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Bill O’Reilly’s Hamptons Television Interview Cited in Falklands War Controversy

Montauk homeowner and Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly appeared on local Hamptons television station VVH-TV back in 2009 for an episode of Ingrid Lemme‘s American Dreams Show, and now a clip of that interview is making the rounds on the internet as his truthfulness regarding war zone reporting is debated.

O’Reilly, after being critical of beleaguered NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, has come under fire for what he has said about his experiences reporting on the Falklands war in 1982.

In this clip, he says a cameraman was trampled by the crowd, and he dragged the cameraman off the street. He goes on to say, “And then the army comes running down and the guy points the M16 at our, you know, and I’m going, ‘Periodista; no dispara,’ which means, “Journalist; don’t shoot.'”

Mother Jones is pointing to O’Reilly’s comments on American Dreams Show, as has NPR.

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