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posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 11:46 AM
Okay folks, this is one of my rare ranting op/ed stories, Its all about Bill O'Reilly wafflings, I've been inspired by those evil america-hating liberals at AirAmericaRadio and his holiness Mr Al Franken to do a piece showcasing the absolute bull that flows from Bills mouth. The "O'Reilly Factor" is a terrible example of Partisan tabloid journalism.

In the month of July? 14 Stories on Laci Peterson. 1 Story on Iran

It seems old Bill has the midas touch at making things popular. However it seems that whoever he hates seems to move up in the world... take a look...

1. O'Reilly attacks Al Franken - Franken book outsells O'Reilly's by nearly a hundred thousand
2. O'Reilly attacks Hillary Clinton - Clinton book outsells O'Reilly's by half-a-million
3. O'Reilly attacks NPR - Joan Kroc leaves $200 million bequest to NPR
4. O'Reilly attacks Michael Moore - Fahrenheit 9/11 grosses over $100 million in first month
5. O'Reilly attacks Rapper Jadakiss - Jadakiss receives lucrative contract with Microsoft

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

I got all hot and bothered after hearing about his interview with the son of a 9/11 victim, now I'm no advocate of those families and their compensation claims but NOBODY deserved what that guy took from O'Reilly. It was a hateful partisan rant which O'Reilly subsequently lied about several times to make himself look better.


O'Reilly: You're entitled to it, all right, but you're -- you see, even -- I'm sure your beliefs are sincere, but what upsets me is I don't think your father would be approving of this.

Glick: Well, actually, my father thought that Bush's presidency was illegitimate.

O'Reilly: Maybe he did, but...

Glick: I also didn't think that Bush...

O'Reilly: ... I don't think he'd be equating this country as a terrorist nation as you are.

Glick: Well, I wasn't saying that it was necessarily like that.

O'Reilly: Yes, you are. You signed...

How in gods name does this man get away with such behaviour? And after this interview Mr Glick walked calmly into the green room for some drinks as is appropriate, he was greeted by a Fox producer who explained that if he didnt leave the green room O'Reilly might see him and end up hitting him... Now... It didnt happen that way according to dear Bill, he later went on record to say that Glick was dragged from the building by security. Didnt happen that way Bill.

I'd like to compare Bill to Joe McCarthy, this vigilante witch hunting of his against anyone who doesn't support El Presidente. The persecution of liberals under O'Reilly surpasses even Rush, the man supports things like absitence and liberally sprinkles pornography into his fiction. The man is a joke and an insult to conservatism. I'm not being partisan, i have alot of respect for some conservatives but he really lets your side down guys.

Maybe its because Bill has been losing in the ratings column?

"The Al Franken Show," airing weekdays on WLIB-AM, more than doubled O'Reilly's "The Radio Factor" on WOR-AM among listeners aged 25 to 54 -- the group advertisers prize most -- during the only hour when the two go head to head in New York, Arbitron Inc. reported on Tuesday.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

This has been the first installment of The O'Nerdling Factor, Where You Listen to me and i'll cut your damn mic if you don't agree.


[edit on 7-21-2004 by Valhall]

posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 11:55 AM
All true. And that SJIHBO site is a great find.

But can I get the T-Shirt in a wifebeater so it won't cover my HolyCrapIsBushRetarded tatoo?

posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:09 PM
great shirt! i want one!

bill o'reilly.. i've watched his show a couple of times (not a big tv guy... have the internet for all my news!) and he really doesn't give people a chance to speak if they disagree with him. i can respect his right to do so, many talk show hosts, from the left and right, do that to an extent.. but o'reilly takes it waaay too far, imo. it did not seem like the type of show you could learn anything from.

-koji K.

posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 03:32 PM

Hate his show, he is up there with ideas such as everyone in a condo unit has to have the same curtains and color.

posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 11:16 PM
I am afraid that this rant is a house of cards that falls flat upon closer examination. First O'reily is attacked for his choice of stories saying that there is only one on Iran. What you are talking about is a mystery to me since the days that I catch him on the no spin zone on the radio. (the only expose I have to him since I do not have cable) He covers a wide variety of topics in the news and has spoken extensively on Iran Iraq AQ ect. This is a baseless and veiled accusation at best whose meaning is uncertain even if it were true.

