December 12, 2005

WNEW-TV5:

"Syndicated controversial talk show host Bill O'Reilly said on his radio show: "In Saginaw , Michigan , the township opposes red and green clothingon Anyone, In Saginaw Township they basically said anybody, we don't want you wearing red or green. I would dress up from head to toe in red to green if I were in Saginaw Michigan "-Bill O'Reilly. WNEM TV-5 Talked to Saginaw Township supervisor Tim Braun who says O'Reilly's comments are flat out not true. Braun goes on to say the township hall has red and green Christmas lights adorning the building at night.

On December 12th the Fox News Channel which broadcasts O'Reilly's Cable TV show-The O'Reilly Factor told TV5 it was a radio issue and had nothing to do with the Fox News Channel. TV5 is contacting O'Reilly's radio producers for their side of the story.

(Update): Media Matters has more...

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