From The Washington Post:
O’Reilly has said he has reported from Northern Ireland, where the sectarian “Troubles” resulted in nearly 4,000 deaths and thousands of injuries over 30 years — before a peace settlement was reached in 1998.
In his 2013 book, “Keep It Pithy,” the Fox News host recounted,“I’ve seen soldiers gun down unarmed civilians in Latin America, Irish terrorists kill and maim their fellow citizens in Belfast with bombs.”
But in light of a week-long controversy surrounding other comments that O’Reilly has made about his career, those statements bear closer examination.
O’Reilly traveled to Northern Ireland in 1984 to research a book about the Troubles, according to Fox News. The book was never finished, and it’s not clear whether he covered the conflict for any news organization. At the time, he was working for a Boston TV station, WCVB, but his then-boss, Philip S. Balboni, said that O’Reilly covered only local news and did commentary for the station.
Here's the kicker: a spokesperson for Fox News now says that Billo was referring to photographs of the bombings that he was shown by Northern Ireland police. That's pretty much the same excuse he used regarding the murder of nuns in El Salvador.
I guess O'Reilly can now claim to have survived any atrocity for which there is photo or video documentation. Oh, the humanity!