I just wanted to let everyone know that the O'Reilly factor is, as I write, talking to GLAD about the misinformation presented on the show. GLAD did say thankyou for inviting him on to correct/discuss the issue, the spokesman saying that he hopes other news stations will follow his example. So, at least that was a relatively positive dialogue. According to O'Reilly, the detective/interviewee who said lesbian gangs were a national epidemic posted an apology on his website.
To be frank, I really like Bill O'Reilly's show because it is one of the few news shows that I feel doesn't embrace the ideology of the extreme left. And, during the Terri Schiavo fiasco, his show was one of the only newscasts to explore cases in which PVS had been misdiagnosed. Now, obviously, O'Reilly tends toward the conservative end of things and this example in itself shows that he, too, mistakenly makes false reports. Although, Bill O'Reilly did say that some lesbian gangs exist but not widely, although, as GLAD said, he really needs to clarify that, which GLAD invited him to do.
One thing that I think Bill needs to stop doing is interrupting people when they're talking. It makes him look intolerant and brash, esp. during this last broadcast in dealing with an extremely sensitive issue concerning his own broadcast.