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Bill O'Reilly is the very embodiment of the idea of a Culture Warrior-and in this book he lives up to the title brilliantly, with all the brashness and forthrightness at his command. He sees that America is in the midst of a fierce culture war between those who embrace traditional values and those who want to change America into a "secular-progressive" country. This is a conflict that differs in many ways from the usual liberal/conservative divide, but it is no less heated, and the stakes are even higher. And in ...
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Overview

Bill O'Reilly is the very embodiment of the idea of a Culture Warrior-and in this book he lives up to the title brilliantly, with all the brashness and forthrightness at his command. He sees that America is in the midst of a fierce culture war between those who embrace traditional values and those who want to change America into a "secular-progressive" country. This is a conflict that differs in many ways from the usual liberal/conservative divide, but it is no less heated, and the stakes are even higher. And in Culture Warrior O'Reilly fights the good fight for the traditional values that have served this country so well for so long.
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No Spin Zone impresario Bill O'Reilly isn't watching America's cultural wars from the sidelines. His Culture Warrior first sets out the parameters of the conflicts between those who favor traditional values and those who see the U.S. is a secular-progressive country. Then O'Reilly wades into the battles himself, offering his signature opinions on religion, race, education, the abuse epidemic, the war on terror, and other issues.
Publishers Weekly
In his latest screed, the host of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor mobilizes fellow "traditionalists" against a "secular-progressive movement" supposedly led by billionaire George Soros ("public enemy number one") and the liberal rhetorician George Lakoff. O'Reilly condemns the "erosion of societal discipline" flowing from an alleged "S-P [secular-progressive]" agenda of drug legalization, teenagers' rights, moral relativism, church-state separation, therapy instead of punishment for criminals and, above all, the "communist" freeloader's doctrine that the government should tax the rich to fund housing, health care and early-childhood education for the poor. None of this coheres well, but O'Reilly keeps fans stoked with red meat, including tales of ACLU Christmas-bashers who wanted schools to stop teaching kids to sing carols, and permissive judges who go easy on child molesters. Too often, though, he feuds with personal enemies like "smear-merchant" Al Franken, Hollywood liberals, press critics and unnamed "black-hearted websites." As a result, his populist swagger subsides into kvetching ("Clooney's press agent, a guy named Stan Rosenfield, began badmouthing me and Fox News around Hollywood") and paranoia ("S-P power-brokers... will command their forces to attack me in every way possible"). More resentful and self-pitying than feisty, O'Reilly may be suffering from battle fatigue. Photos. (Sept. 25) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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O'Reilly brings years of broadcast experience to a reading style that is at once flowing and dramatic. The hint of Long Island that one hears during his often combative radio broadcasts has been toned down. Using many examples and copious details told in a well-reasoned style with which any Jesuit or muckraker would no doubt be pleased, O'Reilly points out that America is in the midst of an either/or war fought between the secular progressive forces headed by a powerful media elite funded by at least one messianic billionaire and those opposing forces made up of the traditionalist everyman. Compromise between them—even on some issues—does not seem to be a viable alternative. Each CD ends without announcement, which seems a bit jarring, rather like forgetting to wear a tie with a business suit. Still, this program is highly recommended for libraries with an up-to-date political science or current affairs collection.
—David Faucheux

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“[Bill O’Reilly’s] aura of command is fascinating. Success gives him extra authority. He is diamond bright, ready to pounce, and never at a loss for words.…I left Mr. O’Reilly’s super-hot domain trying to think of whom he reminded me. It came to me: Gen. George S. Patton, complete with ivory-handled revolvers on his hips, couldn’t exude more confidence, certainty, and know-how than Bill O’Reilly. No wonder Fox feels he’s their gem. His mojo is at an all-time high!”
—Liz Smith, syndicated columnist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781415933336
  • Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged

Meet the Author

Bill O'Reilly
BILL O’REILLY, a two-time Emmy Award winner for excellence in reporting, served as national correspondent for ABC News and as anchor of the nationally syndicated news magazine program Inside Edition before becoming executive producer and anchor of Fox News’s wildly popular The O’Reilly Factor. He is author of the mega-bestsellers The O’Reilly Factor, The No Spin Zone, and Who’s Looking Out for You?, as well as The O’Reilly Factor for Kids and the novel Those Who Trespass. He holds master’s degrees from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Boston University.
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Culture Warrior


By Bill O'Reilly

Random House Large Print

Copyright © 2006 Bill O'Reilly
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0375435050

Central Command (CENTCOM) Initial Briefing

At times you have to fight. No way around it. At some point, every one of us is confronted with danger or injustice. How we choose to combat that challenge is often life-defining. You can face difficulties head-on, or run from them, or ignore them until they consume you. But no one escapes conflict. No one.

In my experience of more than thirty years of practicing journalism, I've found that most people do not like to fight. No surprise there. Battle is not only exhausting and dangerous; it also requires skill and discipline to emerge victorious, much less unscathed.

That's why few of us, except for some weirdly self-destructive souls, seek out conflict. In fact, putting yourself at risk goes against our natural impulse of self-preservation. Whenever I've witnessed strife, I've met far more villains than heroes, but both are relatively rare. Most human beings are neither heroes nor villains but decent people who choose to sit things out until pushed beyond a reasonable limit.

For a variety of reasons that I will explain, I have chosen to jump into the fray and become a warrior in the vicious culture war that is currently under way in the United States of America. And war is exactly the right term. On one side of thebattlefield are the armies of the traditionalists like me, people who believe the United States was well founded and has done enormous good for the world. On the other side are the committed forces of the secular-progressive movement that want to change America dramatically: mold it in the image of Western Europe. Notice I did not say anything about "conservatives against liberals." This is not the real culture fight, as I'll make clear. The talk-radio mantra of the left versus the right doesn't even come close to defining
the culture war in America-it is much more complicated than that.

Rather surprisingly, at least to me, one result of my decision to fight in this war has been financial success. Another result has been a measure of fame. Chances are you know who I am and what I do. But you may not understand why I do what I do. That, as they say on TV, is coming up.

The culture war has also made me perhaps the most controversial broadcaster in the country. That hot-button label "controversial" gives my enemies, they think, the right to attack me and my enterprises ceaselessly, unfairly, even dementedly. I truly drive the opposing force nuts! As you may know, I'm engaged in fighting them on a daily basis,
and that warfare is the subject of this book.

Maybe it helps that many of my Irish ancestors were warriors. They lived in County Cavan and fought Oliver Cromwell when he devastated Ireland in the name of the British Commonwealth. They lost that fight. Later, some of them emigrated to America during the great famine of the 1840s. More came later. My paternal grandfather fought in World War I, then became a New York City police officer. He was one tough SOB. I have his billy club in my desk drawer. It was well used. Come to think of it, maybe I was named after that club.

In the next generation's world war, my father was a naval officer and was on the scene during the occupation of Japan. He was by nature a warrior but, in an interesting contradiction, was also frightened by the unknown, the Great Depression having imposed upon my father a fear that he never defeated. Even so, his instincts were to combat injustice and scorn those who ran from necessary conflict. But his reluctance to challenge authority and take chances in his career and life would stifle his potential. I watched throughout my growing years as he was slowly beaten down by the system. The problem was that Dad was very bright and creative, but his job converting foreign currency into dollars was pure drudgery. My father died young, at age sixty-two. Observing him, I vowed never to allow the "system" to beat me or to let any individual push me around as his direct superiors did him.

So far, I'm ahead on that score.

I can tell you truthfully that I never envisioned myself crusading against establishment forces like the New York Times and today's vast armies of far-left and far-right zealots. Coming out of Boston University with a master's degree in broadcast journalism in 1975, I wanted to be one of the Woodward and Bernstein guys. You know, do serious investigative work and right wrongs by exposing corruption. I also wanted to cover war and study human conflict firsthand. In my journalistic career, I succeeded in reaching those goals and count myself very fortunate to have done so.

Then life, as it usually does, presented me with a completely unanticipated opportunity. After having national success on a syndicated program called Inside Edition, I went back to school. And not just any school: At the age of forty-six, I earned a master's degree in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. It was while studying in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that I worked up the game plan for The O'Reilly Factor. The rest, to use a cliché, is history.

The Factor concept is very simple: Watch all of those in power, including and especially the media, so they don't injure or exploit the folks, everyday Americans. Never before in the United States had a television news guy dared to criticize other journalists on a regular basis. The late Peter Jennings, a friend, told me I was crazy to do it. "These people will not allow anyone to scrutinize them," he said. "They will come after you with a vengeance."

And so they have.

In fact, not since the late Howard Cosell has an American broadcaster been so roundly vilified in print as I have been over the past decade. "Gasbag," "blowhard," "demagogue"-these are common adjectives used when newspaper writers refer to me. I'm not whining, just stating a fact. Because I criticize what I consider to be dishonest and unfair media, and extremist pundits on both the right and the left as well as corrupt and/or ineffective politicians, there is no shortage of people trying to marginalize me, or worse, destroy me.

Because of the very personal nature of the battle I have chosen to fight, this is a difficult book to write. I don't like to sound bitter, but the truth is, I am bitter to some extent. Although I have won far more battles than I've lost, my life has changed drastically. I am routinely threatened with physical harm and have to employ security. I have to absorb rank defamation in the press, with no legal recourse because I'm a "public figure." My family has also been threatened and I've had to change every aspect of my life. No longer can I behave as a "regular guy" and go out and cut loose with my friends. No longer can I even engage a stranger in conversation-there are too many crazies out there. At work, every call I receive is monitored and every interaction I have has to be witnessed. I am never off the job and am always on guard. Would you want to live that way?

Still, to quote Hyman Roth in The Godfather II, "This is the business we've chosen." And it's true. I don't have to be a culture warrior. I could make millions doing straight anchor work or just writing books. But I'm on a mission, one that I'm going to define for you throughout this book, and the mission is important.

At this point, all the conflict has been worth it. The Factor has changed many things in America and put a horde of bad guys on the defensive and some out of business. Of course, some Americans see me as the bad guy. They are entitled to their opinion. But after ten years of unprecedented success, millions of you understand that my programs are trying to fight the good fight. You know the culture war is serious and needs to be fought honestly and effectively. We do that on The Factor. And we do it with no fear.

In this book I will try to put the war into perspective. I will try to avoid cheap shots and vindictiveness. This is definitely not a "hit" book written in an attempt to destroy certain people. I'll leave that kind of nastiness to smear merchants like Al Franken and Michael Weiner (aka Michael Savage)-people who try to ruin people in order to make money. It would be foolish and a waste of your time to engage the lunatic fringe in these pages, although the temptation is strong. Occasionally, I'll make an example of a smear merchant to demonstrate a point, but I'll keep that sort of thing to a minimum.

My reasoning is simple: Why dignify slander and libel by repeating them in print? Yes, I do truly despise the ideological fanatics, the media vermin who couldn't care less about truth or justice. But you know who they are. I have bigger, more dangerous targets in my sights-establishment players who can change your life with the stroke of a pen, an activist court ruling, or a dishonest article in the press. My goal is to expose and defeat people who have the power to do you great harm. My weapons will be facts and superior analysis based on those facts. It is absolutely fair and vital to democracy to confront people in the arena of ideas. I'll leave the smears to the yapping character assassins. They will destroy themselves. Just wait and see.

Finally, I want to get back to Howard Cosell for a moment. I consider him one of America's greatest sports commentators, as well as a man who was absolutely fearless in the broadcast booth. If you missed Cosell on the air, consider this: At one point, according to a poll taken by TV Guide, he was cited as the most disliked sportscaster in America. . . and also the most well liked. In the same poll! Growing up, I had admired his ability to stimulate discussion and provide a vivid, original point of view. He worked without a script, as I often do now. He shouted (I occasionally do that), and he used an extensive vocabulary never before heard in sports broadcasting. It all made an impression on me. I also noticed that my father despised Cosell but watched him every chance he got, complaining about him while enjoying the controversy he engendered.

Shortly before he died in 1995, after being off the air for about ten years, Howard Cosell granted me a rare interview. At that point, his beloved wife had died and he had turned against most of his friends. He had even bitterly denounced his former Monday Night Football broadcast partners Frank Gifford and Don Meredith in print.

I met with Cosell in his New York City apartment. He seemed to be a lonely guy and had little good to say about anyone or anything. At the end of the interview, he remarked bitterly: "I don't think another Howard Cosell will ever be allowed in the industry, because they don't want the truth. I mean, the public really doesn't give a damn about the
truth."

