Bill O’Reilly’s Brian Williams Moment?

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Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show is the top-rated cable show. But now O’Reilly’s been accused by the liberal magazine Mother Jones of inflating his wartime experience in Argentina during the Falklands War. In the magazine, David Corn wrote that O’Reilly has repeatedly claimed to have reported from the Falklands war. O’Reilly says he reported on the war but from Buenos Aires, 1,200 miles away. Today, new allegations have come out about O’Reilly embellishing his reporting career. Another liberal publication, Media Matters, says O’Reilly has repeatedly lied about being present when an associate of Lee Harvey Oswald committed suicide. What’s the merit of the allegations, and how much do they matter?

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Guest:
Tom Rosenstiel - Executive Director, American Press Institute - @TomRosenstiel

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott