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The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly [NOOK Book]

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Since emerging from tabloid-television infamy as the former host of Inside Edition, Bill O’Reilly has taken his brand of provocative rhetoric to the next level: from shock-TV to the No Spin Zone. Despite his outspoken support for Bush’s tax cuts and a war with Iraq, and his attacks on everything from National Public Radio to "welfare mothers," O’Reilly fashions his program, The O’Reilly Factor, as "without an agenda or any ideological prejudices." Presenting opposing viewpoints and likely to express views that ...
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The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly

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Overview

Since emerging from tabloid-television infamy as the former host of Inside Edition, Bill O’Reilly has taken his brand of provocative rhetoric to the next level: from shock-TV to the No Spin Zone. Despite his outspoken support for Bush’s tax cuts and a war with Iraq, and his attacks on everything from National Public Radio to "welfare mothers," O’Reilly fashions his program, The O’Reilly Factor, as "without an agenda or any ideological prejudices." Presenting opposing viewpoints and likely to express views that occasionally diverge from the conservative orthodoxy, O’Reilly has styled himself as a straight-shooting man of the people, wary of the conservative label with which liberals would tag him. In The Oh Really? Factor, brimming with examples of O’Reilly’s error, contradiction, and hard-right political tilt, Hart exposes the No Spin Zone as little more than clever marketing.
The Oh Really? Factor reflects hundreds of hours of research, fact checking, and analysis of the same evidence O’Reilly uses to support his claims. In this concise and compelling analysis of O’Reilly’s views, Hart underscores this pundit’s masked partisanship; adversarial stance toward unions, Blacks, immigrants, and gays and lesbians; and his kid-gloves treatment of the Right. Forming an important corrective, The Oh Really? Factor snags O’Reilly in his own spin.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609800338
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 891,342
  • File size: 532 KB

Meet the Author

PETER HART is the activism director at FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting), the national media watch group. He is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated weekly radio show, CounterSpin. He speaks to community groups and on college campuses, and has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Associated Press, and yes, the O'Reilly Factor. He lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Foreward: The Golden Age of Irony 7
Introduction: The All-Spin Zone 11
No-Spin Zone? Don't Call O'Reilly Conservative - But He Is 19
The O'Reilly Fact-Check 53
Bill O'Reilly, Media Critic 87
"I've Got the Stats Right Here": O'Reilly Plays the Numbers 97
O'Reilly vs. O'Reilly 105
O'Reilly's Paranoia: The World Against Bill 113
O'Reilly's Roots 119
Bill Goes to War 123
O'Reilly's America 129
O'Reilly's War: Case Study - Iraq 139
Conclusion: "Sheer O'Reillyness" 149
Acknowledgments 152
Index 153
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Gave it a shot, now i need one.

    I really tried, with everything in me, to give this book a fair chance. Politically, I fall dead center. This book just about made me want to join the NRA, finance a pro-life clinic and listen to hours of Ted Neugent memoirs. The most ridiculous thing about it is that I am pretty sure my three year old son could write a more stimulating body of literature with a box of crayons and construction paper. It is no wonder this didn't even break a ten dollar bill. All hale the publishers who will allow such ignorance to be immortalized for the ruination of minds for years to come. Maybe I can bind excriment in nice faux leather and market it as revolutionary independent thought. Anyone interested in my idea? Patent pending...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Why Bother?

    Some ideological people fear honesty and truth so much that it literally fills them with hate. Then they unleash their hate on others by writing a book. How sad.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Mean

    Cannot anybody have any brains to not call people names? So inappropriate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Disgusting.

    Typical liberal garbage.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    The whole book is garbage

    This book is mostly a pack of lies and what is not a lie is garbage. I found it hard to believe that any publisher would print it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Good stuff

    Great

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