O'Reilly's wee mistake

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Is it still news when Bill O'Reilly distorts the facts to serve his disturbed perspective? How about when he invokes a Nazi slaughter to defend keeping Abu Ghraib images hidden?

I can't tell if satirists are licking their chops these days or applying at Starbucks.

While debating Gen. Wesley Clark over releasing the remaining Abu Ghraib images, here's what took place, via Steve Gilliard [VIDEO]:

O'Reilly was incensed that it 'puts our troops at risk.' Clark responded that what's putting the troops at risk is the chain of command letting, or even making, this happen in the first place.
O'Lielly was saying that it happens just like this in every war, with Clark rebutting that those were isolated incidents which were court-martialed.
And then, this:
Clark: And let me explain something. You go all the way up the chain of command ...

O'Reilly: General! You need to look at the Malmedy massacre in World War Two, and the 82nd Airborne who did it!
Except, whoops, here's what the Malmedy massacre was: A slaughter OF American POWs from the American 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion BY Waffen-SS Kampfgruppe Peiper (Nazis).

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