That does not sit well with O'Reilly, who took those critics to task on Glenn Beck's radio program Friday. The two conservative stalwarts opened the interview by bantering back and forth (Beck taking shots at O'Reilly and O'Reilly poking fun at Beck for his latest book "The Snow Angel") before O'Reilly outlined the controversy. He explained that a historian at the Ford's Theater is leading the charge against O'Reilly's book and that when he invited her on his Fox show to confront him on it, she refused. So instead, he dealt head on with the charge, explaining one such "inaccuracy" and the story behind it.
He wasn't done there. He also said the claim that the theater is refusing to carry the book is bogus.
Here's the first part of the interview in which O'Reilly:
The topic then turned to the media in general. Both hosts voiced their displeasure over the state of media in America. In fact, Beck played the segment from O'Reilly's show where O'Reilly catches actress Ellen Barkin fibbing on Headline News about something O'Reilly supposedly said. Here's the segment:
That got O'Reilly fired up.
He called the charge by Barking a "lie," and in reference to the media said, "You have no standards anymore." As an example, he pointed to discrepancies in regards to the number of protesters that showed up in New York City on Thursday. Regarding the power the media has to destroy conservatives, he added:"That's not right!"
That part, including more banter between the two hosts, is below: