Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Bill O'Reilly and Rod Wheeler Apologize for Inaccuracies in Their Report on Violent Lesbian Gangs

July 3, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On July 3rd LifeSiteNews and many other services reported on a Fox News Bill O'Reilly segment on violent lesbian gangs in Washington, DC. and elsewhere. The report included video footage of violent incidents and a report from crime investigator Rod Wheeler. O'Reilly and Wheeler now report that there were significant inaccuracies and exaggerations in the the report.

In his apology Wheeler states, "During the O'Reilly Factor segment on June 21st, while engaged in a discussion on Lesbian gangs, I inadvertently stated that gang members carry pistols that are painted pink and call themselves the "Pink Pistol Packing Group." I was not referring to the gay rights group "Pink Pistols" who advocates for the lawful rights of gays to carry weapons for protection. Further, I mentioned that there are "over 150 of these gangs" in the greater Washington DC area. What I actually meant is that there are over 150 gangs in the Washington DC area, some of which are in fact lesbian gangs. Lastly, I mentioned in the segment that there is this "national epidemic" of lesbian gangs. A better choice of words would have been to say that there is a growing concern nationally, and especially in major urban areas, of increased gang activity, which includes some lesbian gang activity. I apologize for any misunderstanding this may have caused."

See also a YouTube video of Bill O'Reilly's apology and clarification of the issue at

See the original LifeSiteNews story which has been updated to reflect the new information


Jemdude's comments:
It is good to know that Fox News, Lifesitenews.com and even Jemdude's Truly Outrageous Blog are not afraid to print corrections when the information has proven to be inaccurate. This proves that alternative news sources can be trusted. Now don't get me wrong. Although the numbers and some other details were either greatly exaggerated or wrong, it doesn't change the fact that there are Lesbian gangs out there doing harm to other people in addition to other types of gangs.

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