I'm not usually in favor of piling on but in this case I'll make an exception. Here's a glaring example of a much more recent whopper from O'Reilly, repeated only a few months ago, and now people who know the facts are speaking up:
Excerpt from O'Reilly's best-selling 2012 non-fiction book, Killing Kennedy:
In March of 1977, a young television reporter at WFAA in Dallas began looking in to the Kennedy assassination. As part of his reporting, he sought an interview with the shadowy Russian professor who had befriended the Oswalds upon their arrival in Dallas in 1962. The reporter traced George de Mohrenschildt to Palm Springs, Florida and traveled there to confront him. At the time, de Mohrenschildt had been called to testify before a congressional committee looking in to the events of November, 1963. As the reporter knocked on the door of de Mohrenschildt's daughter's home, he heard the shotgun blast that marked the suicide of the Russian, assuring that his relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald would never be fully understood.
By the way, that reporter's name is Bill O'Reilly.
O'Reilly repeated the tale for the Killing Kennedy audiobook.
He again repeated it on his show on November 30, 2014, via running a clip from 2012.
There's just one little minor detail: That suicide happened in Palm Springs, Florida. O'Reilly was in Dallas, Texas at the time. Read the rest here:
Media Matters for America - O'Reilly Lied About Suicide of JFK Assassination Figure, Former Colleagues Say
Note: Bethesda 1971 also wrote a diary about this that preceded mine by 28 minutes. Please give that one a rec and tip, too!