Stewart Tears into O’Reilly: ‘No One’s Watching Him for the Actual Truth’

Jon Stewart, who spent all of last week on vacation, finally dug into the Bill O’Reilly “war zone” story Tuesday night.

“Really? We’re going after O’Reilly for exaggerating being in a war zone?” Stewart asked in disbelief of Mother Jones, which has led the charge against O’Reilly’s alleged mischaracterizations about his time spent in Buenos Aires during the Falkland Islands war. “Misrepresenting the zone he is in is kind of his hook.”

“No one’s watching him for the actual truth,” Stewart said of his old friend O’Reilly.

Stewart added that we should just accept that a certain percentage of the anecdotes told by news figures like O’Reilly and Brian Williams are “bullshit” and “move on.”

Then, the host moved on to lies he found more consequential, namely those apparently made by Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald about his own military record.

As he did when he covered the Williams situation, Stewart suggested that the media’s priorities on these stories might be a little off. “It seems to me, you know, we might all be just a little better off if the exaggerations about covering a war get less attention than the exaggerations that got us into so many of them!” he concluded.

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