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Posted by Brian from Shawnee on September 02, 2004

In Reply to: Actualite posted by Henry 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.

OK, who else thought at first it was a different "Bill" they were talking about?