While a couple of CBS Reporters have called Fox News host Bill O'Reilly out for his stories about covering a riot in Buenos Aires, a former NBC News bureau chief is backing up O'Reilly's story.
Mediaite writes that Don Browne was the NBC News Miami bureau chief at the time, and he oversaw the network’s Falklands coverage. And Browne told O’Reilly his account was accurate. As opposed to some of the other accounts, which have to some extent downplayed the danger, Browne said the situation “got progressively more intense” and there were demonstrations in Buenos Aires every day.
Both O’Reilly and Browne recalled a “very intense situation where people got hurt” and how “this was an extremely violent and volatile situation” where reporters were in danger.
CBS did release the video from the rioting in Buenos Aires and it does show there there was violence and seemed to back up some of what O'Reilly said happened. It did not back up all of O'Reilly's claims, but it did not refute them either.
While all of this is 30 years old and it will be hard to ever know the full truth, it seems that O'Reilly is not getting caught in a "Brian Williams situation"despite CNN's and Mother Jones attempt to do so.