Monday, March 30, 2015

Bill O'Reilly Lied About Rescuing Me During Buenos Aires Riot, Says CBS Cameraman

Accused of lying on multiple occasions about his reporting experiences, Bill O’Reilly has maintained that “everything I’ve said about my reportorial career — everything — is true.” But now the cameraman who O’Reilly worked with in Buenos Aires after the end of the Falklands War has come forward to challenge the Fox host’s account of what happened.

O’Reilly has maintained that his coverage of the riots in Buenos Aires after the end of the Falklands War constitute having “reported on the ground in [an] active war zone” and having “survived a combat situation in Argentina during the Falklands War.” In addition, he has said he rescued a CBS colleague who “got run down and then hit his head and was bleeding from the ear on the concrete.”

“The camera went flying. I saved the tape because it was unbelievable tape. But I dragged him off the street because he was bleeding from the ear and had hit his head on the concrete,” O’Reilly said in a 2009 interview.

But Ignacio Medrano-Carbo, who worked with O’Reilly during the protests, tells liberal magazine Mother Jones that he was neither injured nor in need of rescue

“I never fell nor was I bleeding out my ear at any time during my Buenos Aires assignment,” Medrano-Carbo told Mother Jones in a statement. “I do not even recall Mr. O'Reilly being near me when I shot all that footage nor after I left the unrest at Plaza de Mayo that evening.”

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