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truthlover
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Message 76 of 80 (190920)
03-10-2005 10:21 AM
Reply to: Message 70 by Rrhain
03-09-2005 11:43 PM


Re: Even if he might be lying?
It really is one of only two possibilities. O'Reilly lies when he says he isn't partisan. He clearly is. Anybody who has ever listened to his broadcasts for more than a minute can see that he is clearly partisan.

I hear O'Reilly once or twice a week for up to 15 minutes at a time. I don't believe he is partisan. I do believe he leans right; extreme right on war and crime; less so on economy; and leftward on morality. I'm not as sure about his opinions on the economy, as I don't really know what's right or left there, nor does he talk about the economy enough for me to claim to be able to pin him down. He is definitely extreme right on war and crime, and he is definitely leftward leaning on morality, at least politically.

Even on the war and crime issues, just because he is very right on the topic does not mean that he chose that stance because it is a right-wing stance.

You obviously have a bone to pick with O'Reilly. I am not advocating O'Reilly, I was simply using him as an example in a different discussion.


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Message 77 of 80 (190921)
03-10-2005 10:28 AM
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03-10-2005 10:21 AM


and leftward on morality.

Are we talking about the same O'Reilly? Bill O'Reilly? Fox News commentator and author of such books as "Who's Looking Out For You"? That guy? The one who rails against the "secularists" trying to eliminate the morals of our godly nation on every other broadcast?

I have yet to see the slightest indication that he leans "leftward" on morality.


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truthlover
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Message 78 of 80 (190964)
03-10-2005 3:27 PM
Reply to: Message 77 by crashfrog
03-10-2005 10:28 AM


I have yet to see the slightest indication that he leans "leftward" on morality.

Hmm. I'm a little worried now I'm wrong on this item...

I realize you're quite right about him being against the secularists. I'm also under the impression he's against passing the kind of laws moral majority folks want, like against homosexuality and stuff. Admittedly, I think I remember him being for a ban on homosexual marriage, using arguments that completely ignore the tax issues involved, but outside of that I'm thinking he's across the board against legislation on morality. I heard him say myself that he doesn't care about a candidate's morality, using Clinton's problem with women as an example.

Gosh, how did I end up feeling like I'm defending this guy? I've never seen him on TV, but on radio he's terrible to those two ladies he has on, which I guess he thinks is funny. I turn him off about every third time he's on, because I find something he's talking about either boring or unbearable. I just thought he's very careful to give reasons for the things he says, which I like. I also knew he was careful (noticeably careful and making an effort) not to bash Kerry during the campaign, at least while I was listening to him, so I used him as an example earlier in this thread.


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crashfrog
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Message 79 of 80 (190967)
03-10-2005 3:39 PM
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03-10-2005 3:27 PM


I'm starting to get the idea that his TV and radio show are very, very different. Maybe this accounts for the wildy divergent opinions we're seeing.

BTW see if you can find the episode of Terry Gross's "Fresh Air", which airs on National Public Radio, where she interviewed Bill O'Reilly. I believe all her shows are archived at www.npr.org, it's a pretty interesting listen. He storms out about halfway through.


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Message 80 of 80 (190969)
03-10-2005 3:56 PM


AM impression - Good discussion, but terminally off-topic - Closing
This topic started off (IMO) as a goofy tax law discussion. Somehow it's gotten to where it is now.

I think someone should start a new "Coffee House" topic, directly themed to the current theme here. Please link back to this topic.

Closing this one down. My apologies to cutting off any messages in preparation. If possible, use your "back" button to get back to your prepared text - Save it and post it somewhere else, if you feel the need.

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