Freed Marine Jon Hammar To Appear On ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Tonight

By Alex Weprin Comment

A U.S. Marine who was freed from a Mexican prison last month–in part because of aggressive coverage from Bill O’Reilly–will be appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor” tonight.

The Marine, Jon Hammar, was thrown into a Mexican prison after attempting to declare an antique shotgun (which was illegal in Mexico) at the border. After four months in prison, his family went public with the details to garner media coverage. O’Reilly dedicated more time to Hammar’s plight than any other program on cable news.

Hammar was originally slated to appear on the program earlier this month, but canceled due to emotional distress  His father appeared in his place: