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O'Reilly Lied About Suicide Of JFK Assassination Figure, Former Colleagues Say | Blog | Media Matters For America

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  Bill O'Reilly attends a basketball game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Bill O'Reilly attends a basketball game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)

Bill O'Reilly has repeatedly claimed he personally "heard" a shotgun blast that killed a figure in the investigation into President John F. Kennedy's assassination while reporting for a Dallas television station in 1977. O'Reilly's claim is implausible and contradicted by his former newsroom colleagues who denied the tale in interviews with Media Matters. A police report, contemporaneous reporting, and a congressional investigator who was probing Kennedy's death further undermine O'Reilly's story.

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