It appears that Fox News host Bill O'Reilly got duped, or that he has brought down his booking standards quite a bit.
Last Thursday, O'Reilly's show featured a Swedish “defense and national security adviser” discussing the refugee situation in the country, but military and foreign affairs officials in Sweden had no idea who he was.
A man identified as Nils Bildt appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor” to link crime in Sweden to immigrants. “We are unable to socially integrate these people,” he said.
Sweden’s Defense Ministry and its Foreign Office told the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter that they didn’t know who Bildt was.
“He is ... not in any way a known quantity in Sweden and has never been part of the Swedish debate,” Swedish Defense University professor Robert Egnell said in an email to The Associated Press on Saturday. Swedish officials, backed up by statistics, say that crime has been relatively flat for years in the country (and a fraction of U.S. crime) even though Sweden accepted record numbers of refugees in 2015.
The executive producer of “The O’Reilly Factor” told The Washington Post that Bildt had been recommended to the program and that he went through a “pre-interview.”
Recommended by who?
This must be the "fake news" we keep hearing about....