O'Reilly: Lincoln Book Has Just 4 Errors, 2 Typos

Says his enemies are 'full of rage at our success'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2011 7:19 AM CST

(Newser) – Bill O’Reilly vigorously defended his book, Killing Lincoln, yesterday, after the National Park Service lambasted it for historical inaccuracies. “Our enemies are full of rage at our success,” he said on his show. He said the book contained "four minor misstatements, all of which have been corrected" along with "two typeset errors," which he deemed "a pretty good record." He said the Washington Post’s report that the book wouldn’t be sold at the Fort Theater bookstore is inaccurate. "The media lies at will these days," he said.

The report was actually half-true—the book won’t be sold in the National Park Service's basement museum bookstore, but will be sold in the privately run lobby bookstore, the Post explains. O’Reilly also talked to Politico, decrying the "concerted effort by people who don’t like me to diminish the book." The publisher has confirmed that corrections were made for later printings, but more critics have been emerging. One expert called the book "somewhere between an authoritative account and strange fiction," identifying several mistakes, including an entire passage about co-conspirator Mary Surratt. Click to read about more of the errors he claims to have found.

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