That Many Were Killed Rejected By Argentine Historian
By: Steve - February 24, 2015 - 10:00am
Argentine Historian Tells Washington Post's Wemple: "As Far As I Know, There Were No People Killed At The Protests"
An Argentine historian has discredited Bill O'Reilly's claim that the riot he covered in 1982 as a CBS News correspondent was a combat situation, where "many were killed." In fact, according to the historian -- an expert on the Falklands war -- "there were no people killed at the protests."
As Mother Jones and many of his CBS News colleagues have casted doubt on his claims, O'Reilly has continued to defend his accounts of covering the Falklands War as a reporter for CBS News, which repeatedly created the impression he was in a combat zone.
In his book The No Spin Zone, O'Reilly claimed the 1982 Buenos Aires protest he covered was "a major riot" where "many were killed." In a September 27, 2008, interview on CNN's The Kalb Report, O'Reilly described the protest, saying, "the Argentine troops shoot the people down in the street. They shoot them down. It's not like rubber bullets or gas, people are dying ... it's unbelievable, I mean, people just falling, like bing, bing, bing, bing, bing."
O'REILLY: When I got shot at I was covering the Falklands war and I was based in Argentina in Buenos Aires. And when the Argentines surrendered to the British there was a huge riot in Buenos Aires. I was in the middle of that riot when Argentine soldiers came out of the barracks and got into the streets and actually shot people dead in the street, because people were rioting. And it wasn't like warning shots or rubber bullets or teargas. They were shooting people dead.
But an Argentine historian told The Washington Post's Erik Wemple that "there were no people killed at the protests":
Seeking to explain the discrepancy, O'Reilly yesterday told the Erik Wemple Blog through a spokeswoman, "Fatalities were reported locally, the military government refused to provide any information on injuries, arrests etc. I saw folks hit the ground and stay there but no one could get info from the [Leopoldo] Galtieri crew."
As the Erik Wemple Blog pokes around in the archives of Argentine newspapers, we reached out to a historian for perspective. Federico G. Lorenz, an author who has written extensively on the Falklands/Malvinas war, tells the Erik Wemple Blog via correo electronico:
"As far as I know, there were no people killed at the protests after the news of the Argentine surrendering arrived to [Buenos Aires]. There were incidents at May Square...and people slightly injured due to gasses and anti riot munition, but not dead people. Press from June 15, 1982, reports about 5 buses burnt 'many detainees and injured people'. One of the photographs shows a wounded man lying on the ground surrounded by people."
O'Reilly Deceptively Cites NY Times Report In Defense Of War Zone Claims
By: Steve - February 23, 2015 - 11:55am
A former New York Times editor is accusing Bill O'Reilly of misrepresenting his reporting to defend himself.
Under fire for exaggerating his experiences covering the 1982 Falklands War, Bill O'Reilly cited a New York Times article to supposedly corroborate his version of events. But the author of that article points out that O'Reilly "cut out an important phrase" in his retelling.
In his book The No Spin Zone, O'Reilly characterized a protest in Argentina as "a major riot" where "many were killed." He went on to describe it as "major violence up close and personal, and it was an important international story."
Following a Mother Jones report that called into question O'Reilly's claims about his Falklands War reporting, several of O'Reilly's former CBS News colleagues have also cast doubt on his version of events.
O'Reilly attempted to defend himself by reading from a New York Times report of the protest during an interview on the February 22 edition of Fox News' MediaBuzz. At one point O'Reilly quoted from the story, saying, "One policeman pulled a pistol, firing five shots."
But as the author of the story, Rich Meislin, pointed out on Facebook, O'Reilly omitted the end of the sentence from the original Times report during his retelling on Fox News, which reads, "One policeman pulled a pistol, firing five shots over the heads of fleeing demonstrators."
As Meislin notes, "As far as I know, no demonstrators were shot or killed by police in Buenos Aires that night. What I saw on the streets that night was a demonstration -- passionate, chaotic and memorable -- but it would be hard to confuse it with being in a war zone."
So O'Reilly also lied that the NY Times article backed up what he was saying, when it does not, and the reporter that wrote the story for the Times is saying O'Reilly is wrong.
On several occasions O'Reilly has characterized his stint in Argentina as reporting from a combat zone.
Another CBS Journalist Says The O'Reilly War Zone Story Is Absurd
By: Steve - February 23, 2015 - 11:50am
Another one of Bill O'Reilly's former colleagues at CBS News is casting doubt on his claims that he reported from a "combat situation" in Buenos Aires during the Falklands War.
Charles Krause, a CBS News correspondent from 1980 to 1983 who reported from Buenos Aires during the same period as O'Reilly, is the latest to contradict the Fox News host. In an interview, Krause called O'Reilly's descriptions of his reporting "absurd."
He also recalls O'Reilly being there for a short period of time and not having "any significant role in our coverage of the war."
"I don't recall him doing any major story that anybody remembers and he was there a very short time, then he was recalled, I don't know why," Krause said. "He wasn't a team player and people thought he was grandstanding, basically."
Krause, a former Washington Post reporter who had lived in Buenos Aires for three years prior to the war, said O'Reilly's claims are wrong.
"That's absurd because Buenos Aires was Buenos Aires," Krause said about the war zone claim in an interview Sunday. "It was just like it always was, there was very little evidence of the war in Buenos Aires. The war was being fought thousands of miles away."
