The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America

The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America

by Bill O'Reilly
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The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America by Bill O'Reilly

Every night on the Fox News Channel, Bill O'Reilly tells it like it is. The O'Reilly Factor is the fastest-growing cable news program -- and that's because O'Reilly leaves no stone unturned in his quest to reveal the truth about the state of America. It doesn't matter if you're a Hollywood movie star, or a Washington insider, or Joe Blow from Massapequa -- when you come up against O'Reilly, you better get your story straight.

Here, for the first time on paper, is O'Reilly's take on our country, our politicians, our celebrities, our class system, our love lives, our money. In fact, O'Reilly's got an opinion on just about everything, and he's holding nothing back:

O'Reilly on class: "A mind is a terrible thing to waste if you're held back by race, or gender. It is just as great a waste when you're held back by class. Right, Reverend Jackson?"

O'Reilly on Martha Stewart: "While she masquerades as a paragon of good taste, she has turned herself into a snooty, condescending mogul ... She's a first-rate con artist."

O'Reilly on money: "The true heroes of America are not the new Internet billionaires or the overpaid sports stars. The true heroes are the men, women, and teenagers who go to work for a modest wage, fulfill their responsibilities, and are kind and generous to others."

O'Reilly on Al Sharpton and David Duke: "These two are the most ridiculous racial demagogues in the entire U.S.A. If God has a sense of humor, they will be sharing a sauna in the netherworld. With one thermostat."

O'Reilly on sex: "It's time that we all lighten up about sex and keep our sexual activities where they belong: in the privacy of the bedroom or the hot tub, or in the case of Pamela Anderson, on the Internet."

Mixing fascinating stories from his life both on-and off-screen with his explosive views on what's up with America, and how we can fix it, The O'Reilly Factor will ruffle your feathers, make you laugh, and make you think.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553714432
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Edition description: Unabridged, 4 CDs, 5 hrs. 15 min.
Product dimensions: 4.86(w) x 5.64(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

A twenty-year veteran of the television industry, Bill O'Reilly has won two Emmy awards for excellence in reporting. He served as national correspondent for ABC News and as anchor of the nationally syndicated Inside Edition. A graduate of Marist College, he holds two master's degrees, one in public administration from Harvard and another in broadcast journalism from Boston University. He lives on Long Island with his wife and their daughter.

James Ellroy, who contributes an afterword to The No-Spin Zone, is a famed novelist and journalist who profiled Bill O'Reilly for the magazine GQ. His latest book is The Cold Six Thousand.

