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  • The tragedy of Bill O’Reilly

    04/20/2017 6:55:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The original definition of tragedy, dating from the classical Greeks, depends upon a fatal flaw. That is why Bill O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News qualifies as “tragic,” even though there are many collateral victims as well, starting with conservatives who are losing a gutsy interrogator unafraid of the stature or political correctness of his interview subjects. As I read the complaints against O’Reilly, it sounds as if he was alleged to have been behaving like a character out Mad Men, the soap opera about a Madison Avenue ad agency in the 1960s. Bill seems to have been old school in...
  • Michael Wolff: How Bill O'Reilly's Scandal Exposes a Murdoch Family Divide

    04/19/2017 9:11:23 PM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/12/2017 | Michael Wolff
    Fox News' handling of the renewed harassment allegations is a reflection of greater company conflicts and a generational shift as Rupert hangs on to a bygone era and James and Lachlan plot a risky new course. Last July, after Gretchen Carlson sued the Murdoch-controlled 21st Century Fox and Roger Ailes, the then-head of Fox News Channel, for sexual harassment, Rupert Murdoch told his sons, both Ailes enemies, that paying off Carlson without a fight would mean more lawsuits. Easy-money settlements always bring more claims. James and Lachlan Murdoch, however, were eager to get rid of their nemesis, and the most direct...
  • Sarah Palin assesses the candidates ahead of Election Day

    11/07/2016 4:47:40 AM PST · by Resettozero · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sunday November 6, 2016 | The O'Reilly Factor
    Former governor of Alaska joins 'The O'Reilly Factor' to discuss the final days of election 2016. Watch Palin contend with abject pomposity and ego bloat.
  • Bill O'Reilly takes stunning stance on guns after Orlando massacre

    06/15/2016 1:18:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 133 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/14/2016 | Allan Smith
    Bill O’Reilly stunned many viewers Tuesday night when he called for some measures of gun control to be implemented after the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, that claimed the lives at least 49 people — the deadliest mass shooting in US history. […] “There is too much gun crime in the USA, and high-powered weaponry is too easy to get,” he said. “That’s the fact. So let’s deal with it. We all have the right to bear arms, but we don’t have the right to buy and maintain mortars. Even if you feel threatened by gangsters or a New World...
  • Fox's Kelly: O'Reilly, CNN should have done more for me

    04/01/2016 8:38:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 11:31 AM EDT
    Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly is taking notes on who she feels hasn’t supported her in her feud with Donald Trump, and colleague Bill O’Reilly and CNN are both on her list. Kelly, in an interview with Charlie Rose to air on CBS “Sunday Morning” this weekend, said she wished O’Reilly had done more to defend her when he interviewed Trump before a January debate that the Republican skipped because he wanted Kelly removed as a moderator. …
  • O'Reilly: If US Hit By Terrorists, Obama Will Go Down as Worst President Ever

    11/18/2015 7:00:31 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 123 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 18, 2015 | 8:00pm | Greg Richter
    If the United States is hit by terrorism it will forever tarnish President Barack Obama's legacy, says Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. Obama is "arrogant," O'Reilly said Wednesday on his program "The O'Reilly Factor," and doesn't think the rising threat of terrorism rises to the level of crisis. "It's the way he believes," O'Reilly said, adding that Obama is a "passive president" who believes progress is being made. "We get hit, we get hit, he goes down as the worst president in U.S. history, no doubt," O'Reilly
  • O'Reilly goes off on George Will! Calls him a liar and a hack! VANITY!

