MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Apologizes to Bill O’Reilly

By Mark Joyella 

MSNBC host Chris Hayes apologized tonight to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly over a segment on the Confederate flag that included Hayes telling viewers “Bill O’Reilly said it represents the bravery of Confederates who fought in the Civil War.”

On Fox News Wednesday night, O’Reilly called Hayes’ report “a complete distortion” and went on to describe Hayes as “the biggest failure in cable news.”

Tonight, Hayes conceded he’d made a mistake and mistakenly described what O’Reilly had said. “We should not have attributed that view to him. Fair is fair. I got it wrong, I apologize.” Hayes did not explain how the mistake happened.