Bill O'Reilly

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Bill O'Reilly in 2006

Bill O'Reilly (born September 10, 1949) is an American conservative political commentator who hosted The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News from 1996 until 2017, after Fox News fired him. O'Reilly also hosted The Radio Factor (2002-2009) and Inside Edition (1989-1995).

O'Reilly was born in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City. He has written some books[1] including Pinheads and Patriots.[2] He was raised in New York City and Westbury, Connecticut.

Criticism[change | change source]

O'Reilly has been criticized for claims he reported events in the Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom incorrectly.[3] He also has been criticized by former Washington Post editor Jeff Morley for claiming he was outside George de Mohrenschildt's house when he committed suicide.[4]

In April 2017, Fox News Channel fired O'Reilly from the network due to sexual harassment accusations.[5]

Books[change | change source]

O'Reilly is known for his Killing series of historical nonfiction books, all written with Martin Dugard. The first five books in the series are about the violent deaths, or attempted assassinations, of historic figures. The next four deal with major episodes in American military history. Two others involve the U.S. government's battle against organized crime and the worldwide battle against terrorism, and the most recent recounts the lives, influence, and deaths of three iconic figures of 20th-century Anglo-American culture. These are:

Some of his Killing books have been made into television movies for National Geographic.

References[change | change source]

  1. O'Reilly, Bill. "Bill O'Reilly: Books".
  2. O'Reilly, Bill. "Pinheads & Patriots".
  3. "Bill O'Reilly: 'I never said I was on the Falkland Islands'". @politifact.
  4. Jeff Morley (January 30, 2013). "JFKfacts » Investigator’s tape exposes Bill O’Reilly’s JFK fib". JFK Facts. Retrieved 2015-03-10.
  5. Steel, Emily; Schmidt, Michael S. (2017-04-19). "Bill O'Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-19.

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