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"Caution! You are about to enter the No Spin Zone." Over the years, influential journalists have begun or ended their broadcasts with a signature. It could be anything from Edward Morrow's farewell wish of "Good Night, and Good Luck" to Bill O'Reilly's warning, when he looks straight into the camera, as if he, himself, could see each and every one of his viewers and says, "Caution! You are about to enter the No Spin Zone." The Emmy winning Fox News analyst, explains in his second of eight novels,The Zone is a place where spinners are not welcome. "It's a nightmare for charlatans and deceivers," a place where liars, cheaters, stealers, and fakes are exposed and only the honest man remains to get his beliefs across to the American public. On his TV show The O'Reilly Factor, the No Spin Zone is a place where free debate is welcome and both sides to every issue are shown. O'Reilly is a fierce debater and loyal to his beliefs, but he is respectful as long as what his opponent says is not said in a manner of deceit. In his book O'Reilly discusses over a dozen different issues facing America today. From the death penalty and sexual education to censorship in journalism and taxes O'reilly has "confrontations with the powerful and famous in America." His views do not reflect the beliefs of a sole party, corporation, or organization; they are soley his In this fair, but blunt novel on the common man's view of America, both sides to every issue are represented, O'Reilly's most common saying being, "you decide." The No Spin Zone is an educating, fun, easy read on what O'Reilly feels are our country's most pressing problems. The book is for both independent voters and republicans alike, O'Reilly supporting issues from both sides and, through interviews, allowing his opponent to share the opposing side leaving democrats and liberals represented but often contradicted. The big issues facing America today do not all have to do with politics and scandals. In fact nearly half the issues in this novel have to do with issues concerning families and children. O'Reilly discusses the impact drug abusing celebrities have on today's children, and how music that contains drugs, sex, alcohol, disrespect and hate is tainting the views of the young listeners. He debates on the influence the television media has over the youth as well as the war on drugs and substance abusers. He speaks up for working mothers and discusses the worries parents have, "about their children being abducted or abused," O'Reilly also discusses "spinners" in a few of his chapters. He shares his disgust of Bill Clinton over his in-office affair as well as the fact that he lied on national television and his wife Hilary who throughout her election, "refused to participate in any of the tough interviews." He discusses Jesse Jackson, the charity founder whose funds are being misreported and who has only given slivers of his fundraised money to the proposed cause of education. He opposed Al Sharpton who frequently felt the need to boycott and protests over race issues such as the amount of African Americans Burger King employs. These people would be classified under both "powerful and famous" and "charlatans and deceivers", the combination O'Reilly is the most disgusted with. Although the book was not solely about hot political issues, O'Reilly did include two he
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The fairest solution to this over publicizeded debate. But since it is based on common sense it has no chance to be seen by the Congress. I suggest you put it in the form of a petition, downloadable off your web site, with a printable list of people to send it to.
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Bill O¿Reilly lets people enter the No Spin Zone and discuss their side of an issue. If they have a valid point Mr. O¿Reilly may offer some suggestions or simply agree with the opinion. If the person in the Zone offers a line of B.S. Mr. O¿Reilly will respectfully disagree and give the facts for the reader to make the correct decision.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. O'Reilly's book was indeed a slow read, I also feel that it portrays the angray bitter out of touch side of the American conservative, also since he has never served in the military some of his words ring a little hollow on my ears.
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Sometimes I agree with O'Reilly and sometimes I disagree with him. The same is true with the topics in 'The No Spin Zone'. He outlines his position and forces guests to give a straight answer. Probably one of the weakest qualities of today's society is the inability [or unwillingness] to give a straight answer because someone may not like us. There will be reviewers who spew venom because they are pre-disposed to doing so, but if you SAY you have an open mind, then you will be challenged, as Bill's guests are, to answer the question at hand.
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this book really is not worth the money, much less the paper. O'reilly has a way of speculating and telling his spin the way he percieves it. He shows NO ACTUAL FACTS, other than the fact that he loves to talk about himself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What O'Reilly does for us, is to shine the light of truth on our lives and sometimes, a few of us would rather be left in the dark. Wait, maybe more than a few would like the lights left off. No one becomes a hero for telling truth, in fact most are hung for their trouble. Watch your backside Bill and good luck. Also, buy and read ( nightly ) Keshner's COCKPIT CONFESSIONS OF AN AIRLINE PILOT, which is far more than the title suggests... this guy is a combo of Hemingway and Faulkner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Book! I enjoyed his last book (The O'Reilly Factor) and I actually enjoyed this one just as much. He tackles some big names in Hollywood and in Washington and he holds nothing back. I give him credit for the courage he has. I enjoy hearing his arguments.
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After reading O'Reilly's first non fiction book, I can't imagine a better follow up. His views on everything under the sun were addressed in his first book, The O'Reilly Factor. The No Spin zone singles out those he feels are some of the biggest culprits in the political world today. He takes no sides with anyone but himself and even singles out Presdent Bush concerning his views on capital punishment. As with his other book, he backs up everything with statistics and makes things interesting by including excerpts of interviews from his television shows in the past. This is a great read and I anticipate his next book will be just as good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is one of the few and the greatest nonfiction books that I have read in a long time. Though it didn't keep me up at night turning pages. I watch the No Spin Zone somewhat avidly, and respect his no nonesense attitude. I like how he said that he doesn't care if the person disagrees with him or not, but if he can have the guts and the intelligence to support what he says. (Alec Baldwin anyone...)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whether you are a Bill O'reilly fan or not, there is no denying that only truths are in this book. Every bit of information is indeed able to be backed up, you just have to take the time to find the truth. Mr O'reilly has done it again and I can't wait for his next book.
