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Thu Feb 26, 2015, 07:04 PM

 

Another shoe drops: Bill O’Reilly’s ex-colleagues call his L.A. riot stories ‘completely ficticious’



Fox News host, whose stories of past reporting exploits are under renewed scrutiny, claimed ‘we were attacked by protesters’ when covering the 1992 riots

Former colleagues of Bill O’Reilly, the Fox News host whose tales of past reporting exploits are facing renewed scrutiny, have disputed his account of surviving a bombardment of bricks and rocks while covering the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.

Six people who covered the riots with O’Reilly in California for Inside Edition told the Guardian they did not recall an incident in which, as O’Reilly has claimed, “concrete was raining down on us” and “we were attacked by protesters”.


Several members of the team suggested that O’Reilly may instead be overstating a fracas involving one disgruntled Los Angeles resident, who smashed one of their cameras with a piece of rubble.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/another-shoe-drops-bill-oreillys-ex-colleagues-call-his-l-a-riot-stories-completely-ficticious/

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Reply Another shoe drops: Bill O’Reilly’s ex-colleagues call his L.A. riot stories ‘completely ficticious’ (Original post)
Katashi_itto Feb 2015 OP
C_U_L8R Feb 2015 #1
Panich52 Feb 2015 #6
BeanMusical Feb 2015 #23
JHB Feb 2015 #2
Andy823 Feb 2015 #3
SoonerShankle Feb 2015 #18
BeanMusical Feb 2015 #24
Stuart G Feb 2015 #4
Roy Rolling Feb 2015 #25
salin Feb 2015 #5
Kelvin Mace Feb 2015 #7
progree Feb 2015 #8
Botany Feb 2015 #9
frylock Feb 2015 #13
Botany Feb 2015 #16
frylock Feb 2015 #17
Stonepounder Feb 2015 #10
Pisces Feb 2015 #11
libodem Feb 2015 #22
frylock Feb 2015 #12
Jamastiene Feb 2015 #14
freebrew Feb 2015 #15
chervilant Feb 2015 #19
spanone Feb 2015 #20
libodem Feb 2015 #21
Warpy Feb 2015 #26
Buzz Clik Feb 2015 #27
truebluegreen Feb 2015 #28
libodem Feb 2015 #30
truebluegreen Feb 2015 #38
libodem Feb 2015 #40
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libodem Feb 2015 #42
1StrongBlackMan Feb 2015 #29
libodem Feb 2015 #32
calimary Feb 2015 #31
Helen Borg Feb 2015 #33
sulphurdunn Feb 2015 #34
pinboy3niner Feb 2015 #37
libodem Feb 2015 #41
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2015 #35
truebluegreen Feb 2015 #39
JonLP24 Feb 2015 #36
the_sly_pig Mar 2015 #43
dawn frenzy adams Mar 2015 #44

Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 07:59 PM

1. Evidence O'Reilly's a cockroach

So many shoes are dropping
this thing has gotta have 6 legs

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 09:58 PM

6. 6? I was thinking more on libes of disgusting bug - centipede

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 03:07 PM

23. Hey, don't insult cockroaches!

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:04 PM

2. I demand Bill O'Reilly speak English Only. Actual English, that is...

...not his own personal dialect where the meanings of words are stretched like taffy so that he, by Soviet-grade redefinition, can be "accurately" described as being stalwart in the face of grave personal danger.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:53 PM

3. Yep

O'Reilly isn't so smart as he thinks. Every time he denies he made things up, more people are going to dig up all kinds of things he has lied about, and his problem is that there is one hell of a lot of things he has lied about over the years. The man is stupid as hell if he things he is doing himself any good by lying about his lying!

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:37 PM

18. He's lying about his lying because...

a) Roger Ailes supports him wholeheartedly and will do nothing (no suspension, etc.) other than claim O'Reilly and Fox News are victims of liberal media bias.

b) O'Reilly stays in the limelight longer, generating more viewers and/or media attention to his show. Remember that bad news is better than no news.

