Except he wasn’t. He claimed that during the Falkland Islands War, he was in a war zone. He was in Argentina covering a demonstration. Some shots were fired--over the crowd’s head. No one was killed.
It’s ok though. O’Reilly is no Brian Williams. We expect Mr. Williams to be truthful, and he should have been fired. We hold O’Reilly to a different standard; i.e., we expect him to embroider, to make stuff up, to lie like a rug.
Some people who watch Fox News think they are getting real news. Those people are called idiots. They deserve O’Reilly.