Mother Jones published a brutal attack on “King of Cable News” Bill O’Reilly, claiming he has misled viewers about his role in covering the Falkland War between Argentina and the United Kingdoms. This one is not going to end well for Mother Jones, an already discredited liberal rag that appears heading for another round of hefty discrediting.
“Mother Jones. Bottom rung. Nobody reads it,” Bill told Glenn. “Why I’m even bothering with this is because once and for all, I’m going to put a stake through the heart of these irresponsible websites who pick up crap, throw it out there as fact, even though they know it’s a lie.”
“This is so absurd. We’ll be able to prove it because I have all the memos from CBS telling me what a great job I did, covering the Falkland Islands War from Argentina. And, by the way, I never said one time in my life that I was on the Falkland Islands because no Americans were. And so that’s the fact there,” he continued.
Bill also called out the author of the article, David Corn.
“The big tip off of the article is when David Corn, who is a rank liar and a political assassin, says that I, quote, excoriated Brian Williams, when everybody on earth knows I went out of my way to be compassionate to the man on Jimmy Kimmel,” Bill said.
Read the rush transcript of the interview below:
GLENN: Stop the music. Because this is going to be — this is a very important thing here. I don’t ever recall a time — do you ever recall a time where I sighted with Mother Jones?
PAT: It has never happened. We checked the records.
GLENN: It has never happened. It’s a rag not even worth your time even paying attention to or investigating because everything they say is a Marxist lie.
PAT: That’s why we were so surprised at what a great job they did on this particular article.
GLENN: Boy, oh, boy. They have hit the mother lode on this one. The number one story on the Blaze today is Bill O’Reilly answering the charges of Mother Jones. Again, a complete rag and discredited rag, I might add, except perhaps in this case. They’re saying that Bill O’Reilly is the next Brian Williams and he lies and makes up stuff about his reporting.
STU: It shows how good their reporting must be to win you over.
GLENN: Exactly right.
PAT: It does.
GLENN: We have the horse’s mouth on the phone with us now, Brian — I’m sorry — Bill, nice to have you.
BILL: I’m glad I’m on that side of the horse, Beck.
GLENN: How are you doing, O’Reilly?
BILL: I’m good. Great intro. You know, so what do you want to know, Beck?
GLENN: Well, I want to know about this lie that you were somehow or another on the beaches in the Falklands, shooting things up.
BILL: I know. Look, you’re absolutely right. Mother Jones. Bottom rung. Nobody reads it. But the internet is the big story. So what we’re doing tonight and why I’m even bothering with this is because once and for all, I’m going to put a stake through the heart of these irresponsible websites who pick up crap, throw it out there as fact, even though they know it’s a lie. This is so absurd — and we’ll be able to prove it because I have all the memos from CBS telling me what a great job I did, covering the Falkland Islands War from Argentina. And, by the way, I never said one time in my life that I was on the Falkland Islands because no Americans were. And so that’s the fact there.
GLENN: So hang on just a second. You’re also here claiming that you are an American.
BILL: Yeah, that’s true. But the big tip off of the article is when David Corn, who is a rank liar and a political assassin, says that I, quote, excoriated Brian Williams, when everybody on earth knows I went out of my way to be compassionate to the man on Jimmy Kimmel. So this guy, I mean, he must think that the folks are as stupid as he is. However, I’ll give the Beck listeners all over the country, we are going to show tonight a memo written by CBS News New York and sent to the South American chief in Buenos Aires telling him what a great job Bill O’Reilly did covering the final battle in the Falklands War, which took place in the Argentine capital. We have the memo. Thirty-three years, beck. And I found it last night deep in the basement.
PAT: That’s great. That’s great.
GLENN: It makes me say, okay, well, maybe Bill O’Reilly is telling the truth, but it also gives me an image of your home being one of those homes with the pack rats that save everything and you live in — the hoarders —
BILL: I know you’re a God-fearing man.
GLENN: So you are saying — you are saying —
BILL: I found this memo.
GLENN: You’re telling me your home is not filled with stacks of papers and you’re living within jars of urine. Right?
BILL: What’s the matter with you, Beck? What is the problem with you?
GLENN: Hey, by the way, I have to tell you something, when I come to New York, I have something that a friend of mine just — just purchased that is either going to make your day or will make you weep. I happen to have a friend who just purchased the medical records and the autopsy report from Patton. It includes everything including his toe tag.
BILL: Wow, that’s fabulous. It backs up what we wrote in Killing Patton. I can guarantee that. Right?
GLENN: Well, I will bring it to you. And if you would like to peruse, I’m going to give you some gloves. I don’t know what you have. Brownies or whatever you have on your hands.
BILL: You know, Beck, that I fought with Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. You know that. Right?
GLENN: So, Bill, what do you think should happen to Brian Williams?
BILL: I think he’s punished enough. I don’t think I’d give him the Nightly News, but I’d put him somewhere else. You know.
PAT: Do you think there’s any chance after a six-month suspension there’s any chance they have him back in the anchor chair? Because we don’t think that’s even possible.
BILL: No, probably that isn’t. But, again, I think they can put him somebody else. And maybe Meet the Press, that kind of thing.
GLENN: Should he be the head of NBC News at this point?
PAT: The managing editor?
BILL: Is this a facetious question, Beck?
GLENN: No. I wanted to make sure we were on the same page. Does MSNBC, do you think they will ever see the irony they’re letting this guy go, but they have Al Sharpton and all those other clowns on there that lie for a living?
BILL: You know, it will be very interesting to see what happens to the MSNBC network. They’re all, what, we call in the business, scratching now. Which means, they don’t have any visible audience at all in many of their hours.
GLENN: They’re literally being beaten by Al-Jazeera in some hours. I mean, that’s impossible.
BILL: But, you know, it shows you that the American people are — and this goes back to Mother Jones. Once you prove someone to be a liar, all right, which is what Jones accused me of, but now they’ll get it rammed right down their throat. Because I have a paper that backs up exactly what I said is true. Once that happens, it’s really hard for anybody to deal with you at all. And I think that’s what happened at MSNBC. So it will be interesting to see.
GLENN: What do you think will happen with net neutrality?
BILL: I don’t know.
GLENN: I’m just letting that hang there. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Bill O’Reilly say that. I don’t think I’ve ever heard you say I don’t know.
BILL: I don’t know, Beck.
PAT: Is it a topic you’re not that interested in, Bill?
BILL: Yeah. Really, I have to try to get these jihadists under control. Can you believe what’s happening overseas? I can’t believe how bad it’s getting.
GLENN: Seeing it was a caliphate and I was the one that was mocked for saying that at Fox, yes, I can believe what’s happening over in the Middle East.
BILL: It was the way you said it, Beck.
GLENN: Bill, it’s always good to talk to you. Next time I’m in New York, I’ll bring you the medical files of Patton.
BILL: I’d be fascinated to see it, thank you.
GLENN: All right, man. Appreciate it.