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USA Today's editorial board is calling on Fox News to "distance itself" from the network's "truth-challenged" Bill O'Reilly in the wake of revelations that the Fox host has repeatedly lied about some of his experiences as a reporter.

For Bill O'Reilly, the facts are a factor: Our view

Perceived vast liberal conspiracy that helped create 'Fox News' means not having to say you're sorry. Bill O'Reilly(Photo: Kathy Willens, AP) Fox News host Bill O'Reilly pitches himself to viewers as a brave truth-teller, outraged by the partisan spin that has taken over the national debate. Judging by his ratings, that message sells. On…Read More
Bill O'Reilly's fabrications impact the people who actually lived through the situations he claims to have experienced.

Reporters And Lawyers Who Worked On Murdered Nuns Case Blast O'Reilly's Tall Tales

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Bill O'Reilly's false claim that he witnessed the brutal 1980 murders of four American women in El Salvador -- and his excuse, after his lie was exposed, that he meant he saw photos of their bodies -- is drawing harsh criticism from journalists who covered the story and lawyers who worked with the nuns' families to bring justice in the case. …Read More
We just caught O'Reilly red-handed in another lie. Enough is enough. Fox News needs to hold him accountable for years of deceiving viewers.

O'Reilly Lied About Suicide Of JFK Assassination Figure, Former Colleagues Say

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Bill O'Reilly has repeatedly claimed he personally "heard" a shotgun blast that killed a figure in the investigation into President John F. Kennedy's assassination while reporting for a Dallas television station in 1977. O'Reilly's claim is implausible and contradicted by his former newsroom colleagues who denied the tale in interviews with Media…Read More
In an interview with Media Matters, Todd spoke about the need for diversity on Meet the Press. Now we need to hold him to his commitment.

Chuck Todd Explains The Meet The Press "Balancing Act" And How Diversity Is A "Front-Burner Issue"

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If Chuck Todd's plans for the new Meet the Press are successful, within a year the show will balance the need to explain the inner workings of Washington to viewers with elevating public concerns that are not getting enough attention in the political sphere. In the second part of a three-part interview series with Media Matters, Todd lays out his…Read More
In an effort to convince businesses that ordinary people don’t object to his vitriol, Limbaugh is now claiming that the activists who want advertisers to drop his show are frauds, paid plants, and bots.

Rush Limbaugh Must Be In Real Trouble

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For well over two years, many people have been working online through social media to engage Rush Limbaugh's sponsors and encourage them to drop their sponsorship of Limbaugh's show. Their message is simple: When they sponsor Limbaugh, they sponsor hate. They've been effective. They listen to the show, they take note of the sponsors, and they…Read More
Well, that's intense.

Limbaugh: Highest Levels Of Our Government And Media Think Americans Deserve To Get Ebola

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ABOUT THE VIDEOS In addition to reviewing print and online media, Media Matters monitors at least 150 hours of television and radio each week. This section features highlights (or low-lights) from our monitoring efforts, other noteworthy clips as well as original videos. LATEST ››› The hosts of Fox News' The Five distorted the history…Read More
The latest Rush Limbaugh conspiracy theory: the Obama administration made up a terrorist group for political reasons.

Conservative Media's Khorasan Conspiracy: Obama Administration Invented Terror Cell To Hide Its Al Qaeda Roots

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Conservative media figures are accusing the Obama administration of "inventing" the Khorasan group following U.S. air strikes on the terror cell, claiming President Obama is deploying "propaganda" tools to hide the group's connection to al Qaeda. In reality, the intelligence community has been monitoring the Khorasan group for some time, and Obama…Read More
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