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07/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bill O'Reilly: CNN Covered Private William Long, But Not Enough (VIDEO)

Bill O'Reilly was proven wrong last week, when CNN's Rick Sanchez debunked his claim that CNN hadn't covered the murder of army recruiter Private William Long until Anderson Cooper's 10PM show. He acknowledged his error then, but Monday night he came back to the subject and hit the network for playing up Dr. George Tiller's murder more than Private Long's in primetime.

"Let's go back to Private William Long, assassinated last week in Arkansas by an American Muslim terrorist," O'Reilly said near the end of the Talking Points segment seen below. "Now I criticized the network news and CNN for basically ignoring the story while ginning up the Tiller murder. As I reported last Friday, I did misspeak about CNN. They did cover the story day side, but their primetime coverage was scant. In fact, up to the point where I mentioned the long Tiller comparison, CNN had devoted approximately 190 minutes almost three hours, more than three hours to Tiller while giving about 36 minutes to Private Long. That's about a six to one margin. So there you go."

Watch (CNN discussion begins around 2:35 in):