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O'Reilly's Review of Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War
Tour of Duty | January 2004

Posted on 09/25/2004 8:49:11 PM PDT by christie

* * * * Advance Praise for Tour of Duty * * * *

"Doug Brinkley succeeds in humanizing John Kerry, something the senator often has trouble doing himself. Tour of Duty is an incisive look at a man who would be president." --Bill O'Reilly

Pub date January 6, 2004


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; billoreilly; johnkerry; tourofduty
O'Reilly considers John Kerry a friend. That is fine (I guess) but it is clouding his judgment. The review is short and says very little, but the fact that he would put his name on a book of a person who was running for president, when, considering his job, he'd be better off remaining impartial, shows his judgment.

Perhaps explains why he

jumped on the Swift Boat Vets without even a few minute of considering the evidence and then having to backtrack.

jumped in to defend Dan Rather without again looking at the evidence.

blames everything on the VRWC.

His bias is showing, but then, I guess we've already seen that . . .

Interesting that he hasn't nailed an interview with his good friend, John Kerry.

1 posted on 09/25/2004 8:49:11 PM PDT by christie
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To: christie

Perhaps O'Reilly would be well served by reading your time line, Christie!


2 posted on 09/25/2004 8:50:24 PM PDT by bcoffey (Bush/Cheney: Real men taking charge, talking straight, telling the truth.)
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To: christie
Tour of Duty is a whitewash, makes Kerry look oh so noble. Okay, Brinkley's job was to make Kerry look good. But it's not making Brinkley look too good, right now.

Did I hear that Brinkley is going to revise the book? I went out and bought a copy before he starts "rewriting history." Interesting, the copy I got from Amazon was still the 1st printing. The copy of Unfit for Command was the 9th printing.

But for the sake of attempting accuracy in the John F. Kerry Timeline, I am reading both books.

3 posted on 09/25/2004 8:51:40 PM PDT by christie (John F. Kerry Timeline - http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html)
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To: bcoffey
I even emailed a copy of the Timeline to O'Reilly. I had no doubt he would not read it because he really doesn't want to look at the facts. Or debate the issues.
4 posted on 09/25/2004 8:53:49 PM PDT by christie (John F. Kerry Timeline - http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html)
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To: christie

kerry is a traitor....

o is no better ...... he is off my list ....


5 posted on 09/25/2004 8:55:32 PM PDT by Gibtx (Wow)
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To: christie
O'Reilly can read? LOL

Seriously, thank you again for your hard (and necessary) work!

6 posted on 09/25/2004 8:55:40 PM PDT by bcoffey (Bush/Cheney: Real men taking charge, talking straight, telling the truth.)
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To: christie

Yes, Brinkley is revising the book. I made sure I got an original edition, with all the embellishments.

What I found interesting in Tour of Duty were the footnotes and the documents used for sourcing the book.

You also might want to read Kerry's 1997 book, "The New War". Explains how he would treat terrorism as a "crime". Just like Clinton.


7 posted on 09/25/2004 8:55:54 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: christie

Bill who?


8 posted on 09/25/2004 8:56:23 PM PDT by sully777 (Our descendants will be enslaved by political expediency and expenditure)
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To: christie
Some of you here might not know this, but Bill O'Reilly is an independent thinker.

Just in case you didn't know.
9 posted on 09/25/2004 8:57:41 PM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: bcoffey
O'Reilly can read? LOL

Yes, but only if it's pithy.

10 posted on 09/25/2004 8:58:30 PM PDT by pubmom (Suffering from DITS (Democrat induced tourette's syndrome)since 1992.)
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To: christie

"Doug Brinkley succeeds in humanizing John Kerry"

Dr. Frankenstein "humanized" his monster. Nothing can humanize the JFnK monster.


11 posted on 09/25/2004 9:01:04 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Freepdonia

In line with your information on O's independent thinking, some of you may not know that John Kerry served in Vietnam and is a hero.

Or had you heard?

vaudine


12 posted on 09/25/2004 9:02:12 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: christie

Once I tried counting the number of times that Bill O'Reilly referred to himself by name and by implication in one hour TV show, I lost count after passing 50 counts.
Someone should try this again or make a word count from a transcribe.


13 posted on 09/25/2004 9:07:25 PM PDT by Jack_1
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To: christie
Interesting that he hasn't nailed an interview with his good friend, John Kerry

The reason that Kerry can't do interviews with any interviewer who wants to be seen as a "legitimate news person" is because it will either destroy the interviewer ( the begged questions don't get asked ) or it will destroy Kerry ( the begged questions get asked ). Neither of these guys wants to destroy the other.

