Scrutiny of Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly's reporting on the 1982 Falklands war protests isn't going away.
The story that was ignited by a Mother Jones piece titled "Does Bill O'Reilly Have a Brian Williams Problem?" looked like a one-day controversy after O'Reilly aggressively countered the claims that he repeatedly misspoke about his time covering the conflict for CBS News.
Mother Jones slammed O'Reilly for loosely using the term "war zone" when recounting his Falklands experience, even though all American journalists were based in Buenos Aires, 1,200 miles away from the fighting. O'Reilly has never said he was on the islands, and maintained that he was always describing his time covering the riots that followed in Buenos Aires after the Argentine military junta surrendered to the British at the end of the conflict in June 1982.
Now O'Reilly's accounts of the riots are being challenged by Eric Engberg, a former CBS News correspondent who was also assigned to the story.
Engberg took to Facebook on Saturday to note that O'Reilly described seeing fatalities at the scene around the presidential palace in the Argentine capital, which did not appear in any reports at the time, and that his accounts of violence and chaos were overstated. "It wasn't a combat situation by any sense of the situation that I know. There were no people killed," Engberg told CNN on Sunday.
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