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Response to SoonerShankle (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 03:11 PM

24. I think that you're on to something.

Totally agree.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 09:19 PM

4. Bill O Reilly has made many enemies with his bullying and meanness.

This story will go on for a while. In fact, there are probably a few more like this out there.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 03:14 PM

25. Continuing Story

Yeah, O'Reilly should have just landed on a carrier and declared "mission accomplished" after his trashing of Brian Williams. See what happens when you can't just shut up?

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 09:45 PM

5. Yikes - he just stepped into a box.

From here-to-forward there is a Bill O'Rielly game after each show, speech and book. Everything stated as if "he experienced it" - gets rewritten as he saw a photo of it. Until he can prove it, he has just admitted that when he states that he witnessed something can mean he saw a photo of it.

Bill and Fox thrive on emotionalism. The emotional impact between "I witnessed this brutal event (and I was in danger)" versus "I saw a photo" (then as a journalist, share the photo), has a different effect. He has just invited editing of every claim made forward. In short, he has just invited endless mockery.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 10:12 PM

7. Every person he has ever stepped on is gunning for him

 

couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 10:12 PM

8. Didn't (now Senator) Al Franken call him "Bill O'Lielly" way back in his 2003 book

"Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them) A Fair And Balanced Look At The Right"

Yes, and I think he spent more time on Bill O'Lielly than any other single liar in the book.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 07:49 AM

9. Don't forget about Bill O's time when he was the best punter in college football

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Response to Botany (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 12:12 PM

13. Billo Reilly mentored a struggling Ray Guy

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Response to frylock (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:19 PM

16. The funny thing about Bill O'Punter's story is that they didn't keep records for club sports.

Falklands war .... lie
Central American war and the murder of the nuns ... lie
Mets try out story ..... lie
LA riots story .... lie
Man connected to JFK assignation suicide Bill was there .... lie
The Killing of Lincoln Book ..... lies Ford's theater dropped it because it was so wrong
The Killing of Jesus Book .... Bill said on a 60 minutes story that "God had awoken him in
the middle of night and told him to write the book." My guess is that is a lie too but Bill's
viewers will see all these stories about his lies as attscks on him because he speaks the truth.

Bill has a show coming out this spring called "legends and liers" on Fox .... my bet is that
project will be put on hold.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026276290



frylock

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Response to Botany (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:21 PM

17. Knowing Billo's enormous ego, he likely kept a detailed record of his statistics

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 11:12 AM

10. And the really disturbing thing about all this

is that O'Reilly ratings just keep going up and up, because the Foxbats choose to believe that he is the only one telling the truth and everything else is just a libural plot to get him because he is in the 'no-spin' zone.
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...Yes, Dan'l Webster's dead ----- or, at least, they buried him. But every time there's a thunderstorm around Marshfield, they say you can hear his rolling voice in the hollows of the sky. And they say that if you go to his grave and speak loud and clear, "Dan'l Webster ----- Dan'l Webster!" the ground'll begin to shiver and the trees begin to shake. And after a while you'll hear a deep voice saying, "Neighbor, how stands the Union?" Then you better answer the Union stands as she stood, rock-bottomed and copper-sheathed, one and indivisible, or he's liable to rear right out of the ground. At least, that's what I was told when I was a youngster.
-Steven Vincent Binet
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Might be time to change the answer to "Dan'l....HELP!!"

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 11:18 AM

11. His fans have fingers in their ears and blindfolds on. THey don't care for the truth, that is why

they watch him. Fox only cares for dollars and that is why he will not be fired.

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Response to Pisces (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 03:03 PM

22. A conservative I used to date

Rarely missed his show and considered him a moderate voice of reason.
Some people say Faux is centrist and Billo is a libertarian.
Some people are self deluded.
Some people get dumped.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 12:10 PM

12. Billo Reilly personally rescued Reginald Denny

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 12:15 PM

14. I might be going to Hell for how good it feels to hear people counteracting O'Lielly, but

I will be in good company.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:12 PM

15. Billo saved Linclon from getting shot...

I heard him say so...twice.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:42 PM

19. Bill O'Reilly is a pitiful fear-based man,

and he is paid by his handlers (he doesn't condescend to call them "bosses" to succor fear in his pathetic viewers.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:44 PM

20. faux is comprised of liars...they'll never fire billo

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 02:56 PM

21. If he weren't so self righteous

I might have begun to have a shred of pity for this hapless fellow.

