Sorta. I suppose that's as good as it gets when it comes to O'Reilly.
He can't stand it. As Sara notes, Bill's ego just couldn't allow him to let a flat out retraction stand. As the interview progresses, O'Reilly's rationalization escalates until the "retraction" morphs into this at the end:
"There are gay gangs ... it's a growing phenomenon ... we reported it and it should be reported."
Guy de Maupassant
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