Speaking on ABC's Good Morning America on March 18, 2003, he promised that "[i]f the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean [of weapons of mass destruction] ...
His father wanted him to attend Chaminade, but O'Reilly wanted to attend W.Tresper Clarke High School, the public school most of his closest friends would attend.Immediately after the video surfaced, O'Reilly acknowledged the video's existence, claiming that he was amusing his co-workers and said "I have plenty of much newer stuff...If you want to buy the tapes that I have, I'm happy to sell them to you." The show was taped late in the afternoon at a studio in New York City and aired every weekday on the Fox News Channel at p.m. Progressive media monitoring organizations such as Media Matters and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting have criticized his reporting on a variety of issues, accusing him of distorting facts and using misleading or erroneous statistics.(born September 10, 1949) is an American journalist, author, and television host.
During the late 1970s and 1980s, he reported for local television stations in the United States and later for CBS News and ABC News.
After the first New York Times investigation revealed that O'Reilly and Fox News had settled five sexual harassment lawsuits totaling million, Fox News terminated O'Reilly's employment in April 2017.
In October 2017, the New York Times reported an additional settlement of million that O'Reilly had paid to settle a sixth sexual harassment lawsuit, which had been filed against him by former Fox News analyst Lis Wiehl because of the "non-consensual sexual relationship" she says O'Reilly initiated with her. Brigid parochial school in Westbury, and Chaminade High School, a private Catholic boys high school in Mineola.
The O'Reilly Factor was the highest-rated cable news show for 16 years and he was described by media analyst Howard Kurtz as "the biggest star in the 20 year history at Fox News" at the time of his departure.
O'Reilly's media career took a major blow after various New York Times investigations revealed that he had paid half a dozen women nearly million to settle various sexual harassment lawsuits.
At WFAA-TV in Dallas, O'Reilly was awarded the Dallas Press Club Award for excellence in investigative reporting.