I seldom watch The Factor but I do know this Huffington Post piece is pure half spun bullshit.
They are trying to make it sound like viewers' trust of O'Reilly has plummeted. It hasn't. They also try to link it to O'Reilly coming "under intense scrutiny (bullshit)
in recent days after a report in Mother Jones revealed several inaccuracies in his war reporting experiences during the 1982 Falklands War. Since then, several other accusations have been made against the host, claiming that he embellished or lied while covering other wars and conflicts."
David Corn who wrote the piece for Mother Jones tried to make it appear O'Reilly had said he'd reported on the Falkland Islands war from the Falkland Islands. O'Reilly never said that and not only gave proof of that but was backed up by journalists who were with him during the riots and violence in Buenos Aires. O'Reilly did report as an eyewitness on the streets of Buenos Aires during the riots and the military response to protestors. On air OReilly produced telegrams and letters from CBS in NYC thanking and praising him for reporting on the bloody riots.
Where were the other US news reporters during this riot? Even they, including Bill Moyers admit they were in their hotel rooms.
Here's the list of 10 most trusted journalists from Jan 16, 2015.
1. Robin Roberts formerly of ESPN now with GMA (not prime time)
2. Bill O'Reilly has hosted "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News since 1996, and his program is the highest-rated show on the three major 24-hour cable news channels. A poll by Zogby International named O'Reilly the second most-trusted news personality, after Rush Limbaugh. that shocked the crap out of me!
3. Diane Sawyer served as a co-anchor with Robin Roberts on "GMA" before leaving in December 2009 to anchor "ABC World News," and she also ranked high in the Reader's Digest survey. Sawyer previously served as co-anchor of "CBS Morning News" and as a correspondent on CBS' "60 Minutes." She left "GMA" in August but remains with ABC News.
4. (formerly) Brian Williams has been anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News" since December 2004.
5. RETIRED Barbara Walters has hosted "Today" and "20/20" and was co-anchor of "ABC Evening News."
6. Matt Lauer
7. Jon Stewart
8. Bob Schieffer (who spoke up for O'Reilly in the allegations made by Mother Jones.
9. Anderson Cooper (he deserves to be higher, not for being gay but because he doesn't play favorites.
10. Scott Pelleyhttp://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/10-most-trusted-personalities-tv/2015/01/16/id/619016/