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Got more mileage out of the truth...

Posted by ESC on September 02, 2004

GOT MORE MILEAGE OUT OF THE TRUTH - Stretch the truth. Come close to telling a lie "We used to say back then that Bill would never lie, but he got more mileage out of the truth than anybody.So that became a catchphrase for little O'Reilly stories: 'Oh, it was the O'Reilly factor.'" Bob Culligan, a former friend, commenting on Bill O'Reilly, host of "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News. From "Mad Dog" by John Colapinto in Rolling Stone, Sept. 2, 2004.