Well, Howard may have been wrong on both counts. Certainly, The O'Reilly Factor is as controversial as anything Mr. Cosell was ever involved with, so today's television industry is open, in some quarters, to strongly stated points of view. And most Americans do want the truth, at least in my experience. My entire presentation is designed to bring you honest information about complicated and important matters (hence the now-famous "No Spin Zone"). Millions of folks are on board with that. In the following pages, we'll continue that mission-bringing the culture war into vivid focus.

One more thing in this initial briefing. We're going to get this culture war over with faster than anyone believes. You've heard of Sun Tzu's The Art of War? This ancient Chinese how-to book has been a bestseller in many different formats, especially to people who want to compete more effectively in business.

"There is no instance," wrote the military sage Tzu, "of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare." O'Reilly Tzu agrees (and will have some advice on the subject later on). The culture war must be won quickly and definitively, and the best way to do that is to expose the secular-progressive movement in our country for exactly what it is, to explain why it is so harmful for America, and to identify the movement's top leaders. So here we go.

Continues...

Excerpted from Culture Warrior by Bill O'Reilly Copyright © 2006 by Bill O'Reilly. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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Table of Contents


Central Command (CENTCOM): Initial Briefing     1
The Conflict: America in the Year 2020?
Armies of the Night     14
Enablers at the Top     42
The Forces of Tradition     61
The Difference Between Us     69
The Battle for Christmas     75
Ambushed: Other Battles Reconsidered     94
The Culture War and the War on Terror     104
Where's Mine?     114
The Culture War Where You Live
The Battle for the Kids     121
The Color of Tradition     145
Close Encounters of the Secular Kind     150
The Struggle for the Soul of America
Who Will Win the Culture War?     173
As American as Apple Pie?     183
Hating America     190
The Code of the Traditional Warrior     195
Central Command (CENTCOM): Final Mission Statement     207
Afterword to the Paperback Edition     211
Acknowledgments     223
Index     227
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2006

    IMO Right On the Money

    In recent years I started to notice the trend that Mr. O'Reilly speaks and debates in this book. Seems that everyday there's a new attack on our Constitution and our traditional way of life. Mr. O'Reilly gives clear examples of these attacks (Christmas, education system, media, judicial system, etc...). This book hopefully will be the wake up call that is needed to fight the SP way of thinking. Culture Warriors be prepared! It will get worse before it gets better. God Bless America!!!!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2006

    son to a u.s. general, brother to 20 year old war vets

    He is so good at building off of his own image to the dull minded that it seems he has convinced himself that he is the 'cultural warrior'. Bill O¿Reilly is an entertainer and a good one at that. In the book he attacks the ACLU. In truth not even Liberals support every move and decision the ACLU makes, however what about the numerous Americans they do defend that are worthy of standing up for? This was not fairly asserted or balanced in this book. But a big thank you to Mr. O¿Reilly for helping to sustain the divide in American Culture that he successfully shadows as Patriotism. Another big thank you to him for identifying numerous societal problems in his book, but failing to offer any solutions. You have successfully played into the hearts of true American traditionalists and exploited one's love of country and faith for your celebrity profits. I could only hope that a person would read this book and quickly identify the fanaticism that engulfed our country in the cold war era and lead to wars that vowed to uphold the American way of life (even abroad), i.e. Vietnam. After reading this book I found another reason I am sick of partisan politics that only pull our country further apart. This is a must read for anyone who questions why Conservatives and Liberals continue to poke at each other rather than poking at our country¿s real issues because we are all guilty. Just as I am guilty today for giving this man way too much attention. Bill O¿Reilly truly embraces the elephant view of politics, however I feel the jackass better suits his persona.

