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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:26 PM

FOX's O'Reilly: I Made Wrong Claim About March

Source: Associated Press

FOX'S O'REILLY: I MADE WRONG CLAIM ABOUT MARCH

Aug. 30 3:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly has apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

In fact, Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor were invited but did not attend. Former President George W. Bush sent a statement in commemoration. O'Reilly had made the incorrect claim on Wednesday, the day of the ceremony.

"The mistake entirely on me," O'Reilly said on his show Thursday. "I simply assumed that since all the speakers were liberal Democrats, Republicans had been excluded. So here's the tip of the day: Always check out the facts before you make a definitive statement and when you make a mistake, admit it."

O'Reilly said the Republicans made a mistake, too. He said they should have been there.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/foxs-oreilly-i-made-wrong-claim-about-march

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Reply FOX's O'Reilly: I Made Wrong Claim About March (Original post)
Hissyspit Aug 2013 OP
Sand Wind Aug 2013 #1
Archae Aug 2013 #3
Sand Wind Aug 2013 #5
Dustlawyer Aug 2013 #2
cheapdate Aug 2013 #20
Jack Rabbit Aug 2013 #4
TexasTowelie Aug 2013 #6
MindMover Aug 2013 #7
bluesbassman Aug 2013 #8
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2013 #9
patricia92243 Aug 2013 #12
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2013 #15
hvn_nbr_2 Aug 2013 #10
cstanleytech Aug 2013 #13
David__77 Aug 2013 #18
Skittles Aug 2013 #11
RobertEarl Aug 2013 #14
lupulin Aug 2013 #16
lupulin Aug 2013 #17
Mz Pip Aug 2013 #19
King_Klonopin Aug 2013 #21
Tanuki Aug 2013 #26
Douglas Carpenter Aug 2013 #22
jessie04 Aug 2013 #24
MH1 Aug 2013 #28
Squinch Aug 2013 #23
underpants Aug 2013 #25
Champion Jack Aug 2013 #27

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:41 PM

1. Strange from him, does he got a kind of lucidity attack, or the lizards replaced him ? Nt

 

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Response to Sand Wind (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:58 PM

3. It was really obvious he had screwed up.

Even to him, and to continue the lie would have made him look like an even bigger idiot than he usually is.

So he said "Oops."

Now just *TRY* to ever get Rush the Fathead to even bother saying "Oops."
You'd have an easier time walking up to Putin and kicking him in the nuts.

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Response to Archae (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:59 PM

5. Lol nt

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:56 PM

2. O'Reilly is such a whore it makes me sick! He got so busted he HAD to admit it to be able to

attempt a claim of integrity. He is part of the problem with the right going further and further right. Rush, Hannity, Bill O' see their ratings go up when they take hard positions and misstate the facts to suit their right wing audience. It became a circular, closed system where the pundits have to outdo each other for the ratings, pushing their listeners further right in the G.O.P. bubble!
I am sure that while he talks about how great of him it was to admit he was wrong, he screamed at his staff and blamed some Producer when he learned just how badly he blew it. It just goes to show just how off of the mark he was considering all of the other lies and mis-statements he has made since the last time he apologized, or was there ever a time?

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 09:41 PM

20. You got that right.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:59 PM

4. OK, Bill O'Reilly. You're forgiven this time.

You really ought to find another source of news than Fox. You'd be a lot better informed.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:04 PM

6. It was President Obama's fault because he secretly planted disinformation with Fox News.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:06 PM

7. O'really is one of the biggest mistakes the right has to offer ....

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:07 PM

8. And in other news...

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:22 PM

9. This is as effective as saying...

 

"the jury will disregard the last statement". The damage is already done.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:10 PM

12. Yes! He said it, and his stupid audience will repeat it to others - plus it will be on YouTube, etc

but the correction probably WILL NOT get repeated to those same family and friends that received the wrong information.

He said exactly what he meant to say.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:43 PM

15. yep. nt

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:47 PM

10. He almost sounds sane and lucid there, for a minute.

Almost.

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Response to hvn_nbr_2 (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:15 PM

13. Thats nothing new actually.

Its a gimmick often used by both him and Beck, they both are good speakers usually at presenting something and just when you almost agree with them.............they run off and jump into Lake Nuttyville to take a dip.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 08:28 PM

18. Yep.

O'Reilly in particular does this, and tries to do this ideological conflation to hope to appear above the fray. Such as when he says he opposes the death penalty, but then says nothing to criticize it in practice. It's what could be called a fig leaf. These few lucid talking points are just fig leafs.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:02 PM

11. LOL

he acts like lack of facts is Fox News anomaly

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:36 PM

14. Really?

 

The republicans were invited to join Americans in a celebration of equality, and they all denied the opportunity?

What they hell is wrong with them? Why do they hate America?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 08:27 PM

16. I'm mostly shocked to learn that so many people are watching tv based news

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Response to lupulin (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 08:28 PM

17. Actually, I'm not sure why I used the word 'news.'

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 08:40 PM

19. Even if they weren't

This was a public event. Anyone could attend. The Republicans could take a bit of personal responsibility and not blame Obama for not inviting them. They could have just showed up.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 02:45 AM

21. Other related false GOP accusations:

That mean President never invites us to the White House
for cake and coffee
.


He has; but they snub him out of spite.

That mean President never invites us to play golf with him.

He has; but they snub him out of spite.

That mean President never offers to work with us or
make any compromises
.


He has; but they snub him out of spite.

Whiny bunch of pissy-pants (wah wah wah)

Can you name one event they have invited the President
to attend... besides an impeachment ?

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Response to King_Klonopin (Reply #21)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 07:32 AM

26. Boehner's repeated snubs were a good example of this:

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:44 AM

22. That is what I like about Bill O'Reilly - he is a man of honor and incorruptible character

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 07:25 AM

24. Thats the funniest post I've readn in a long time.

 

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:17 AM

28. I had to recheck the source to make sure it wasn't The Onion.

maybe it's another satire site that I'm unaware of, though.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:47 AM

23. So is he going to spend the next 11 years worth of broadcasts correcting all the other

asinine things he's said?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 07:26 AM

25. WOW I almost falafel my chair

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Response to underpants (Reply #25)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 08:40 AM

27. Baddy boom.....badda bing

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