Bill Donohue

Mid-morning on June 7 we were contacted by Samantha Marciano, producer for “Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News” show on First TV asking permission for him to run our KABC Los Angeles ad against the Dodgers. We immediately said yes. But last night on his show, O’Reilly said we denied the request. We have the email exchange that proves he is factually wrong.

Catholic League communications director Michael McDonald spoke to Marciano about this today. She said she never got our email response. She said she would tell O’Reilly about what happened.

Marciano sent us a second email today apologizing for what happened. She is having her technician look into this matter. We appreciate her apology.

O’Reilly should follow suit and issue an apology on his show tonight. We will have a follow-up tomorrow, depending on what he says.

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