Brian Williams’ tragic exit meant that a right-leaning media behemoth must too, suffer the same fate, according to the leftist code of retribution.

Last week, David Corn and Daniel Schulman of Mother Jones set their crosshairs on Fox New’s Bill O’Reilly attempting to settle the score.

MJ and crew accused O’Reilly of lying about his reporting of The Falklands War in 1982.

As we discussed:

Their ‘scoop’ seems to revolve around how Mother Jones is defining, “war action” and other semantics they themselves haven’t yet pieced together. Namely that to cover The Falklands War and reporting directly from The Falklands are not mutually exclusive.

O’Reilly responded callng, David Corn a “despicable guttersnipe” and “a liar.” He denied any discrepancy, and called the entire Mother Jones reprt “a piece of garbage.”

Yesterday, O’Reilly directly addressed Corn’s accusations. He produced memos and letters from 33 years ago. He also addressed the issues that we pointed out above, as well as the obvious Brian Williams retributive angle.

The result? One of the best public shamings in the history of public shamings. And also a great dig at Stewart Smalley Senator Al Franken.

“We have rock solid proof that David Corn smeared me and some websites that picked up his defamation did as well… Real journalists knew this story was B.S. from the jump. They knew Corn was trying to take the Brian Williams situation and wrap it around my neck for ideological reasons.”

Which reminds me of The Wire, “you come at The King, you best not miss.”

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