O'Reilly denied calling the pope "senile" -- bu ... [Media Matters for America]: "O'Reilly denied calling the pope 'senile' -- but he did
In response to a caller on his radio show, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly falsely claimed that he 'never said the pope was senile.' In fact, in 2002, O'Reilly called Pope John Paul II 'too senile to know' about the damage Cardinal Bernard Law, former archbishop of the Boston Archdiocese, had caused by allegedly covering up incidents of sexual abuse of children by priests in the archdiocese.
O'Reilly blamed the caller's 'propaganda' first on the conservative Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, then on Media Matters for America. To date, Media Matters has documented only one person calling the pope 'senile' -- discredited Unfit for Command author Jerome R. Corsi.
From the April 8 broadcast of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:"
I've never liked this fuker and I never will but now I really really hate him