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last night i learned about this guy named bill o'reilly. apparently he has his own show on american television. i know that lots of things in america are nothing but a show - just entertainment - but this was ridiculous. abusing and exploiting his guests, what a lunatic! i believe it's on the fox news channel and i'm told that's more or less the bush administration's own private propaganda channel, but even so i can only hope that none of you guys over there take this o'reilly seriously.


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lordrokesh
Sep. 1st, 2004 04:54 pm (UTC)
alot of people seem to think O'reilly is a great guy and that his program is the be all end all of news..... when in fact it's bullshit. O'reilly manipulates his guests, never lets them answer questions and if they do give an opinion that he disagrees with he says something along the lines of. "Well you're intitled to your opinion but weall know you're wrong."

He's an egotistical, self centered, Blowhard who can't see anything but his own point of view. I've never seen him admit he was wrong more than once. God I hate his show, and it's very very sad that his show had some ofg the highest ratings of all cable news programs.

Fox news as all news channels has it's own slant but O'reilly is just an ass.... not even a goood looking ass just an ass. I wouldn't go so far as to say Fox news is propoganda.... it's not. But it's not necciceraly perfectly fair and balanced either... but then no news agency is.... they've all got their own political leanings even if they try to be fair.
tamar
Sep. 1st, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC)
over here we're kind of used to (news-)presenters that take no sides. this o'reilly is obviously extremely right wing, but that's not really what bothered me.
it was weird to see such a loud and wild crazy person as a tv presenter. and i also wondered what the point is of a talkshow when you tell your guests to shut up every time they say something sensible..
cycomonkey
Sep. 1st, 2004 08:59 pm (UTC)
God I hate that man. Almost as much as I hate Rush Limbaugh. He's insane. He lies. He flat out lies, as does Rush Limbaugh. He lied about where he grew up and what kind of awards he's won. He's insane. And, yes, Fox News Channel is pretty much Bush's own personal propoganda machine. I make sure I never stay on that channel longer than .03 seconds. They were total war mongers. Fair and Balanced my ass.
cycomonkey
Sep. 1st, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC)
Oh! Yes! Bill's book! He wrote a fiction book about a murder case in the television industry. There is a two and a half page pornographic love scene. What self respecting journalist would write smut?
pi314
Sep. 2nd, 2004 06:49 am (UTC)
O'Reilly is a fucking madman
1punky4u
Sep. 2nd, 2004 10:00 am (UTC)
No Spin
O'Reilly is very definitely ultra conservative and highly (and mightily) opinionated. It is true the Fox news channel is heavily biased toward the Bush administration/ Republican machine. Sickeningly so. WHen the administration was trying to build support for the invasion of Iraq, this channel went so far as to say (albeit backhandedly) that is you didn't support the president, and this policy, you were unpatriotic. He, and another fox News show anchor...Sean Hannity, the same, if you don't agree with their view you are an unpatriotic, unintelligent, liberal fanatic whose agenda will certainly bring about the demise of the freedom and liberty of our nation. Most Intelligent and sensible people take these shows for what they are, entertainment not news. However, the frightening thing is that many people don't. I plan to write more thoughts about this and related issues in my LJ soon, so keep an eye out...would love to get your feedback when I do.
garaynbow
Sep. 2nd, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC)
Re: No Spin
I agree... have you seen the documentary "UNFOXED"? It talks about the unfair/unbalanced slant on the news they give to the Bush Administration.

O'Reilly is a complete moron. I went to the same college he graduated from and have learned that he was not popular during his college days. I tend to see him as a stain on the reputation of my school.
1punky4u
Sep. 2nd, 2004 02:09 pm (UTC)
Re: No Spin
No as of yet I have not seen that doc, where can I find it? I would certainly love to view it.

garaynbow
Sep. 2nd, 2004 06:46 pm (UTC)
Re: No Spin
I'm not sure it's out yet, but it was promoted by MoveOnPAC.org and I saw it at one of their house parties. I suppose there might be something on their website. It's definitely worth finding.
1punky4u
Sep. 2nd, 2004 06:48 pm (UTC)
Re: No Spin
very cool
Hey I checked out your lj, nice
passed on a few of your post to some of my friends
thanks...good stuff, I have post a few things you might like to read...
check it out
tamar
Sep. 13th, 2004 01:37 pm (UTC)
Re: No Spin
i just read it's out on DVD and VHS
"for only $9.95 plus shipping" :p

http://www.outfoxed.org
mybrotherjess
Sep. 24th, 2004 08:24 am (UTC)
oh, michael savage is worse than o'reily. and there are millions who take them seriously. it's scary.
fingerthemiddle
Jul. 7th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
i watch him in the same way i watched jerry springer...
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