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Scratch That — McClellan Says O’Reilly Didn’t Receive Talking Points

oreillytv_7-29.JPGThe newest wrinkle to the Scott McClellan-talking points story twists the whole situation 180 degrees. McClellan now says FNC anchor Bill O’Reilly never received White House talking points.

Johnny Dollar has the audio from today’s Radio Factor, in which McClellan appeared as a guest. “The truth is I messed up. I was specifically not trying to single anyone out, including you,” said McClellan. “There were people, not you, but there were people.

As for the response to his comments: “Some people tried to paint it in a black and white term to their preconceived notions,” said McClellan. “I should not have left it open to interpretation.”

Regarding MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who conducted the original interview, O’Reilly said, “Matthews played you. He played you.”

Later, when things got heated between the two, McClellan said, “You know the way these interviews go, Matthews is a guy that interrupts you, just like you’re interrupting now.”

Click continued to hear the McClellan-O’Reilly interview…


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