Posted by Henry on September 02, 2004
In Reply to: 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.
British minister Alan Clark had another phrase. He admitted in court that they had been 'economic with the actualite' (that's an e acute) and the trial collapsed.