O'Reilly has said in the past that he "reported on the ground in active war zones from El Salvador to the Falklands" and "survived a combat situation in Argentina during the Falklands War." Corn pointed out that O'Reilly was in Buenos Aires after the Falklands War, and that American reporters were unable to reach the islands at the time.
The controversy seems to turn on whether riots O'Reilly experienced in Buenos Aires after Argentina's forces in the Falklands surrendered to Britain count as having reported from a "war zone" and constitute a "combat situation."
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