An audio recording released Sunday calls into question Bill O’Reilly’s JFK story in which he claims to have heard the shot that killed a man allegedly connected to Lee Harvey Oswald. The recorded phone call indicates The Factor host was not even in the same state the day of the suicide.
In his 2012 book, Killing Kennedy, O’Reilly claimed to have been standing at the door of George de Mohrenschildt in South Florida and heard the shotgun blast that killed the man who allegedly had ties to the JFK assassination. In a taped phone conversation released yesterday by CNN, however, Bill O’Reilly can be heard questioning Gaeton Fonzi, a congressional investigator at the time, about the details of George de Mohrenschildt’s death. Fonzi was interviewing de Mohrenschildt before his death, as the Russian immigrant allegedly had ties to Lee Harvey Oswald.
The questions O’Reilly asks the investigator seem to indicate The Factor host was not even in Florida at the time of de Mohrenschildt’s death. He asks Fonzi where the suicide took place, what time, if a gun was used, and saying, “I’m coming down there tomorrow. I’m coming to Florida… I’m going to get in there tomorrow.”
CNN obtained the tapes from Gaeton Fonzi’s widow, Marie.
Last week, ex-colleagues from the Dallas news station where O’Reilly worked in 1977 when he made the claim to have heard the shot that killed de Mohrenschildt called into question his version of the events. This newly released audio recording seems to back up his former coworkers’ version, not his.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Bill O’Reilly’s version of events related to the death of the man with alleged ties to the JFK assassination is one of many stories that have come into question since a Mother Jones‘ article two weeks ago. In that article, the authors accuse The Factor host of false reporting when he said he was in a war zone in the Falklands. Since then, former colleagues have also disputed The Factor host’s story that he survived a “bombardment” of bricks and rocks while covering the 1992 L.A. Riots.
Bill O’Reilly’s account of being an eyewitness to Irish terrorists bombing Belfast citizens has also come into question recently. On Friday, a Fox News spokesperson admitted to the Washington Post that O’Reilly was not an eyewitness to any bombings in Northern Ireland. Instead, the spokesperson says, he was shown photographs of bombings by Protestant police officers.
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