Fox News duped by apparent fake Swedish national security advisor (1 Viewer)

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Bill O'Reilly says criticism over Swedish 'national security adviser' is valid

Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly has acknowledged that his show erred in seeking expert advice from a man who falsely identified himself as a Swedish national security adviser.

O'Reilly last week interviewed a man calling himself Nils Bildt during a segment on refugees in Sweden. Bildt, who was billed as a "Swedish defense and national security adviser," largely backed a narrative promoted by President Trump that portrays asylum seekers as being responsible for an increase in violent crimes in the country.

"We are unable in Sweden to socially integrate these people," Bildt said of refugees. "These things are not being openly and honestly discussed."

Just one problem: Nobody in the Swedish government has ever heard of Bildt.

"This is not a person who is known to [the government]," said Catarina Axelsson, a press officer at Sweden's foreign ministry.

Marinette Nyh Radebo, a spokeswoman for Sweden's defense ministry, said Bildt has never worked for the Swedish government or the country's armed forces.

Johan Wiktorin, the CEO of a strategic intelligence company in Sweden, tweeted that he's "never heard of [Bildt] before... he's not known in our circles as an expert."
Bill O'Reilly says criticism over Swedish 'national security adviser' is valid - Feb. 27, 2017

I guess the question begs to be asked...who planted this person?
 

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Fox doubled down once he was exposed as a fraud and he deleted his faked Linked In page used to deceive them. He's a right wing white nationalist who emigrated almost 30 years ago here and still tried to run for office there. What's bizarre is rather than report on what happened they instead tried to reinforce his lies. It's a real stain on their reputation, which frankly is spotty already. I'm glad to see that finally they realize how badly they're caught out on this.
 

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Fox doubled down once he was exposed as a fraud and he deleted his faked Linked In page used to deceive them. He's a right wing white nationalist who emigrated almost 30 years ago here and still tried to run for office there. What's bizarre is rather than report on what happened they instead tried to reinforce his lies. It's a real stain on their reputation, which frankly is spotty already. I'm glad to see that finally they realize how badly they're caught out on this.
Still I'm sure we can expect a BrianWilliams meme soon
 

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what? this can't be true. According to one person, fox news is the only real, valid, legitimate news source these days
 

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Poster Wyrmer might know more, but seems like this guy on FOX has nothing to do with anything. Like Galbrath posted earlier, he tried to join a more extremist right wing party in Sweden. There are left and right wing parties in Sweden(and then there are these guys). They don't promote violence, or maybe they do, but let's just say they are not pro-immigrants.

This guy seems more like an alternative Swede.
 

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BTW, kids, Fox doesn't care.

They got their point across, now it's on to the next carefully framed and twisted message for the entertainment of their viewers.
 

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Isn't this like the third time in a little while they've been caught putting absolute nobodies on but claiming they're someone of relative importance? Fake news, indeed.
 

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