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Bill O'Reilly Admits He Got The Facts Wrong In Bill Moyers Hit Piece

Reported by Deborah - April 25, 2007 -

Bill O'Reilly offered a correction tonight of two false assertions he made about Bill Moyers during his scathing TPM last night and follow up segment with Michelle Malkin. Although BOR offered the corrections, there was no apology to Moyers and he had the nerve to warn Moyers that he would be watching.


O'Reilly read a letter from Ric Burns,a Moyers staff member, stating that Bill Moyers does not take money from PBS and resigned two years ago from the Board of George Soros' Open Society Insitute .

O'Reilly, with his patronizing smirk, offered the correction and then warned that he would be checking into any finacial gains Moyers was getting from DVD sales or kick backs from PBS.
He again asserted that Bill Moyers was invited to come on his show.

Last night he said about Moyers,
"...PBS is paying him to produce documentaries that are purported to be "objective." Bill Moyers is not objective, has a problem with the truth, and should no longer be receiving taxpayer money. And that is the truth."

Tonight,4/25/07, Moyers Special Report, Buying The War, about the complicity of the media in the lead up to the war, aired on PBS. There was a long lesson of donors credited at the start of the report proving the point that it was not funded with taxpayer money. It was an objective analysis and the New York Times, Washington Post and Networks were singled out more often than FOX.

O'Reilly was shown only twice which will probably annoy him. Both clips illustrated the point that anyone not towing the administration's line was labeled unpatriotic.

1st Clip: " Anyone who hurts this country, will be spotlighted."
2nd Clip: " I will call those who criticize, Bad Americans."

It will be interesting to see if Bill's ego wins out compelling him to play the incriminating clips tomorrow or will he choose to ignore the whole thing.