“Hours after Bill O’Reilly again defended his characterization of his reporting from Buenos Aires in 1982 with broadcast excerpts of CBS News’ coverage of the protests there at the end of the Falklands War, and told viewers ‘I want to stop this now. I hope we can stop it,’ The New York Times took him in another direction, reports our good friend Lisa de Moraes at Deadline.com.
The story also says, “Not long after ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ telecast, NYT published an article about how O’Reilly and Fox News had ‘redouble[d] defense of his Falklands reporting.’ Paragraph [six] of that article said: ‘Mr. O’Reilly’s efforts to refute the claims by Mother Jones and some former CBS News colleagues occurred both on the air and off on Monday. During a phone conversation, he told a reporter for The New York Times that there would be repercussions if he felt any of the reporter’s coverage was inappropriate. “I am coming after you with everything I have,” Mr. O’Reilly said. “You can take it as a threat.”’”