Bill O'Reilly got a few things wrong about the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday.
Some had wondered why no Republicans appeared to be involved in commemorating the historic day. Though three Democratic presidents spoke at the event marking the moment, no Republicans did, and there were no other GOP officials who participated.
Answers were quickly given for this state of affairs. Both presidents Bush had bowed out of the event, citing health issues. Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor were both invited, but declined to attend. (Cantor had a meeting with oil lobbyists instead, and Boehner spoke at a Congressional event.) Jeb Bush and John McCain also declined. Moreover, every member of Congress was invited.
O'Reilly must not have seen all of this information, because he got angry that, in his words, "no Republican or conservative" was invited to the event. They were!
He even mentioned George W. Bush as an example of this unfortunate (but false) turn of events.
"I do not know if he wasn't invited," guest James Carville said of Bush.
"He wasn't," O'Reilly said. (Wrong!) "No Republican or conservative was invited." (Also wrong!)
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