Ah, hell. Poor fuck.The need to assuage his own ego is so pathetic.

He had to call out others for lying and demanded consequences. What goes around....comes around.

The bigger they are the harder they fall is not just a proverb about lumberjacking trees.

Ya fookin' lie yourself up, a skyscraper of tall tales, and somebody pulls the bottom out,
yer gunna crash.

I want to gloat about this misfortune as much as anybody but it makes me a shitty person, too.
We should try not to be shitty people. You can see how instant Karma can be.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 03:21 PM

26. Like Forrest Gump, he seems to have been there at every pivotal moment of history

over the last 50 years or so. Amazing, isn't it, life imitating the movies.

And just as true.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 03:22 PM

27. There are two camps on this issue:

 

1) Those who have watched O'Reilly tell lie after lie for years and no longer care. This latest revelation is hardly news.

2) Those adoring fans who want to be lied to and just don't care that he's been caught.

Bottom line: the energy being spent is going for nothing.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 03:25 PM

28. So are there ANY instances of BillO's exceptionally heroic courage under fire

 

that actually occurred, like, under fire? Or even a barrage of concrete?

And why has it taken so long for all of this to bubble to the surface? At least we can tell our wingnutty friends and relatives that if there really were a liberal media we would have known all this crap years ago.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 04:34 PM

30. No.

He is entirely disingenuous. An inflated ego blown up with hot air and no substance. Habitual liars are not trustworthy and they are con artists. He is an oily used car salesman, set out to misinform and mislead while, looking wholesome, well scrubbed and wearing a nice suit.

He's rather like the sexually objectified Faux, female news anchors, all Barbie'd up, in that respect.

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Response to libodem (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 11:37 AM

38. It wasn't really a serious question.

 

I've been enjoying the cascading roll-out of exposed lies: the Falklands, Nicaragua, the Florida suicide, LA riots and now Ireland! Since I never pay any attention to BillO I don't know how many more to gleefully await (other than "all of them".

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #38)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 12:20 PM

40. He's a regular

Ari Fletcher. A meatpuppet to lie with a straight face and and magnetic eye contact. A regular Gobbels.

Bad German!

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 04:30 PM

29. Serious Question ...

 

Who do you go work for after getting fired for lying ... by fox?

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 04:54 PM

32. Revolving Door

On the lecture circuit. Republicans rejoice in paying for someone to lie to them.

He could be a journalism professor at Bob Jones University.

He might be Jeb's, press secretary.

God forbid.
LOL

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 04:39 PM

31. Once a jerk, always a jerk.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 05:20 PM

33. FOX Entertainment will not fire him.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 07:28 PM

34. Give him a break.

 

A lying, sociopathic opportunist has no choice but keep digging.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #34)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 05:22 AM

37. In his defense, he falsafel about it

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #34)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 12:22 PM

41. I smell sulfur

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 02:37 AM

35. That must be from back when there were palm trees in Wisconsin....

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #35)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 11:41 AM

39. One of my favorites...

 

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 05:14 AM

36. Remember he cited the nonexistent Paris Business Review

to claim success of his French boycott back in 2003. He was known liar for a longtime, every episode at-least has a half-truth. I remember in 2008, he repeated over-and-over saying to Obama (from his show, not actually to him) "There is no such thing as a capital gains tax" to suggest Obama is being misleading but O'reilly was the one being misleading.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 03:41 PM

43. I wonder if his sex-capades really happened....

the loofah monster, "SHADDDAP". Does anyone really expect him to go away? It's the 'morans' that keep him on the air. The morans certainly aren't going away.....

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 10:18 PM

44. I don't think O'Reilly is the anomoly in Mainstream Media.

I think he is the norm. I think the corporate media embellishes and lies about everything. Their participation in getting you to accept stolen elections, illegal wars, and overt racism from the Republican Party should tell you that.

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