Bill O'Reilly

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Now in Question: O'Reilly's LA Riots Stories

'Bombardment' was single brick, 'Inside Edition' crew says

(Newser) - For the third day in a row, there's a new question mark over Bill O'Reilly's record, this time involving his reporting from the LA riots. O'Reilly has repeatedly claimed that he came under a "bombardment" of bricks and stones while covering the 1992 riots, but... More »

New O'Reilly Accusation: He Didn't See Nuns Gunned Down

He said he saw nuns killed in El Salvador, but arrived after

(Newser) - Accusations of deceit aren't ending with Bill O'Reilly's Falklands War reporting or a JFK-linked suicide . Media Matters has turned up a new claim that O'Reilly lied about what he saw while covering civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s. On Dec. 2, 1980, early in... More »

O'Reilly Accused of Lying About JFK-Linked Suicide

He was in Dallas, not on Fla. doorstep, ex-colleagues say

(Newser) - Another dramatic episode from Bill O'Reilly's past has been called into question by former colleagues. In his 2012 book Killing Kennedy, O'Reilly says that he was on George de Mohrenschildt's doorstep in Palm Beach, Fla., in March 1977, ready to "confront" the friend of Lee... More »

O'Reilly to NYT Reporter: 'You Can Take It as a Threat'

Fox News host offers clips to defend reporting record

(Newser) - On his Fox News show yesterday, Bill O'Reilly again defended himself against reports that he misled the public about what he called his "war zone" experiences. This time, he used footage from his time at CBS News to back up his assertion of the danger he faced in... More »

CBS Workers Dispute Bill O'Reilly's 'War Zone' Story

Fox host under fire over claim he saw combat

(Newser) - The media skirmish over Bill O'Reilly's "war zone" claim is only getting nastier. The Fox News host has long said "many were killed" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when he was there in 1982 for CBS—but now several CBS staffers say it's not true, CNN... More »

Bill O'Reilly Defends His War Reporting, Slams 'Liar'

Mother Jones critic responds with annotated rebuttal

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly aggressively defended his own war reporting last night, dismissing accusations that he embellished his work about the Falklands and El Salvador in the 1980s as a "political hit job" from a "far left zealot" and "liar." The Fox News host is referring to... More »

Bill O'Reilly's War Stories Now Under Scrutiny

'Mother Jones' finds issue with O'Reilly's Falklands War claims

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly has been among those to criticize Brian Williams for his Iraq War claims . "It is extremely important that the national media stop the corruption and begin telling the truth," he said last week . Now Mother Jones reports O'Reilly's own stories about reporting in... More »

Jon Stewart Takes on Haters of 'Muslim' Bergdahls

While Colbert mocks his so-called cage

(Newser) - Bowe Bergdahl has been taking a lot of heat on cable news, with pundits—particularly on Fox—calling him un-American or worse. "In just a few days this guy ... went from 'guy who left base without permission' to 'Muslim terrorist Kennedy assassin,'" Jon Stewart observed... More »

This Was Least-Watched SOTU in 14 Years

Fox the only network to gain viewers for speech

(Newser) - American TV viewers chose to skip President Obama's State of the Union address en masse. The address pulled in just 33.3 million viewers, the lowest since Bill Clinton's final SOTU address in 2000, when there were 35 million fewer Americans, the Hollywood Reporter finds. The ratings were... More »

Santorum: Mandela Fought Injustice ... Like ObamaCare

Comment came within seconds of Bill O'Reilly calling Mandela a 'communist'

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly and Rick Santorum each managed to produce grist for the outrage mill in the space of less than two minutes last night, while discussing the recently departed Nelson Mandela. First O'Reilly described Mandela thusly: "He was a communist, this man. He was a communist, all... More »

And the Highest-Earning Author Is ...

'Fifty Shades' writer EL James nearly made nine figures

(Newser) - Want to be a fabulously wealthy author? Loosen up those fingers. The route to riches seems to be with a series of related books rather than a one-off blockbluster. Forbes rounds up the top 10 highest-earning authors from June 2012 to June 2013. The top five:
  1. EL James, $95 million:
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Nate Silver: We'll Have Gay Marriage Before 2020

Support has been rising steadily for 9 years, he finds

(Newser) - The second of two landmark gay rights cases is before the Supreme Court today, but supporters of marriage equality can take heart even if the decisions don't go their way, says New York Times stats whiz Nate Silver. Support for gay marriage hasn't surged recently, he finds, but... More »

O'Reilly Goes to Bat for Obama, Hits Bachmann

Fox host criticizes her 'small ball' attacks on president

(Newser) - With Michele Bachmann attacking President Obama for his "lifestyle of excess," the White House found a surprising defender yesterday—Bill O'Reilly. The Fox News host called out Bachmann for "small ball" attacks that are more than a little factually challenged and that "trivialize" much more... More »

Bill O'Reilly 'Caught Cheating' in Child Custody Battle

Fox commentator allegedly hired neutral arbitrator

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly's child custody battle with his ex-wife has gotten so ugly that he secretly hired the therapist designated as a neutral "arbitrator" in their disputes, Gawker reports. First, some backstory: The Fox News commentator separated from Maureen McPhilmy in 2011, and allegedly tried to start an... More »

Want to Bash Harvard? Fine, Then Don't Enroll

'Crimson' is tired of high-profile alums turning traitor

(Newser) - The Harvard Crimson has had it up to here with alums who go on to publicly disparage the school. It ticks off examples including Sen. Ted Cruz recalling the "Marxist" law school; Bill O'Reilly recalling "pinheaded" professors; and Mitt Romney bashing President Obama for spending "too... More »

Next From Bill O'Reilly: Killing Jesus

Fox News host's latest book to address 'Roman power'

(Newser) - First it was Killing Lincoln, then Killing Kennedy. Now, Bill O'Reilly is readying a third Killing volume—this one on Jesus. In writing the latest book, O'Reilly worked with Martin Dugard, his collaborator from the previous two bestsellers, USA Today reports. "We've uncovered some interesting things... More »

Nation's Most Popular History Author Is... Bill O'Reilly

He's got the top two best-sellers in hardcover books

(Newser) - The New York Times takes note of what it calls a rare feat on its best-seller lists: Bill O'Reilly owns the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in hardcover nonfiction. It's impressive enough to score the top two in paperback, but doing so in hardcover is tougher because... More »

Stewart: Fox Had 'Avalanche on Bullsh** Mountain'

Kelly to Rove: Is that math, or Republican-friendly math?

(Newser) - Things went pretty smoothly for the networks on Election Night, Jon Stewart said on last night's Daily Show —with the screaming exception of the station he lovingly dubs "BMN: Bullshit Mountain News." Or as you know it, Fox News. Stewart runs down Fox pundits devoutly dismissing... More »

Chris Matthews 'So Glad' for Superstorm

And Bill O'Reilly weighs in on minorities, women who 'want stuff'

(Newser) - Not surprisingly, Election Night came with its share of memorable media moments:
  • MSNBC host Chris Matthews wrapped up his post-election thoughts by noting, "I'm so glad we had that storm last week." He quickly added that he was just glad "politically … not in terms of
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Stewart, O'Reilly Trade Jabs in 'Rumble'

Pundits spar in 90-minute, zinger-laden debate

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart rumbled "in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium" of George Washington University last night, and zingers flew, moderators were overrun, and Stewart occasionally zipped up and down on a mechanical platform that helped him bridge the 10-inch height difference between him and the Fox host. The... More »

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