Bill O’Reilly defended his history book “Killing Lincoln” on Monday after a National Park Service review last week said it contained factual errors and lack of documentation. The Fox News host said the bestseller was “under some fire from the forces of darkness.”
Speaking on “The O’Reilly Factor,” he acknowledged that “Killing Lincoln” contained “four minor misstatements, all of which have been corrected.” He added that “there are also two typeset errors.”
After the review conducted by Rae Emerson, the deputy superintendent of Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, the National Park Service recommended that the book not be sold in the Ford’s Theatre basement museum bookstore.
However, Ford’s Theatre Society, which operates Ford’s Theatre in partnership with the park service, has the book for sale in its gift shop in the ground-floor lobby. Paul R. Tetreault, director of Ford’s Theatre Society, said, “While we understand the National Park Service’s concerns about the book, we decided to let our visitors judge the book themselves.”