Keep It Pithy: Useful Observations in a Tough World

Keep It Pithy: Useful Observations in a Tough World

by Bill O'Reilly

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Overview

From the bestselling author of Killing Lincoln and host of Fox News' top show The O'Reilly Factor, the best of Bill O’Reilly’s provocative writing—reflecting his ideas, wisdom, and core values

Bill O’Reilly is one of the most recognized and talked-about journalists of our time. With an unparalleled track record as an author and with the #1-rated Fox News show, The O’Reilly Factor, O’Reilly has become a veritable institution of political insight and keen advice. In Keep It Pithy, O’Reilly offers a classic collection of the most memorable writings from his bestselling books, and looks back at how his opinions and ideas have been proven right or wrong by the passage of time. With his trademark candor and no-nonsense approach, each chapter focuses on a core theme as it gathers O’Reilly’s thoughts on the most compelling issues of our time and provides readers an illuminating guide to the American cultural landscape.
 
A spirited and personal book, Keep It Pithy is the perfect addition to an O’Reilly fan’s library, or the best introduction for the few left uninitiated.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385346627
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

For more than 13 years Bill O'Reilly has presided over The O'Reilly Factor on the FOX News Channel. O’Reilly is a three-time Emmy Award winner as well as the recipient of a Governor's Award from the Boston/New England chapter of the prestigious National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Before becoming executive producer and anchor of The Factor, he served as national correspondent for ABC News and as anchor of the nationally syndicated news magazine program Inside Edition. He is the author of numerous mega-bestsellers, and in total, more than 5 million copies of his books are in circulation. He holds master's degrees from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Boston University. Asked about his proudest professional achievement Bill has said, "The millions of dollars we are able to give to charity."

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

State of the Union

1 Just as I Predicted and Long Before We Heard of President Obama: The Growing Success of the Progressive Agenda 3

2 I've Questioned European Socialism from the Beginning: Hello France, Next Stop-God Forbid-Greece! 17

3 Minority Report: The Obstacles, the Search for Answers, and the Case of the Sharpening Divide 23

4 Religion Under Attack: Who Cares? You Can Hear a Pin Drop 33

5 From 9/11 to Benghazi: What Have We Learned About the War on Terror? Anything? 49

State of Yourself

6 What's Mine? Americans Just Want More Stuff, and That's a Problem 57

7 The Kids: Hollywood Sleaze, Wrongheaded Educators, Nutty Judges, and Other Problems Knocking on the Door 63

8 From SNL to The Daily Show, from Moveon.org to Occupy Wall Street…: It's All One Big Liberal Joke-and a Disturbing Pattern 85

Keeping it Pithy

9 Getting Back to Traditional Values: "The Code of the Traditional Warrior" and Other Top Hits 97

10 A Decade's Worth of Head Shots to the Rich and Powerful: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly 113

11 The Last Word (As Usual, I'm Taking It) 137

Photo Credits 143

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