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Bill O'Reilly is a no-holds-bar kind of guy and thats what you get from this book. Exceprts from his interviews with the powerful and corrupt of America along with his commentary about the issues. If your sick of hearing liberal whines and cries, this is your kind of book.
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This book, like O'Reilly's TV program, is nothing more than a bunch of simplistic, paper-thin unsubstantiated assertions, supposed quick-fix solutions to complex issues, holier-than-thou finger-pointing and typical right-wing prejudice disguised as fact-of-the-matter reasoning. O'Reilly does a good job of selling his little "I have no political bias and I deal with just the facts and how things are" approach, but people who aren't naive enough to go for the no-spin marketing gimmick see he's a conservative in moderate's clothing and what calls he calls "dealing with the facts" is just opinionated, and often extremely personal biased political spin. For example, he basically called for a crusade against the big, bad evil monster Bill Clinton for the Mark Rich pardon, yet he only casually makes a passing negative reference to Dick Cheney and his secret Enron dealings. O'Reilly's a guy who loves to call for investigations of various people and organizations such as the Catholic Church, the Red Cross, and Gary Condit. If Clinton had secret dealings with a billion $ corporation that lied on its records, collapsed and left thousands of people screwed, you KNOW O'Reilly would call for his head, yet Dick Cheney gets a one sentence light scolding. There's a million other examples of O-Reilly's "spin," take your pick. Unless you're naive, sheepish, and like to be told what to think, save your $
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I used to read all the time. In the past few years I've picked up a book only to start it and put it down - never to be picked up again. This is the FIRST book I've read from front to back in over 5 years. The chapters are SHORT and to the POINT. I busted out laughing a few times too at O'Reilly's wit. I was also very much saddened and disgusted by people who are suppose to be our 'so-called' leaders. I recommend it highly. It's an eye-opener and a quick read for those of you with little patience like me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you watch O'Reilly's show, you've read the book! Absolutely nothing new here. Save your money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you watch O'Reilly's show? If you do so with any regularity, YOU'VE ALREADY READ THE BOOK!! Absolutely nothing new here. Plus it's short. It would be better priced at $15 than $25. Save your money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was as good if not better than 'The good the bad....' I asked for it on Christmas just as I had with the previous. I read both twice and still refer to them.
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This is a great book for people of all ages. Deals with Facts about some of the problems with america and people.
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Excellent book! Bill tells it like it is and the way it should be... I wish we had more Bill O'Reilly's in the world. A great book for the college student as they prepare for their future into the world.
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Caution: This book contains some coarse language, but not enough to make the book offensive to most people. Mr. O¿Reilly is well known for digging out the truth with investigative reporting. He is also forthright in sharing his views, and why he holds those views. As an interviewer, he seeks candor by using unexpected questions and interruptions to keep his guests away from canned responses. Many of his potential interview guests duck him. Those who appear frequently wish they hadn¿t. If you have watched Mr. O¿Reilly on his television show for more than a couple of years, you will find little that is new here. It is simply a condensed version of the most dramatic and newsworthy interviews he has done over the years. For those who have not watched his show much but are curious about the show and his journalistic work, this book is a good choice. If you want to know what Mr. O¿Reilly¿s views are on the subjects in the book, you can go to pages 174-176 and find them neatly summarized. Each of these points is explored in one of 16 chapters that are mini-essays interspersed with interviews. Each chapter begins with what Mr. O¿Reilly¿s views are, then switches to the background of the interview, then the interview, and the aftermath of the interview. In some cases, there is a second set of backgrounds, a second interview, and a second aftermath section. If you are like me, you will find the chapters with or about Puff Daddy, Eminem, Susan Sarandon, Al Sharpton, George W. Bush, Jesse Jackson, John McCain, and Dan Rather to be the most interesting. Mr. O¿Reilly holds himself to a high standard of personal integrity, and expects others (including national leaders, politicians, government officials, celebrities, educators, and parents) to do the same. He is also blunt, preferring straight talk to euphemisms. Whether you agree with all of his views or not (and I suspect that there is no such person), you will respect him. The book has a major weakness though. The people who speak for views that Mr. O¿Reilly does not agree with are usually not prepared for his questions, not very quick witted, and often poor candidates to debate the point for other reasons. If Mr. O¿Reilly really wanted to write a book to explore these topics, he should have found better and more prepared spokespeople to debate him. I suspect that such a book would have made better reading. Perhaps that will happen in a future book. As it is, the prominent people in the book tend to come off primarily as not having much intelligence . . . or being so corrupt that they cannot even tell that they are lying to themselves. If you know a young person who is interested in journalism, this book could make an inspiring gift. Call it like you see it . . . and set a good example!