The journalist whose New York Times article Bill O’Reilly read from extensively on Fox News Channel’s Mediabuzz yesterday, by way of backing his contention Buenos Aires was a war zone after Argentina surrendered to Britain in the Falklands War, has fired a shot at O’Reilly for dropping an important part of a sentence. Rich Meislin says his article actually confirms, as critics of O’Reilly have said, that it would be “hard to confuse it with being in a war zone”:
You can watch O’Reilly’s reading of the article here.
Already several former CBS News staffers have taken issue with O’Reilly’s account of the incident, most notably former correspondent Eric Jon Engberg, who rapped O’Reilly for his description of the events. “It was not a war zone, or even close. It was an ‘expense account zone,” Engberg wrote of O’Reilly’s time in Buenos Aires covering the Falklands War.
Fox News says chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and all senior management at Fox News Channel are in full support of O’Reilly.