The next item tries to link support for those referenced and "attacked" by O'reily to his inability to effectively critique them. Again this is just blowing smoke. The national attention that anyone gets when they come under harsh questioning is bound to boost support from those who disagree with the questioner. It is no measure of the effectiveness of the questioning nor really the truthfulness of the answers. It is simply cause and effect of national attention. Come on book sales of one guy over book sales of another has little or nothing to do with who is right or wrong or better or worse. It has much more to do with marketing and spin. The O'reily book, which I will probably never read because I am just not interested in that kind of thing still has been on the best seller list for a long time proving it to be a success.

The next rant I must admit I am not able to address well since I did not see the segment in question. I will say that the quote posted has no offensive content in it. Perhaps there was something offensive in the way the questioning was done, but the words themselves just seem to be an interviewer proding his interviewee. That is journalism. I will say that Bill O'reiley is a blustering type who quickly goes on the attack when he thinks he has a point to make. This sometimes gets him into hot water which he has to jump out of but that is part of what makes him entertaining to listen to. He has a strong personality that appeals to people, much like Rush L. In my experience he generally gives each interviewee the chance to make thier point and then he will make his.

The ensuing incident at the studio is at best a he said she said report. Don't know the facts, wont say anymore.

To say that O'reilly is a rabid Bush supporter is only to display ignorance of the man. He has been one of the presidents harshest critics at times when the president deviates from Bill's code of ethics and policy. Bill O'reilly is an opinionated man who is fun to agree with and just as much fun to disagree with. He allows others their opinions so long as they have some basis in thought and reason. He will challenge those who have not established such a basis and attack relentlessly when he thinks he smells hypocrisy. Sounds like a great talk show host to me. It certainly makes great entertainment.

I am certainly not at all surprised by the ratings figure quoted at the end of this op/ed considering the market that it is broadcast. Do the same survey in Minneapolis MN and see how the figures come out. Or try Kansas City MO. You will find quite a different response. In fact I cannot even find a radio station that carries Al Franken because nobody want to listen to his tripe. Many feel that way about O'reilly and that is fine don't listen in. You will not however see me making baseless attacks on Mr. Franken simply because I do not agree with his ideology. That in my opinion clouds the waters of reason and crosses over into fanaticism since you throw out all the arguments of yoru opposition because you afford them no respect you dumb down your own arguments and opinions. Only in the crucible of heated yet open minded argument can the metal of truth be purified. Does Bill O'reilly have an open mind? He is often too prideful to have an open mind. Does this mean you should close your mind to his arguments and opinions? Only if you want to be as prideful as him and hence never truly refine your own understanding of truth.

Let truth triumph over victory.

posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 11:10 AM
well, my main gripe with o'reilly isn't the man himself, it's his show. like just about anything on american tv, it never goes into anything in depth. constant advertisement breaks make it fit only for people with ADD. the same is true with almost any tv talk show.

but im sure that, if you took another talk show, say larry king, and compared the amount of time the guest has to speak versus the amount of time the host is speaking, o'reilly would have a much higher ratio than just about any other talk show i can think of. that means one thing- the show isn't about the guest, and exposure to new points of view, it's about the man himself, o'reilly.

he's not an interviewer. he's a mouthpiece.

-koji K.

posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 06:57 PM
Hey here is a chance for you O'reilly detractors to make some money for charity. This off the fox news website under O'Reilly. Actually this thread prompted me to go there since I normally do not. Hey if you can prove it, it certainly would be worth it.

Time now for "The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day"...

There are some reports that the "Radio Factor" was beaten in the New York City ratings by one of our enemies. That report is false. We beat Stuart Smalley (search) handily in total audience, according to the Arbitron people. Now, these things continue to happen because of the deceit that has become ingrained in the media.

But here's a challenge. If anyone disputes what I am saying, I have a $25,000 wager to make. And when I win, I'll donate the money to Habitat for Humanity (search). So all you Smalley fans out there, please e-mail us and have Stuart do the same. Ridiculous -- it is unending.

posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 07:22 PM
I can not see how anyone can stand him. I'm sure he has already thought of a show were 4+4 is actually 9. I think he has some intelligence, but it is not being put to use at all.

On another note, the whole Jadakiss thing, two weeks ago on Drudges radio show, he went on and on about this for 45 minutes. Are there are not more important things going on in the world.

Side Note, The New York Post today had Halle Berry's Breasts on the front page. Is it just me, or is their a missing pregnant girl from New Jersey that is being searched for in the Tri-County? Apparently that is not Headline News.

[edit on 22-7-2004 by TrickmastertricK]

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