    11/06/2015 5:43:17 PM PST · by Jim from C-Town · 162 replies
    Fox News JUST NOW | 11/6/2015 | jimfromctown
    Fox News host and top ratings man Bill O'Reilly took after George Will over his criticism in a column that Will wrote about the O'Reilly latest book 'Killing Reagan'
  • What Bill O’Reilly’s new book on Ronald Reagan gets wrong about Ronald Reagan

    10/16/2015 7:00:24 AM PDT · by iowamark · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/16/2015 | Craig Shirley, Kiron K. Skinner, Paul Kengor and Steven F. Hayward
    “Killing Reagan,” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, is supposed to be a book of new scholarship on the Reagan presidency. Instead, it restates old claims and rumors, virtually all of which have been discredited by the historical record. In this best-selling book, there are no endnotes, no bibliography, no long list of interviewees and only a smattering of footnotes. There is a section titled “Sources,” but it is only two-and-a-half pages long. It includes about two dozen sources, but that is not adequate for a subject, Ronald Reagan, who has been the focus of thousands of books and articles...
  • TV Ratings: Megyn Kelly Hot Streak Continues With Another Win Over O'Reilly

    07/07/2015 3:41:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 7,2015 | by Michael O'Connell
    After a rare month atop the adults 25-54 race, the Fox News personality starts July on a strong note. Megyn Kelly is on a roll. Fresh off of a rare month atop the cable news ratings heap, the Fox News Channel host is extending her hot streak into July. The first week of July saw The Kelly File win among the adults 25-54 demographic, averaging 458,000 viewers in the advertiser-favored group over No. 2 The O'Reilly Factor's 431,000. Bill O'Reilly's 8 p.m. telecast is perennially the No. 1 across cable news, but Kelly scored a monthly win in June —...
  • Bill O'Reilly Forced To Deny Accusations He Physically Assaulted His Ex-Wife Prior To 2010 Split...

    05/18/2015 8:26:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 18, 2015 | DAVID MCCORMACK
    Bill O'Reilly Forced To Deny Accusations He Physically Assaulted His Ex-Wife Prior To 2010 Split By Dragging Her 'Down A Staircase By The Neck' By DAVID MCCORMACK 18 May 2015 Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly is alleged to have physically assaulted his ex-wife by dragging her down a staircase by the neck, according to evidence heard during a bitter court battle over custody of their two children. A hard fought three-year custody dispute between O'Reilly and ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy finally ended last month when a Nassau County Supreme Court justice granted custody of the couple's two kids to their mother....
  • O’Reilly Rips ‘Pathetic Ideological Loons’ at MSNBC for Ebola ‘Racism’ Attacks

    10/17/2014 6:24:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 17, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Bill O’Reilly spent a significant part of his first segment tonight decrying the “racism” accusations being thrown by some MSNBC commentators amidst nationwide Ebola panic. O’Reilly did not directly call out MSNBC in his Talking Points Memo, but it was very clearly aimed at them, since he had teased the segment with a clip of Alex Wagner saying some Republican comments on Ebola, including calling for a travel ban is “not even thinly-veiled racism.” And that wasn’t the first time someone on MSNBC had invoked racism in talking about a travel ban; a guest on Melissa Harris-Perry‘s show did so...
  • O’Reilly Goes Nuclear on ‘Propagandist’ CDC Director, Calls on Him to Resign

    10/13/2014 7:26:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/13/14 | Josh Feldman |
    Bill O’Reilly went nuclear tonight on CDC Director Tom Frieden, calling him out for refusing to appear on his show and declaring that Frieden should resign for perpetuating a “dumb and dangerous ruse” on the likelihood that Ebola may spread in the United States. O’Reilly trashed the “total garbage” coming from Frieden, and called him a chief propagandist spreading a “dumb and dangerous ruse.” And not getting behind a travel ban while believing airport employees will be able to check for Ebola is “stupid and irresponsible and puts all Americans at risk.” And in the next two segments O’Reilly held...
  • NatGeo Channel Casts Muslim Actor to Star in 'Killing Jesus'

    10/08/2014 9:11:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | Oct. 6, 2014 | Kate O'Hare
    National Geographic Channel has announced the cast for Killing Jesus, its third adaptation -- after Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy -- of a bestselling historical thriller by Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard, and American actor Haaz Sleiman, who's originally from Lebanon, has snagged the title role. Born in the United Arab Emirates but raised in Lebanon, Sleiman moved to the U.S. when he was 21 and currently lives in Los Angeles. He's best known for playing a Syrian immigrant in the 2008 indie film The Visitor. He's also appeared in Showtime's Nurse Jackie (as a gay...
  • Is Islam a destructive force in the world? [O'Reilly]

