A story published in Mother Jones magazine and comments from former CBS News colleagues suggest that Mr O’Reilly embellished his vantage point of the conflict, though the Fox News host staunchly denies those charges. A former NBC News bureau chief has stood behind Mr O’Reilly.
The conflict is based on Mr O’Reilly’s account in a 2001 book that he reported from active war zones. During the Falklands War, Mr O’Reilly was reporting from Buenos Aires, some 1,200 miles from where the war was raging.
The host said last week that he never claimed to have reported from the Falkland Islands, but that he covered violent protests in Buenos Aires during the war. Some former colleagues on Monday said he was embellishing the riots.