Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly recently told his television audience recently that John Edwards was wrong to assert that there are 200,000 homeless U.S. military veterans. He told his viewers “there’s not many of them out there,” and said he would intervene to help veterans sleeping under bridges.
On the facts, not surprisingly, Edwards was right and O’Reilly was wrong. The real entertainment came a day later, when O’Reilly insisted that Edwards apologize for using “class warfare.”
The story more or less faded from public view, but it appears poised to make a comeback. Jason Linkins has the story.
This afternoon in New York City, some of that work will resolutely continue, as a group of homeless veterans - one of the segments of the population of forgotten Americans that Edwards spoke of so often on the stump - will swarm FOX News Channel’s Studios to bring their fight to Bill O’Reilly, the millionaire celebrity host of The O’Reilly Factor. […]
Now, a group from Fitzgerald House, an “organization representing homeless veterans,” plans to bring their fight for recognition to Fox’s doorstep. They plan on visiting the Fox News Channel Studios today at 3:00 pm, and will come carrying a petition signed by 17,000 people demanding an apology from O’Reilly for his ignorance and abuse. In a press release, Brave New Films and Fitzgerald House say thay “have found that it is very easy to locate homeless veterans and are willing to help O’Reilly find them if his desire to help homeless vets is sincere.”