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O’Reilly: ‘We triple-check everything’ that goes on my show.

By Matt Corley  

"O’Reilly: ‘We triple-check everything’ that goes on my show."

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In an interview with TV Guide published on Monday, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said that he was proud that he has “not had to retract a story in 13 years” on Fox News. Admitting that he had “made mistakes” on the air, O’Reilly said they were always corrected “quickly.” He attributed his lack of a retraction to the “brain room here at Fox” where they “triple-check everything.” Despite his claim of rigorous fact-checking, O’Reilly opened his show last night with the false claim that President Obama’s 47 percent approval rating released by Gallup on Monday was “the lowest number ever recorded for any president at this point in his term.” Watch it:

If O’Reilly and his staff had simply checked Gallup’s historical data, he would have seen that President Gerald Ford reached a 42 percent approval rating in a shorter period of time and President Bill Clinton reached a low of 37 percent six months into his first term.

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