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O'Reilly Downplays And Distorts Rumsfeld Incident

Reported by Deborah - May 4, 2006

Donald Rumsfeld had a very serious confrontation with former CIA analyst, Ray McGovern while speaking today in Atlanta at the Southern Center of International Studies. Mc Govern asked,
"Why did you lie to get us into a war that caused these kind of casualties and was not necessary?" Rumsfeld was obviously shaken by the exchange which can be seen in this clip from Think Progress.

O'Reilly gave a very incomplete and distorted take on the incident during his Ridiculous Item segment claiming that Rumsfeld was heckled, he showed a brief clip of a woman in the audience creating a disturbance who was also there in protest of the war. O'Reilly just commented that people should just" let the man speak" never mentioning McGovern or Rumsfeld's reaction. Well. that wasn't close to what really happened today in Atlanta. O'Reilly won't be happy to hear that his rival Keith Olbermann covered the incident in detail tonight on "Countdown".

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