Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly is coming under fire for some of his claims about his time reporting from war-torn conflict zones.
Most recently, his 2013 book Keep Pithy said that he had seen people die in a number of locations including in Belfast: "I've seen soldiers gun down unarmed civilians in Latin America," he wrote, "Irish terrorists kill and maim their fellow citizens in Belfast with bombs."
As it turns out, that might not have been true, as The Washington Post reported that O'Reilly never mentioned the fact that he had seen anything like that when he did a radio interview after his time in Belfast, but rather that he had gone with police on a few raids and seen "stuff being thrown, arrests being made", and things of that nature. He was asked in that interview if he had been afraid of being physically harmed, and replied that he hadn't.
O'Reilly is not the only one under scrutiny however, after NBC news anchor Brian Williams had been found to be exaggerating stories from his time in Iraq, and was suspended as a result, which has lead to a lot more people having their war stories fact-checked.
Fox News told the Post that O'Reilly had not actually seen the bombings or killings, but had been shown photographs during his time there, while his claim that he had been in a war zone in the Falklands is similarly being questioned.
Via The Journal