O’Reilly lied about witnessing nuns being murdered in El Salvador, too

foxism O'reilly long noseFrom Media Matters:

“Bill O’Reilly has claimed repeatedly that he witnessed the execution of nuns while reporting in 1981 on the civil war in El Salvador …. On December 2, 1980, four members of the Salvadoran national guard raped and shot ‘three American nuns and a layworker.’ … O’Reilly has spoken on several occasions about his time covering the Salvadoran civil war as a CBS correspondent in 1981, suggesting at least twice that he witnessed the murder of the churchwomen.

“On the September 27, 2005, edition of his talk-radio program The Radio Factor, O’Reilly said, ‘I’ve seen guys gun down nuns in El Salvador.’ And on the December 14, 2012, edition of his Fox News show, O’Reilly spoke of telling his mother that ‘I was in El Salvador and I saw nuns get shot in the back of the head.’ …

“However, O’Reilly could not possibly have witnessed the murder of the churchwomen …. The former CBS correspondent only arrived in El Salvador in 1981 …. O’Reilly even admitted he had arrived in El Salvador ‘right after’ the killings during an interview on WVVH-TV’s American Dreams Show on September 26, 2009, … contradicting his other assertions that he’d witnessed them … ”

By now, it’s evident that Bill O’Reilly is a serial liar who habitually photoshops himself into historical events, I suppose to make himself look like an enterprising journalist who gets the scoop. If you, for whatever reason, choose to believe this crock then the next question you should ask yourself is, if he witnessed the nuns being murdered, as he claims, why didn’t he try to stop it?

The more immediately pertinent question, though, is why Fox News is still keeping him on their payroll despite his credibility unraveling.

O’Reilly: No end to his fabrications

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