    8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2007

    His books seem to becoming less and less relevant

    Maybe it's the changing times and maybe it is just that he's at the end of his 15 minutes, but Bill O'Reilly's latest book seems to be a reach away from anything realistic or relevant and into the obscure and unimportant in the realm of political and social discourse. There is something deeply human about the desire to find all the things scapegoats can provide: a vessel to bear one's anxieties and outrages, a target that won't hit back, a welcome distraction and I understand that there is a primal need to place blame when things look rough. But to scapegoat all of the important issues on things like 'secular-progressive movement' instead of actually tacking the real issues is, well, cowardly. By spending so much time trying to make targets out of the left, all he is doing is avoiding the real issues of the day. No, we are not in a culture war. We are in a war with Islamic terrorist who want to blow up our public buildings. And no, the newspapers, NBC, CNN, and whomever are not ruining American. Instead, both sides are fueling a rhetoric campaign instead of focusing on anything of substance. Where is the hate for the real targets? You know, the ones who want to see our blood run through the streets? Why don't you talk about them? I wanted to see you discuss how pundits take so much time bashing each other that they don't have any time left to lead discussions on the real threats. It's like a having a childish 'your momma' contest while people are shooting at you. Cultural Warrior just read as another political rag (there are equal amounts from both sides) that is both irrelevant and plays to the lowest common denominator. This book might have well spent 200 pages explaining how the color green is to blame for all of our countries problems. I for one hope that Bill finds a realistic target in the near future and concentrates his talents on doing more then just picking a fight with the other side. Any idiot can write a book on why they think the other side is bad -- and, evidently, there is an audience for that on both sides -- but it takes someone of courage to undertake a book in which the goal is to equip its readers with the knowledge to actually make a positive difference in the things that really matter and not to distract them with inconsequential scapegoats so they don't feel obliged to confront real dangers.

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2006

    Wild Bill

    I wouldn't let this guy anywhere near my kids. O'Reilly is a sexual deviant. He has written at least one pornographic novel ('Those Who Trespass') and has no right to address our children. Mr. Sexual Harassment should stick to his TV show and not try to warp the minds of our kids.

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2007

    A Solid Book

    Bill O'Reilly did a good job on his latest book. He kept within his parameters of not bashing or trashing any people whose political views differ from his own (unlike Al Franken and Joseph Minton Amann). He also did a great job discussing the Judeo-Christian and traditional values of the average American. His philosophy is straight forward and worth reading about. All in all, it is a solid book that should be read by liberals and conservatives alike.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2006

    Good Book Despite the Reviews

    I am neither a fan or hater of O'Reily but he has valid points. What I find ridiculous are people submitting bad review ratings for books written by authors they do not like. Liberals tend to act this way. Grow up.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2006

    Why is Bill O Reilly so popular?

    This book is the latest from the Independent Bill O' Reilly. If you are for the ACLU, are a homosexual or a 'liberal' you wont like this book. If you get offended when you hear the word Christmas, Christians or America you wont like this book. If you are a die hard liberal, clueless,a pacifist, appeaser, you wont like this book. If you dont like the truth you wont like this book. If you hate O' Reilly for his views even though you could never beat him in a debate, dont buy this. Those with open minds and common sense will appreciate the honesty and pragmatism of this book. - Enjoy

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2009

    great courage to write

    the author captivates you with sharing his life experiences and then he puts the cards on the table about whats happening to our america great message a warning thats there factions we must aware of . as result I have out spoken in regards to united states I want my children to grow up in

    tom romanik

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2009

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    Horrible book

    This is the worst fiction book i have ever read!

    4 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2007

    Yellow

    Nothing but yellow Journalism!!!

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2006

    Wake up, people!

    It's a wonder that any self-respecting, free-thinking person can buy into this garbage. Oh, that's right... Self-respecting, free-thinking people DO NOT buy into it. It's more of the same hateful drivel that he's been preaching from the start. It's amazing how he can talk about so-called 'attacks' on the U.S. Constitution, yet turn a blind eye to the policies of the Bush Administration (see, Patriot Act). Come on, people. Stop being sheep.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2006

    Traditionalist Ammo

    The author clearly, concisely and factually gives the traditionalist reader the ammunition needed to win the cultural war.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2006

    Wake Up America

    This book is a must read for all moderate / conservative Americans. It will open your eyes and make you want to stand up for this wonderful country we live in.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2009

