Did Bill O’Reilly Pull A Brian Williams? Fox News Host Denies He Lied About His War Experience!

No one is safe these days.

Bill O’Reilly is definitely a polarizing figure in the media these days – it feels like you either love him or hate him for his brash and in-your-face style.

[ Related: Bill O'Reilly Does Not Like The Love That Jon Stewart Is Getting Over His Retirement! ]

But the Fox News is feeling a different type of heat these days as a report has come out questioning Bill’s claim that he was in a “war zone” during the 1982 Falklands war.

The Mother Jones report says Bill’s story makes no sense because no American journalist was allowed there at that .

The report claims that this could not have been a one-time mistake as he has repeated it many times:

“He has often invoked this to emphasize that he understands war as only someone who has witnessed it could.”

The report also questioned O’Reilly’s claims of the violence he saw in the Buenos Aires streets during protests the Argentines surrendered back then as “at odds with news reports from the time.”

However, unlike Brian Williams, Bill O’Reilly is on the defensive against these possibly damaging allegations!

[ Related: Brian Williams Suspended For 6 Months Without Pay From NBC Nightly News! ]

The television host has since responded to the Mother Jones report, saying:

“Everything I’ve said my career is 100% accurate. I never said I was on the Falkland Islands – nobody was. I said I covered the Falklands war, which we all did from Argentina and Uruguay, and I was in both places. There was a combat situation when the Argentines surrendered and thousands of people stormed the president’s palace. The dictator [Leopoldo] Galtieri was trying to kill him. Argentine troops fired into the crowd. I was right in the middle of it.”

David Corn, the author of the Mother Jones piece, says he asked Fox and Bill if they had any response BEFORE publishing the article, but they did not respond to him. Bill O’Reilly explained:

“I’m not going to speak to a guttersnipe like that, and if he wants to put lies out like that I’ll counter and disclaim. I want people to know what a liar he is.”

’s what Corn had to say about that response:

“To me, the issue here is whether a media figure and journalist like Bill O’Reilly, who claims to be a truth teller, can get away without answering questions about specific statements he’s made, and hide behind name calling. I would encourage anyone else who covers this story to get Bill O’Reilly to answer those questions — if not to me, than to anyone else.”

Bill O’Reilly was initially VERY upset with Brian Williams after the allegations came out that he wasn’t telling the truth, but later seemed to be dismayed at how hard the media was coming down on the suspended newsman.

Maybe he’s hoping the same type of punishment doesn’t happen to him?

Although we doubt Bill would get suspended even for a day from Fox as he’s WAY too valuable for the cable news channel.

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The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams Tells Journalist Who Told Her To ‘Lean In’ That She’s ‘Not A Victim’

Yes, the proverbial mic is dropped indeed!

After Jon Stewart announced his impending retirement, the Twitterverse reacted by naming current Show correspondent Williams as a potential successor.

While Jessica was thankful and flattered, she tweeted that she felt “extremely under-qualified for the job” because she was only 25-years-old:

That’s when Ester Bloom of The Billfold wrote a piece in response that accused Jessica of suffering from…

“Imposter Syndrome, a well-documented phenomenon in which men look at their abilities [versus] the requirements of a job posting and round up, whereas women do the same and round down, calling themselves ‘unqualified.’”

We personally know that Jessica is as fearless as she is funny. She’s not a of her own decision.

Ester then called Jessica’s claim of being “under-qualified” “bullsh*t” and that all she needed was a “pep talk.”

Once again, Ester decided to belittle Jessica’s personal career decision as some sort of weakness rather than call what it was: her own career choice.

Well, Jessica had none of this, rightfully so.

’s the Twitter back and forth between Jessica and Ester:

Do you think Ester’s apology was enough?

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Brian Williams Is Removing Himself From NBC Nightly News Temporarily After Lying To Everyone!

This is a bold move!

Williams just announced that he’ll be LEAVING his show NBC News although it will only be a temporary departure!

Williams has been in hot water ever since it was revealed that a story he’s been telling for years – a helicopter he was on getting hit by a RPG – was actually false and he was on a different helicopter.

But we guess Brian’s original apology was NOT enough as the situation has snowballed until his just announced departure!

Lester Holt will be taking over for Brian Williams in the meanwhile while NBC conducts their own internal investigation.

[ Related: Brian Williams Apologizes For Lying For Over A Decade About His Helicopter Being Hit In Iraq ]

Here’s what Brian Williams said about his departure:

“In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions.

As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my broadcast for the next several days, and Lester Holt has kindly agreed to sit in for me to allow us to adequately deal with this issue. Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.”

That makes sense that he doesn’t want to be a distraction although it’s unclear just how long Brian Williams will be staying away.

If he’s banking on this situation going away – he may have to wait awhile!

We’re absolutely stunned by all of this though that’s for sure!

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

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Michelle Williams Sells The Brooklyn Brownstone She Once Shared With The Late Heath Ledger

This moment must be bittersweet for Michelle Williams.

The actress has officially sold the luxurious she bought with her late ex-husband, Heath Ledger, back in 2005.

Wow, the .5 million home must’ve held a lot of memories — good and bad!

[ Related: Michelle Rocks The Craziest Print Dress We've Ever Seen!]

According to sources close to Williams, the actress recently decided to settle in Los Angeles, despite her long-held Brooklynite chic status.

We bet the sale was tough considering the actress raised her daughter, Matilda , in the home for NINE YEARS!

Well, now the pair can make new memories in El Lay!

We wonder what lucky family now resides in the six bedroom home!

[Image via WENN.]

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Jimmy Fallon Flies For The First Time With The Help Of Allison Williams!

He’s off to Never Never Land!

Jimmy Fallon, like most mortals, has never flown before… but all of that changed on Monday night.

Allison Williams, star of NBC‘s Peter Pan Live! joined the talk show on The Tonight Show, and asked him if he wanted to fly.

[ Related: Hear Allison & Christopher Walken Sing In The Latest Peter Pan Live! Promo! ]

With his little green cap ready, harnessed off and took flight!

But then Miz Williams asked him to do something he wasn’t prepared for. Ch-ch-check it out (above)!

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The Trailer For Robin Williams’ A Merry Friggin’ Christmas Is Released; Watch Robin In Of His Last Roles HERE

This is bittersweet.

While we’re so excited to see Robin Williams grace the silver screen again, it’s sad to know that this was one of his final films.

[ Watch: Robin Williams Makes You Feel One More Time In New Movie Merry Friggin' Christmas! ]

In the recently trailer for the film, we see at his comedic finest alongside co-stars Lauren Graham and Joel McHale.

The extended preview depicts the hilarious trials and tribulations Joel and Robin’s characters go through to ‘save ’. Naturally, the film is full of seriously funny hijinks and we can’t wait to see it all play out on the big screen.

Will you see the film when it’s released this November or will it be just too sad to ?

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