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Old February 22nd, 2015, 07:26 AM   #1
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Ex CBS Reporter Says O'Reilly Wasn't In A War Zone He Was In An Expense Account Zone

Ex-CBS reporter says Bill O'Reilly wasn't in a war zone, he was in 'an expense account zone'


Bill O, checking out his favorite war hero ...


The fallout over Mother Jones' expose of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's long-running lies about his combat reporting continues, today with a Facebook posting by Eric Jon Engberg, a former CBS correspondent who worked for the network for 27 years and, along with O'Reilly, reported from Buenos Aires back in 1982. And how does he remember it? Just a few of the highlights:

We -- meaning the American networks -- were all in the same, modern hotel and we never saw any troops, casualties or weapons. It was not a war zone or even close. It was an "expense account zone."

All the members of the CBS reporting staff and all the two-person camera crews we had in Buenos Aires were sent in to the street. I believe there were four or five crews. The reporters, as I remember, were O'Reilly, Chuck Gomez, Charles Krause, Bob Schieffer and myself.

Somewhere it has been reported that O'Reilly has claimed he was the only CBS News reporter who had the courage to go into the street because the rest of us were hiding in our hotel. If he said such thing it is an absolute lie.

The CBS bureau chief in Buenos Aires ... assembled the camera crews in our hotel newsroom and instructed them to refrain from using the lights on their cameras while around crowds. Television lights attracted potentially violent people ... According to Doyle, O'Reilly returned to the hotel in a rage over the fact that his cameraman wouldn't turn on the lights to photograph angry crowds. Doyle defended the cameraman and chewed out O'Reilly for violating his instructions on lights.

When Doyle informed O'Reilly that Schieffer would be doing the report, which would not include any segment from O'Reilly, the reporter exploded. "I didn't come down here to have my footage used by that old man," he shouted ...

This confrontation led the next day to O'Reilly being ordered out of Argentina by the CBS bosses. Doyle had told them O'Reilly was a "disruptive force" who threatened his bureau's morale and cohesion.

O'Reilly has said he was in a situation in Argentina where "my photographer got run down and hit his head and was bleeding from the ear on the concrete and the army was chasing us." The only place where such an injury could have occurred was the relatively tame riot I have described above. Neither Doyle, who would have been immediately informed of injury to any CBS personnel, nor anyone else who was working the story remembers a cameraman being injured that night.

The gunfire reported by O'Reilly is equally suspicious. One of our camera crews reported that they believed the Argentine police or army had fired a few rubber bullets at the crowd. That was the only report we received of weapons being fired that night.

Now, perhaps Mr. O'Reilly will get around to responding the many questions that he refuses to answer. Or he'll continue with his tantrums and name-calling.

6:23 PM PT: Yes, Bill will be on Fox, getting grilled by a Fox co-worker. May be good for a few laughs because God knows it won't be good for getting any questions answered.
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Motherjones fallout? Is that what your calling this? You really need to get out of the basement. This will go as far as your unemployment check.
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His thread was D.O.A. Why'd you have to play Dr. Frankenstein?


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If O'Reilly worked for a credible news organization, he'd be over.
Fortunately for Bill, he works for FOX News.....Where his job is to lie to morons...
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If O'Reilly worked for a credible news organization, he'd be over.
Fortunately for Bill, he works for FOX News.....Where his job is to lie to morons...
It appears. that Mother Jones has been smokin' and token too much, Bill O is striking back, with video from his Reporting for CBS..



Once again. those that rush to judgment are eating their words.

Now I lets see if Mother Jones fires their reporter for Bigfooting.
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He said he was in a "combat situation". He wasn't.
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He said he was in a "combat situation". He wasn't.
He was.. Military attacked rioters in Venizuala during the Faulkands conflict.

CBS is even releasiing the videos of his reporting during the falkland conflict.. Including the supression of the riot.

Hello.. earth to Camelot.. earth to Camelot.
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Everyone knows that the term "combat" is reserved for war zones, not riots. He lied.
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Everyone knows that the term "combat" is reserved for war zones, not riots. He lied.
He did not lie, Cuter lied about him.

Now it is Time for Mother Jones to fire their liar.

What is funny is those lairs at mother jones have put me into aposition that I have to defend this guy, and I don't even care for him that much.

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Old February 23rd, 2015, 04:20 AM   #10
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Sorry, Mother Jones quoted O'Reilly's own words. He WAS NOT in COMBAT. HE LIED.
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