The claims over Bill O’Reilly’s Falklands war reporting seem to be having a very good effect on his ratings: on Wednesday night, the Fox News talking head drew his highest numbers of the year so far.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the last time The O’Reilly Factor saw such high ratings was during demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo. in November.
O’Reilly says that he has not exaggerated his experience during the Falklands War between Argentina and the U.K., maintaining that he never said he was on the islands and was clear that he only reported on the conflict from Buenos Aires. A report by Mother Jones said he mischaracterized a violent protest as a combat situation in a number of statements over the years.