Bill O'Reilly, worse than Brian Williams

Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly has falsely claimed to have reported from war zones and has made a series of exaggerated statements about his career, according to Mother Jones magazine.
The magazine accused O’Reilly of having his “own Brian Williams problem", after the Fox News host was fiercely critical of NBC News anchor Williams, who was suspended for six months after he made exaggerated statements about his reporting.
Mother Jones said O’Reilly has described being under fire in “war zones" in South America during the 1980s, when in fact he was miles away from any armed conflict.
O’Reilly had “repeatedly told his audience that he was a war correspondent during the Falklands war and that he experienced combat during that 1982 conflict between England and Argentina", said the magazine.
But “dramatic stories about his own war reporting … don’t withstand scrutiny," the magazine said, stating O’Reilly had claimed to have behaved “heroically in a war zone that he apparently never set foot in".
The Washington Post reports that in an interview O’Reilly called the Mother Jones article a slander and labelled its co-author, veteran reporter David Corn, a liar and “a guttersnipe".
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/20/fox-news-bill-oreilly-accused-of-exaggerating-war-zone-exploits?CMP=ema_565

And all we hear from conservatives is the sound of crickets chirping.

And all we hear from conservatives is the sound of crickets chirping.
Indeed. I can't see Fox News suspending anyone for lying. It's the top qualification for being employed there. Lois
And all we hear from conservatives is the sound of crickets chirping.
Indeed. I can't see Fox News suspending anyone for lying. It's the top qualification for being employed there. LoisYou mean Fox Propaganda Channel? :gulp:

This topic is like school-kids arguing with their teacher about who is more deserving of detention.
Williams did worse than O’Reilly for two reasons:

  1. O’Reilly lied (possibly) about being under fire in obscure hotspots Americans didn’t relate to - whereas Williams lied about his experiences in a recent war that many Americans have some personal emotional connection to.
  2. O’Reilly has spent his career as a reporter with trashy, scandalous “infotainment” programs; Williams is a face on a supposedly sober minded program, and he fu**ed that up.