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Conflict Of Interest For NBC’s Fasulo?

Bill O’Reilly lent his voice to conflict of interest allegations against an NBC News correspondent on last night’s Factor. Here’s the Google Video transcript.

Last week the NY Sun reported that Linda Fasulo, a freelance correspondent for NBC News who covers the United Nations has “vehemently denied…any conflict of interest stemming from a grant she received from Ted Turner’s United Nations Foundation to help pay for a book she wrote about the world body.” It was $13,000, O’Reilly said. The conservative watchdog group Accuracy In Media broke the news one week ago, suggesting that Fasulo has “been out to lunch” on the UN corruption scandal because Fasulo “has been on the payroll of the U.N. lobby.”

Faluso defended herself to the Sun: “They had no influence, no involvement in my book,” she said. And: “Given all the facts surrounding the funding of the book and Linda’s freelance relationship with us, we have no concerns,” NBC spokesperson Allison Gollust told the Sun. “We didn’t have any concerns when the book was published, and we don’t today.”

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