Bill O’Reilly may be in for some of the press treatment Brian Williams experienced lately. O’Reilly account of a 1982 fiasco in Argentina is under attack by seven journalists who were there with him at the time.
Bernardo Chua (Prnewswire.com) has read that O’ Reilly called the scene a “war zone” and a “combat situation.” O’Reilly also said a cameraman was injured in the mayhem, but a cameraman who was also there at the time had this to say about O’Reilly’s cameraman report, “Nobody remembers this happening.”
O’Reilly’s coverage of the Falklands War was based in Buenos Aires, which is 1,200 miles away from the “war zone” that O’Reilly has repeatedly referred to as his first-hand experience in a war situation. O’Reilly wrote about his war experiences in his 2001 book. He made it clear that he was where he wasn’t when he wrote; I’ve reported on the ground in active war zones from El Salvador to the Falklands.”
O’Reilly told a 2013 guest on his show “The O’Reilly Factor” that he was in the war zone in the Falkland’s, and he said his cameraman was hit in the head and then run down. O’Reilly verbally painted a dangerous situation, and he had to get the injured cameraman to safety. Was O’Reilly telling truth, or is it just another newsman reporting the news the way he wanted to remember it?