Bill O'Reilly defends Brian Williams amid fabrication claims

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Bill O'Reilly used part of his interview on the "Late Show" Tuesday night to once again defend embattled newsman Brian Williams.

But this time, it was a little more personal for the Fox News host.

"You know, we have a sport in the United States called 'let's destroy the famous person.' And that's what happened to him. And I think that NBC should bring him back, I think they will bring him back," said Bill O'Reilly on the "Late Show."

Back in February, Williams was given a six-month suspension from NBC's "Nightly News" for misrepresenting events he experienced while covering the war in Iraq.

Of course, O'Reilly has defended Williams in the past.

"Anybody who's enjoying the destruction of this man, you got to look at yourself here. There's a lot of people that seem to be real happy that his career has gone down the drain, and that disturbs me."

But since O'Reilly's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last month, he and Williams suddenly had something in common -- they've both been accused of fibbing on the air.

According to multiple reports, O'Reilly allegedly fabricated his encounters in Argentina during the Falklands War.

When David Letterman brought up those accusations Tuesday, O'Reilly denied them.

"What I do is analysis different from what other people do. So I bloviate and give my opinion as you well know," said O'Reilly.

Aside from his comments on the "Late Show," O'Reilly has remained mostly silent on the accusations against him. The appearance was his first non-Fox TV interview since the fabrication claims were made.

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