Bill O’Reilly to Emily Steel : ‘I am coming after you with everything I have’

Bill O'Reilly to Emily Steel : 'I am coming after you with everything I have'

Bill O’Reilly is being accused of embellishing stories of his experiences covering the Falklands War. Emily Steel, A New York Times reporter is investigating the story, and now O’Reilly is threatening, if he does not approve of the way she covers the story, he will retaliate against her, USAToday reports.

“I am coming after you with everything I have,” O’Reilly told Emily Steel, according to the reporter’s The New York Times article. “You can take it as a threat.”

A story published in Mother Jones magazine and comments from former CBS News colleagues suggest that Mr O’Reilly embellished his vantage point of the conflict, though the Fox News host staunchly denies those charges. A former NBC News bureau chief has stood behind Mr O’Reilly.

The conflict is based on Mr O’Reilly’s account in a 2001 book that he reported from active war zones. During the Falklands War, Mr O’Reilly was reporting from Buenos Aires, some 1,200 miles from where the war was raging.

The host said last week that he never claimed to have reported from the Falkland Islands, but that he covered violent protests in Buenos Aires during the war. Some former colleagues on Monday said he was embellishing the riots.

While on the phone with Times reporter Emily Steel, Mr O’Reilly said if he felt her reporting was inaccurate, “I am coming after you with everything I have. You can take it as a threat.”

Fox News has stood behind their man, releasing a statement that said “Fox News Chairman and C.E.O. Roger Ailes and all senior management are in full support of Bill O’Reilly.”

Mr O’Reilly’s Falklands War coverage has struck a chord in the media as the questions have surfaced just weeks after NBC suspended Brian Williams for six months without pay after it was revealed that he lied about being aboard a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq in 2003.

  • 98% of white-folks Hate to admit when they’re wrong.most of them love to steal,kill,and LIE. Bill O’Lie-ly.

    • 7575radar

      Are you a full-retard, racist or just partially-retarded racist (Thanks, Tropic Thunder)? I know I have the retard part correct. 98% of ‘white-folks’. “White-folks’ is the common term black racists use to described white people, so at least I know where you are coming from. And sure MOST white people kill and lie. The stats bear that out…NOT. Go crawl up Al Sharpton’s as* and die. .

    • Geo2

      Hey Redman, I got your 98%, right here! I don’t know about lying, but if there were fewer “colored” people in the U.S., there would be a hell of lot less stealing and killing. Why don’t you apply your massive intellect to that problem.

  • Reita Anderson

    He is that 273 pound Pit Bull.

    • Sue Ellen Ewing

      Hey, dont talk bad about Pit Bulls…….lol

  • Russell Kennedy

    Using his logic, every reporter that covered the DNC in Chicago is a war correspondent. Every reporter that covered the Kent State killings is a war correspondent. Nice to be able to pick and choose your own accolades.

  • Fedup

    O’Reilly, the world’s greatest jerk

    • Geo2

      Really, in the whole wide “world”? Are you a world traveler or do you just have a big mouth? The only difference between you and O’Reilly is that he has his own show, and you have…, what exactly do you have anyway?

      • Fedup

        So exasperating to hear from an O’Reilly fan. Far too many of you clueless followers of a total jerk, who wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him in the ass.

        • Geo2

          I’m very happy when any fool is exasperated, but I said nothing that would suggest to anyone with even rudimentary reading skills that I am an “O’Reilly fan”. You seem to oscillate between childish name calling and irrational accusations–not indications that you know anything about the “truth”. Grow up pal!

    • Fedup

      get a life, loser

  • jonitreo

    Maybe, O’Reilly doesn’t know the definition of ‘war zone’ since he was a draft dodger here in the Fox News Country of Red White and Blue.

  • Loldotdot

    You ain’t got shit, Bill!

  • Swoll Guns

    Big bad O’Reilly. Way to go “O”, I know you’ll beat that WOMAN up real bad, because you’re BIG BAD O’REILLY. Take it out on her Bill, she’s the cause of your problems. She made you embellish your reporting, so bring everything you got Big Bad Bill because everyone knows you’re fair and balanced.

  • Jackson Cage

    Emily didn’t respond, because she was laughing too hard

    • Geo2

      The point is, she didn’t respond, did she?

      • Jackson Cage

        Ummm. that’s exactly what said. Did you have a point?

        • Geo2

          Sorry, I incorrectly assumed that you were sharp enough to recognize sarcasm. I was dismissing your silly comment, and suggesting instead that she didn’t respond because she had no rational response.

  • Jel

    Always was so full of himself, never an objective news person. Now, threaten reporters.

  • Sue Ellen Ewing

    Bye Bill……