Bill Maher, host of "Real Time" on HBO, took aim at Fox News and Bill O'Reilly Friday amid concerns that the top-rated cable news host has repeatedly exaggerated his war-reporting experiences.
"Fox News loved the Hillary story, obviously," Maher said. "They were like a dog with a new chew toy. And yet, not a word about the Bill O'Reilly situation."
Maher proceeded to go "point-by-point" in instances he said are all examples of O'Reilly being a “blatant, bald-a**ed liar," the most widely reported of which has been O'Reilly's claim of reporting on the Falklands War from Argentina while he was a correspondent for CBS News.
The liberal publication Mother Jones published a report just one week after "NBC Nightly News" Anchor Brian Williams was suspended six months without pay for exaggerating his experiences while covering the Iraq war. In the piece, Mother Jones editor David Corn said O'Reilly "recounted dramatic stories about his own war reporting that don't withstand scrutiny—even claiming he acted heroically in a war zone that he apparently never set foot in."
The conservative cable news host was quick to respond to the allegations, telling TheBlaze, “It’s a bunch of lies and a politically motivated hit piece. Everything I have said is absolutely 100 percent true.”
O'Reilly maintains that he has never said he was in the Falklands, but has only claimed to have covered the Falklands War from the capital city of the country in which the conflict occurred.
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