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Fox News Blasts New Reports O'Reilly Misled Viewers: 'Nothing More Than an Orchestrated Campaign

"Responding to the unproven accusation du jour has become an exercise in futility."

Bill O'Reilly speaks at TIME's screening of Lincoln and Q & A on October 25, 2012 in New York City. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images for TIME)

Fox News issued a statement Wednesday hitting back at new reports that primetime host Bill O'Reilly embellished his reporting experience.

“Bill O’Reilly has already addressed several claims leveled against him," a network spokesperson said in a statement forwarded to TheBlaze. "This is nothing more than an orchestrated campaign by far left advocates Mother Jones and Media Matters."

[sharequote align="center"]"This is nothing more than an orchestrated campaign by far left advocates..."[/sharequote]

"Responding to the unproven accusation du jour has become an exercise in futility. FOX News maintains its staunch support of O’Reilly, who is no stranger to calculated onslaughts," the Fox News representative added.

Bill O'Reilly speaks at TIME's screening of Lincoln and Q & A on October 25, 2012 in New York City. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images for TIME)

Last week, the famed host came under scrutiny from a Mother Jones report alleging he misled viewers about this reporting during the Falklands War. This week, the liberal website Media Matters published reports claiming O'Reilly also lied about seeing nuns get shot in the head while reporting in El Salvador.

O'Reilly later defended himself in a statement to Mediaite, saying when he said he was referring to images displayed on television.

“While in El Salvador, reporters were shown horrendous images of violence that were never broadcast, including depictions of nuns who were murdered," he said, adding "That’s what I am referring to when I say ‘I saw nuns get shot in the back of the head.’ No one could possibly take that segment as reporting on El Salvador.”

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