How should we respond to the news that Bill O’Reilly, the blowhard from Fox News, has the Brian Williams syndrome? He was caught lying in the same way as Williams by claiming experience in four combat zones. In El Salvador’s civil war in the 1980s he saw nuns get shot in the back of the head; now he says he just saw a photo of that. In Northern Ireland in 1984 he claimed he saw “Irish terrorists kill & maim their fellow citizens in Belfast with bombs.” Now he claims he just saw a photo. In the Falkland War of 1982 he claimed he survived a combat situation but only a small number of British journalists were even allowed near the island. And then he’s claimed something about an unidentified conflict in Israel.
Fox News is standing by him just as they did when he was accused of sexually harassing a subordinate.
The only people who don’t seem to know what an ass he is are red necks & Fox News. Other than that he’s viewed like a white man’s minstrel sucking up to power.