Bill O’Reilly: JFK Conspiracy Theorist

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has been criticizing Rosie O’Donnell over her blog post repeating a 9/11 conspiracy theory.

O’Reilly declared that “you can’t allow” someone to “make anti-American remarks…accusing your own government of murder.” He called claims that the U.S. government acted in a criminal way “irresponsible and dangerous.”

Too bad for O’Reilly, tapes from his days on the Peabody Award-winning Inside Edition are still floating around.

Watch below as O’Reilly spreads the JFK conspiracy theory that the CIA secretly supported assassin Lee Harvey Oswald:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/04/oreilly_jfk.320.240.flv]

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Transcript:

Bill O’Reilly, 4/2/07:

O’REILLY: The problem, once you get into an area where you are spreading propaganda, OK, which is where she is with the 9/11 conspiracy… See, you can’t allow someone like that to go on and make anti-American remarks, in which they are, accusing your own government of murder, of putting people in harm’s way and then have nothing else to balance it.

O’REILLY: Well, Ms. O’Donnell and her radical pals are basically telling the world the USA is a criminal nation … O’Donnell and actor Charley Sheen are also peddling the 9/11 conspiracy theory that the attack on the World Trade Center was an inside job. Never mind that nonsense has been debunked by “Popular Mechanics” using scientific evidence that is beyond dispute.