McClellan: 'I Messed Up' On O'Reilly Claim
July 29, 2008 at 11:26 AM (PT)
In promoting his controversial book about his time as WHITE HOUSE Press Secretary on cable news channels last week, SCOTT MCCLELLAN claimed that the WHITE HOUSE regularly sent "talking points" to FOX NEWS and, specifically, BILL O'REILLY. O'REILLY immediately disputed the claim, and on today's edition of O'REILLY's WESTWOOD ONE show "THE RADIO FACTOR," MCCLELLAN apologized to O'REILLY, saying, "I messed up."
MCCLELLAN said that he personally did not send O'REILLY any talking points and had no knowledge anyone else in the WHITE HOUSE had done so.