O’Reilly Says He Trusts Iran More Than The US Media (VIDEO)

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April 7, 2015 7:26 a.m.

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday night said that he trusts Iran more with the potential nuclear agreement than he trusts the American press.

While discussing with Fox analyst Brit Hume why he believes Congress needs to vote on the Iran nuclear agreement, O’Reilly said that the public needs to see the whole deal as soon as the U.S. reaches a final agreement with Iran. But O’Reilly would like to see the deal through the negotiators.

“I don’t trust the press,” O’Reilly said, according to a clip posted by Mediaite. “I think I trust Iran more than I trust the American press. I don’t want the American press interpreting this for me. I want to see it in the committee hearings on television, I want to see the debate.”

When a preliminary Iran nuclear agreement was announced last week, O’Reilly seemed open to the potential deal.

“I think the point is that you don’t want a war with Iran,” O’Reilly said on Fox News. “You don’t want to be bombing that country because the unintended consequences will set the world aflame. So if you can get something that’s decent, you give it a shot. I think that’s a legitimate point.”

Watch the clip below:

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