14 posted on 09/25/2004 9:10:02 PM PDT by Jim_Curtis (Liberals lie at the premise, accept their premise and you can only lose the argument.)
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To: christie
Did he say anything about voting for the guy? No. The guy hadnt even won the nomination when the review was done. I think you are overdoing that friendship bit. I bet Kerry is more of an acquaintance from when O'Reilly lived in MA and was reporter and kerry was a politician he covered.

By the way what is this blaming everything on the VRWC? Where did he do that? I think some of you people need a life outside of watching politics. Every little thing is a slight to you. One would wonder how solid your conservative beliefs are if they are going to undone by O'Reilly saying that Brinkleys book humanized Kerry. Hell I bet at this point Kerry wishes more people had read the book since most people consider him an automaton. Geez, expend your energy in a useful way. Volunteer at Bush/Cheney Headquarters.

15 posted on 09/25/2004 9:12:45 PM PDT by Dave S
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To: christie
Interesting that he hasn't nailed an interview with his good friend, John Kerry.

I predict he will be an October Surprise on the Factor.

16 posted on 09/25/2004 9:13:47 PM PDT by itsahoot (Sometimes the truth hurts, sometimes it makes a difference, but not often.)
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To: vaudine

I also heard that Kerry carried a rifle. Can anybody confirm that?


17 posted on 09/25/2004 9:14:05 PM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: sully777
Bill who?

Bill O'Blowhard.

18 posted on 09/25/2004 9:14:10 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Vietnam veteran against Jean-France Kerry.)
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Everybody should just shut up and buy some Factorcrap.


19 posted on 09/25/2004 9:16:43 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Vietnam veteran against Jean-France Kerry.)
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To: Freepdonia

Actually - Bill has OD'ed on the kool-aid..
He's a fool who believes his own hype..

Semper Fi


20 posted on 09/25/2004 9:22:31 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek...But I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Dave S

Actually, he was ranting about the Swift Boat Vets being promoted by the "radical right" or such -- which is not true. He's made such comments several times lately.


21 posted on 09/25/2004 9:23:09 PM PDT by christie (John F. Kerry Timeline - http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html)
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To: christie

Bleack!


22 posted on 09/25/2004 9:24:52 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: christie

Bill O'Reilly is in the same corner as McCain, and others who pretend to be one thing - but eventually slip - and reveal the truth about themselves.

Guess they haven't heard that the truth can't be hidden forever -

They(O-Reilly and others) seem to exemphify the worst humans on this planet - vile creatures to be avoided and shunned -

How long before the people in McCain's state wake up - ? Or is it too late already - ?


23 posted on 09/25/2004 9:30:20 PM PDT by Pastnowfuturealpha
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To: Freepdonia; All
Some of you here might not know this, but Bill O'Reilly is an independent thinker.

Some of you here might not know this, but Bill O'Reilly is an independent pseudothinker.

24 posted on 09/25/2004 9:31:52 PM PDT by TheGeezer
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To: christie; All

How long have I been trying to tell everyone in Freeper land that O'Reilly's blurb is the real story. He won't admit a mistake. He is a Kerry guy.


25 posted on 09/25/2004 9:32:47 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: clintonh8r

Bill who?

Bill O'Blowhard.



Bill O'Blarney
Bill O'Really
Bill O'Right O'kay?

William, you're an Inside Edition poser. You're no Maury Povitch, O'Reilly! Alright? Okay? Alright.


26 posted on 09/25/2004 9:37:25 PM PDT by sully777 (Our descendants will be enslaved by political expediency and expenditure)
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To: christie

O'Really needs to work for CBS, he's neither fair nor balanced.


27 posted on 09/25/2004 9:52:22 PM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: MissAmericanPie
I think he's been auditioning for Blather's job lately. Won't be able to sell his factorgear on seeBS, though.
28 posted on 09/25/2004 10:02:21 PM PDT by christie (John F. Kerry Timeline - http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; Timesink; Gracey; Alamo-Girl; RottiBiz; bamabaseballmom; FoxGirl; Mr. Bob; ...
FoxFan ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my FoxFan list. *Warning: This can be a high-volume ping list at times.

29 posted on 09/25/2004 10:03:38 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Comrade Hillary - 6/28/04)
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To: christie

He can rename it liberal spin factory gear.


30 posted on 09/25/2004 10:24:27 PM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: pubmom

"Yes, but only if it's pithy."

I have abtholutely no interetht in thomething O'Really hath to thay.


31 posted on 09/25/2004 10:49:40 PM PDT by Salamander (Pirates of the Appalachians)
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To: nutmeg

Right On!!! I'm a Fox Fan, but NOT an O'Reilly Fan. He might be "independent", but also arrogant.


32 posted on 09/26/2004 7:24:19 AM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign visit W-04.com AND http://Vets4Bush.com)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


33 posted on 09/26/2004 8:42:43 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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