    10/07/2014 8:54:48 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 6, 2014 | Bill O'Reilly
    Is Islam a destructive force in the world?
  • Fox News Nabs Historic Cable Ratings Victory

    09/30/2014 9:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 30, 2014 | Michael O'Connell
    FNC celebrates a quarter with the most-watched primetime across the cable dial, while MSNBC slides below CNN in the demo. No one would say the summer of 2014 suffered any shortage of breaking news. From the crisis in Ferguson, Mo., to the cultural impact of Robin Williams' and Joan Rivers' sudden deaths and all the way up to recent round-the-clock coverage of U.S. strikes on ISIS, cable news has been heavily occupied. The last three months have been so big, Fox News Channel just clocked its first quarter with the most-watched primetime across all of cable in more than a...
  • Bill O'Reilly: Defeating ISIS and other terror groups

    09/24/2014 5:28:36 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 22 , 2104 | Bill O'Reilly
    What about a mercenary army; elite fighters who would be well paid, well trained to defeat terrorists all over the world. Here's how it would work the fighters would be recruited by America and trained in the USA by our Special Forces. U.S. Army rules of engagement would be followed, strict discipline formed by the Geneva Convention. America would be in charge of selecting who makes the cut and how they are deployed with an eye on a 25,000-person force. American and NATO officers would lead the mercenary army and the USA would also provide logistical support basing the first...
  • About those lightweight Team Obama spokespersons

    09/06/2014 9:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 6, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    Bill O’Reilly came under criticism from the Obama administration this week for stating that Jen Psaki, spokesperson for the State Department, “looks way out of her depth” and that “just the way she delivers, she doesn’t look like she has the gravitas for the job.” The criticism was delivered by Psaki’s deputy, Marie Harf, who claimed that O’Reilly’s comments are sexist because she doesn’t “actually [doesn't] think [he] would ever use [those words] about a man.” O’Reilly’s actions are “not ok,” Harf lectured. Harf, who makes Psaki look intellectually hefty, should think again. O’Reilly has used similar words to disparage...
  • James Carville: Romney Will Run Again in 2016

    08/29/2014 1:50:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 09:20 PM | Greg Richter
    Democratic strategist James Carville believes two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney will go for a third try in 2016, even though the 2012 GOP nominee has said he won’t seek the nation’s top office again. “He’s run for president twice. I once noted that running for president was like having sex: No one did it once and forgot about it,” Carville said Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” …
  • FOX's Resident Windbag Claims Prez's Phony Docs Are Legitimate

    08/01/2014 10:42:04 AM PDT · by westcoastwillieg · 58 replies
    8/1/14 | Joe Lynch
    Besides claiming to be fair and balanced FOX's resident windbag, Bill O'Reilly, claims Obama's long form birth certificate is legitimate. And just how did he accumulate the expertise to become a document examiner? Bill skipped the years of training required and simply asked Heather Nauert. Heather's affirmative reply was all it took to convince fair and balanced Bill that the FOX's Resident Windbag Claims Prez's Phony Docs Are Legitimate FOX's Resident Windbag Claims Prez's Phony Docs Are Legitimate Prez's docs are legitimate. Apparently he wasn't aware that numerous computer experts and an Arizona sheriff's posse have convincing evidence that the...
  • O’Reilly: The ObamaCare Battle Is ‘Capitalism vs. Socialism’

    07/23/2014 11:37:03 PM PDT · by ri4dc · 16 replies
    Fox Talking Points Memo ^ | July 23, 2014 | Bill O’Reilly
    O’Reilly characterized ObamaCare as “a pure income redistribution play,” a hallmark of socialism. “President Obama and the Democratic Party want to put as much money into the hands of the poor and less affluent as they can, and health care subsidies are a great way to do just that,” he explained. As those funds for subsidies are taken from businesses and affluent Americans, O’Reilly said our country is now moving toward socialism and will suffer economically if the entitlement culture expands.