    Great book on our political wranglings and infighting

    This is a great book for learning how differing ideas are formed and why sides are taken on issues of concern to the population of this country. I learned that the court system and justice system in this country is in bad shape. If I believe all I heard there are courts in this country that only care about their own judges agendas and could care less about our children and their families. It showed that just because someone has limited funds and education we feel they are unable to care for children. they have a right to have those children protected and have justice when they are injured. I was appalled by the story of the 6 year old child that was raped over and over for 4 years and when the case came to the courts the judge gave the perpetrator only a sentence of 6 months to 10 years and suspended the sentence over 6 months. The child was then put in foster care and not even given back to her parents who were portrayed as loving and caring parents. Something is wrong when the welfare and care of the criminal are put above those of a child. The book gives a great insight into the fighting and bickering of the current political system and how much time is spent on fighting about issues of no importance. There is so much name calling and bias showed in public I come to the point that sometimes I don't know who to believe. Who to trust with the description of issues and what the ultimate legislature will be. I thought we had a country of every man is created equal and the right of one are as important as the rights of another. There does not seem to be much compassion or respect now days and I wonder where all of this will end. I am a senior and I really worry about where we will be in my lifetime let alone my grandchildren. We live on a limited income and even the new proposed health legislation will help us in fact all the past efforts with the stimulation monies and changes have done nothing to help us. It appears to us that we are the forgotten part of society.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

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    Loved It!!

    Great book. Loved reading it and giving it as a gift to all my conservative friends.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2006

    This book makes a good door stopper

    First off i would like to say that i did not buy this book, which proves that there is a God and i thank him. I would rather use money to blow my nose then to spend it on this BS. It is sad to say that a tree was destroyed for the useless and vastly unimportant ideas printed on this paper. The paper that these worthless ideas are printed on should have been used for toliet paper so it could have better served mankind. A friend purchased this trash for me as a gift, maybe as a bad joke or maybe it was punishment for something i did in a past life. Smoking is healthier than this mental trash. I would rather listen to a 24 hour repeat of the barney theme song than to read another chapter of this book. To say this book sucks would be a gross understatement, unless you are of the 1% of the nation who controls 90% of the wealth and you live in a bubble where the largest problems are should i drive the BMW or the Jaguar. Might i add i am not poor and actually quite the opposite so you can not write this off as some poor guy complaining. The ideas presented in this text are closed minded and for a lack better words stupid as hell. The author in writing this book has joined the elite club of people who should have been born dead, along with Presidents Bush 1 & 2, Reagon, The entire Bush Adminstration, Sean Hannity and the entire Fox team, and many more.

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2006

    No war for America

    This is another pathetic tome by the great falafel loving blowhard. Folks...dont believe it. Please. There is no culture war in this country except in the mind of OReilly (very convenient for books sales) and the tag lines on Fox News. Patriot or not...this book is a load of garbage to be consumed by the misled or the foaming of the mouth right.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2006

    Culture Warrior

    With every insult that O'Reilly delivers - he insults himself worse. A read of this tawdry piece is like reading the National Enquirer - pure one source opinions with no credibility.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2006

    He's Delirious....period

    I find it quite unsettling that people actually take the word of O'Reilly as a sign from God, come one people, this guy is talking values? This is the same person who lied about his past from beginning to end, he is from the Westbury section of Levittotown....right, he won a Peabody, but wait it was a Polk award, turns out he didnt get either he wasnt even there when Inside Edition won the award (way to go Bill), he didnt tell people to boycott Pepsi because of Ludacris but for some reason I remember seeing and hearing the words come out his mouth. Oh and its wrong to write checks to your accusers UNLESS you are being charged with sexual harassment ( so Bill what is it that you are keeping from the public?). He reminds me of Rush 'the only good drug dealer is mine' Limbaugh. Oreilly is a joke just like the rest of 'value' having conservatives take a look at todays headlines and you can see why even Moderates wont take this idiot and his ilk seriously. He spouts off nonsense with no fact. Ask a conservative why they think something, then ask them to give you some facts. Their first words will be 'Um, I cant give an example',but they want us to take them seriously. Dont delude yourself, Bill O'Reilly doesnt care about anyone but O'Reilly and he is not 'Looking out for You' either. Do your kids a favor and dont let them read 'Factor for Kids', because I believe he left an important chapter out 'HYPOCRISY 101'!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2006

    A real loser...

    If O'Liely wants to write, he should start with comic books because he is truly a joke and the incarnation of modern McCarthyism reborn. Do not waste your money on this book!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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