Krause joined several of the journalists quoted by Stelter in casting doubt on O'Reilly's claim that he had witnessed a violent protest in which several demonstrators had been killed. "There's a difference between demonstrations and rioting," Krause said. "I don't recall there being rioting."
Krause said he was one of the first reporters there covering the conflict and stayed through the end of hostilities.
"The only danger that we were in was we were staying at the Sheraton Hotel, which was this massive, modern tower overlooking the city. We were in no danger whatsoever," he said. "Except for people who had never been there before and didn't speak Spanish and might have felt a little bit odd. I had lived in Buenos Aires, there wasn't any particular danger. After the U.S. supported Britain there were some anti-American demonstrations a little bit and if you went out it was better not to advertise the fact you were American."
Krause also said he does not recall any CBS cameraman being injured and bleeding, as O'Reilly contends. According to Stelter, "CNN has interviewed seven people who were there for CBS, and none of them recall anyone from the network being injured."
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O'Reilly Still Ignoring Wisconsin Judge's Order Story
O'Reilly Ignored Jobs & Unemployment Report
Fox News Town Hall Protester Hypocrisy & Double Standards
O'Reilly & Varney Speculate About Oil Prices
O'Reilly Spins The Quinnipiac Temperature Poll
O'Reilly Proves How Stupid He Is Again
How O'Reilly Puts Out Right-Wing Propaganda
Fox News Insider Admits They Make Things Up
Luntz Admits Fox Has Anti-Obama Focus Groups
Reagan SG Says Health Care Bill Constitutional
O'Reilly Ignores Gore Answer To His Question
O'Reilly Wonders How The Moon Got There
More Republican Hate & Racism O'Reilly Has Ignored
Another Poll O'Reilly Has Totally Ignored
O'Reilly Thinks We Are Still In A Recession
O'Reilly's Nazi Comment Defense Was Laughable
Fox News The Least Trusted Cable News Network
O'Reilly Caught Lying About The Media (Again)
O'Reilly Claims Estate Tax A Seizure Of Property
O'Reilly Called Bernie Sanders A Loon
Bloomberg Tax Cut Poll Proves O'Reilly Was Lying
O'Reilly Ignored Positive DADT Study & Story
O'Reilly & Fox Ignore Judge Being A 9-11 Truther
More Real News O'Reilly Has Ignored
More Proof O'Reilly Spins The Obama Job Ratings
O'Reilly Got The Ireland Economic Crisis Wrong
O'Reilly Ignored The Tom Delay Conviction Story
Women Of America: You Need To Read This
Conclusive Proof O'Reilly Is Dishonest & Crazy
O'Reilly Nazi Comparison Hypocrisy
O'Reilly Ignores New Poll While Promoting Paladino
Andrew Sullivan Called O'Reilly A Dishonest Propagandist
O'Reilly Caught Lying About The Nevada RCP Senate Poll
O'Reilly Ignored Right-Wing Abortion Bomber Terrorism Story
Fox & O'Reilly Ignored Friday Pro-Mosque NY Rally
O'Reilly Busted For Health Insurance Premium Lies
Most Factor Gear Made in Vietnam And China
O'Reilly Caught Lying About His Ratings Again
O'Reilly Busted For 1st Time Retraction Lie
The Bill O'Reilly Non-Apology Shirley Sherrod Apology
O'Reilly & The Right Are Racist Idiots
O'Reilly Ignored Tea Party Express Racism Story
O'Reilly Compares Gay People To Al-Qaeda
Proof O'Reilly Spins The Obama Job Rating Polls
O'Reilly Ignored Mark Kirk Military Award Lie Story
Where Are The Sedition Charges Now O'Reilly
O'Reilly Caught In A Massive Lie About Jail Time
O'Reilly Running Ads For Emergency Food Supply
O'Reilly Caught Lying About Tea Party Militia Links
O'Reilly Caught Spinning Gallup Tea Party Poll
O'Reilly Ignored Harris Poll Showing Republicans Are Stupid
O'Reilly Caught Lying About Health Reform Bill Tax
O'Reilly Caught Lying About NEJM Health Care Survey
O'Reilly Caught Lying About His Ratings Again
The Truth About Ratings For News Shows
Gallup Poll Proves O'Reilly Is A Right-Wing Spin Doctor
O'Reilly Spinning Fox News Most Trusted Poll
Fox News Did Not Air Hope For Haiti Telethon
O'Reilly Caught Spinning Obama Terrorism Polls
O'Reilly Caught Lying About House Ethics Committee
O'Reilly Caught Lying About His Ratings Increase
O'Reilly Caught Lying About Limbaugh Racism
O'Reilly Caught Lying About Religious Festival
O'Reilly Caught Red Handed Lying About CNN
O'Reilly Caught Violating Journalistic Standards Again
O'Reilly Caught Lying About The ACLU & Racial Profiling
More Proof O'Reilly & FOX News Do Not Tell The Truth
O'Reilly Called Bruce Springsteen Un-American & Un-Patriotic
The Bill O'Reilly Senate Torture Report Countdown Clock
O'Reilly Caught Lying About The Obama Approval Numbers
FOX News Caught Lying About Obama Budget
O'Reilly Busted For Helping GOP Smear Pelosi
O'Reilly Caught Lying About Obama Earmark Promise
Military.com Report Proves O'Reilly Wrong About Homeless Vets
O'Reilly Places 7th in 2008 Wingnut of The Year Award
O'Reilly Denys Reality About Abstinence Only Programs
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