Ever hear of a advertising slogan or motto? When my laundry detergent of
choice keeps repeating springtime fresh do I take exception that it is
winter no matter how many times I wash my shop rags?
Commentators are not to be confused with NEWS......I refuse to hear anything
about murders in Aruba ever again..... However when the commentators are not
pontificating the channel does squeeze in a bit about daily news, events
etc......and I have yet to see anyone demonstrate that FOX plays loose with
the facts.......they can't hold a candle to Rather and his fall from grace.
A book title?.....I'd suggest not reading the thing if the title really
bothers you....however before critiquing the book itself to be "fair and
balanced" one probably should read it first.....Rod
With the number one rated cable news show!!!!!...And in spite of your
vindictive you don't present one single salient fact.... a simple "I don't
care for the channel or Bill O'Reilly" would be a non issue...why the
factless blather? Standing on a soap box, demanding attention and yet
having nothing of value to say....odd.........Rod
The simple fact that anyone calls what Mr. O'Reilly does "news" says a lot
about the claimant.
He is not now nor has he ever been a journalist.
Contrary to what he and his friend Sean Hannity claim, their shows are not
"news" they are in fact, talk shows disguised to make the listeners/viewers
think that they're getting actual news. When confronted with his own
contradictiory statements, Mr. O'Reilly's typical response is "I'll get back
to you on that". Given that he lied about recieving an award for journalism
as well as about his own background, the fact that he is caught lying on a
regular basis on his faux "news" show is no surprise.
What's sad is that millions of otherwise intelligent people get caught up in
thinking that what television and radio personalities say is both truthful
as well as news in the traditional sense of the word. That applies to those
who get their "news" from the Daily Show as well as from Mr. O'Reilly and
John Emmons wrote:
> That applies to those
> who get their "news" from the Daily Show as well as from Mr.
> Mr. Hannity.
It is my understanding that Jon Stewart has made it very clear that
the Daily Show is intended to be purely a spoof.
O'Reilly would be well served to do the same about his show, but that
would require a modicum of intelligence.
His web site claims
"news analysis with investigative reporting"
Isn't that pretty much what he does?
His web site claims
"Bill O'Reilly has won a bevy of journalism awards including two Emmy's. He
began his broadcasting career in Scranton, Pennsylvania and proceeded onto
Dallas, Denver, Boston and Portland, Oregon as a local news reporter/anchor.
In 1980, he returned home to New York City for a stint at WCBS-TV before
moving to the national news scene reporting for CBS and ABC News. Mr.
O'Reilly continued his climb as the anchor of the syndicated program "Inside
Edition," before settling in at Fox News in 1996. "
A journalist is a person who practices journalism, the gathering and
dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues and
Would think he qualifies
No they claim to be claim to be commentators or news analysis's... is this
such a difficult concept to understand?
Which statements were these, about what, ever signifigant?
Wasn't that the equivalent of a typo? In a verbal interview he referred to
one award when in fact it was another......Isn't expecting in a non scripted
interview zero errors unrealistic?....I know of no one public or private
that can attain that standard. Was there a attempt to deceive to some gain
or benefit? Like him or loathe him he has attained enough success to sleep
in very comfortable bed and would need no career embellishment to further
So it should be pretty easy to share a few of these lies......Please find a
few that approx. anything close to deception.
Sadly personality cults seems to flow both ways........those that loathe
O'Reilly seem happy to invent great faults out of petty non relevant
comments.....Why is it so hard to just claim you don't like the guy? Rod
Well, there's always the one where he claimed his pushing of a boycott on
French goods was hurting their economy and quoted, IIRC, the "Paris Business
News" to support his statement. Trouble was, there's no such paper, nor
anything vaguely resembling that name.
BTW, the claimed reduction in their economy was the normal seasonal
I guess I can't really complain about his lies linking Iraq to 9/11 since our
wacky president and his clan were guilty of the same thing.
The proper term is commentator. I do watch the factor if only to catch
O'Reilly spinning the "news". His job, such as Sean Hannity, is to
comment on the news not report it. By commenting on the news, covering
it in their on slant they are supposed to make you think. Now Bill
never actually calls himself a news reporter unlike those people on the
big three networks. Now who is kidding who. -G
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