The O'Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life

The O Reilly Factor The Good the Bad and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life The O Reilly Factor isn t just the name of Bill O Reilly s popular talk show on the Fox News Channel any it s also the title of his book which appropriately enough actually reads like a TV show The

  • Title: The O'Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life
  • Author: Bill O'Reilly
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  • The O Reilly Factor isn t just the name of Bill O Reilly s popular talk show on the Fox News Channel any it s also the title of his book, which, appropriately enough, actually reads like a TV show The narrative rarely proceeds for than a few paragraphs before a bold faced This Just In or Bulletin pops up on the page and breaks the stream of thought sort ofThe O Reilly Factor isn t just the name of Bill O Reilly s popular talk show on the Fox News Channel any it s also the title of his book, which, appropriately enough, actually reads like a TV show The narrative rarely proceeds for than a few paragraphs before a bold faced This Just In or Bulletin pops up on the page and breaks the stream of thought sort of like a commercial interruption This provides an ideal forum for O Reilly to sound off on any number of topics with lots of verve but not too much depth There are breezy chapters here on money, media, religion, race, and sex, among others O Reilly dislikes many things, and he isn t shy about sharing his opinions SUVs should be immediately outlawed, he rants Here s O Reilly on President Clinton What a ridiculous waste Attorney General Janet Reno is a ridiculous, incompetent woman and President Clinton s primary enabler This is not a subtle book, and its bombastic approach would be even grating if it weren t for several flashes of self deprecation, such as when the author shares a negative piece of viewer mail, or when he writes, In case you haven t noticed, I m a cocky bastard Sometimes O Reilly s put downs are creative and funny If God has a sense of humor, as I believe he does, Al Sharpton and David Duke will be sharing a sauna in the netherworld With one thermostat And he s good at illustrating his points with outrageous details In criticizing the bloated federal budget, for instance, he points to these shockers 230,000 for a study of housefly sex habits, 27,000 for an analysis of why prisoners want to escape, and 100,000 to find out why Americans don t like beets To which he replies Houseflies mate when no one is looking Prisoners don t like prison Beets don t taste good O Reilly is often considered something of a conservative, but he can also play the blue collar populist The rich want us to believe that anyone can make the quantum leap from bowling league to country club by just working a little harder That s supposed to keep us motivated and quiet Fans of his TV show will probably appreciate this cantankerous book John J Miller

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    1. Bill O'Reilly

      Bill O Reilly s success in broadcasting and publishing is unmatched The iconic anchor of The O Reilly Factor led the program to the status of the highest rated cable news broadcast in the nation for sixteen consecutive years His website BillOReilly is followed by millions all over the world.In addition, he has authored an astonishing 12 number one ranked non fiction books including the historical Killing series Mr O Reilly currently has 17 million books in print.Bill O Reilly has been a broadcaster for 42 years He has been awarded three Emmys and a number of other journalism accolades He was a national correspondent for CBS News and ABC News as well as a reporter anchor for WCBS TV in New York City, among other high profile jobs.Mr O Reilly received two other Emmy nominations for the movies Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus He holds a history degree from Marist College, a master s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, and another master s degree from Harvard s John F Kennedy School of Government.Bill O Reilly lives on Long Island where he was raised His philanthropic enterprises have raised tens of millions for people in need and wounded American veteranscmillan author billor

    628 thoughts on “The O'Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life”

    1. The entirety of the male species is sex starved! They are no more than a bunch of horny bastards, according to Bill O’Reilly’s Sex Factor. Men think of “NOTHING” but sex and rightly so because that’s just the way they are – sex starved monsters. “If we aren’t having sex on a daily basis, we are thinking about it all the time. I mean, all the time” (p.29)… “Women to men are just sex objects and no matter what a man says to you ladies, he is lying. He just wants to sleep with [...]


    2. I read this one on a bit of a dare to myself, to check out something I usually wouldn't get near. You may be able to tell that Mr. O'Reilly isn't really 'my cuppa'.My father (who likes Bill a *lot* and is a regular Fox News viewer) owns this book and I found it while staying at the folks' place.It seems to be pretty much what you get on O'Reilly's TV program. He stresses his "working class" Irish-Catholic roots, charts his rise through various network news jobs and of course, tells the reader wh [...]


    3. In the dead of winter, with no TV, no internet, no sunshine to brighten my life, I turned to Bill O'Reilly to warm my cold, lonely nights. I read this book mostly because I wanted to challenge myself, to see if I could read his entire book without vomiting. I succeeded in finishing this book and not becoming violently ill. The only side effect was the nightmares, nightmares about intolerable, insensitive individuals who pollute and inhibit sensible dialogue. Individuals like Mr O'Reilly.


    4. To be honest, I don't why the heck I read this. I must have been in an extremely masochistic mood when I checked it out from the local library. If subjecting myself to pain was my ultimate goal that afternoon, this book certainly did not disappoint. It was painful to read all the way through. This book is even more painful than his t.v. show. On television O'Reilly is able to mask his vast stupidity by raising his voice and screaming at everyone and everything within a two-mile radius of his anc [...]


    5. Sigh. Mr. O'Reilly is an extremely intelligent man and a decent writer. He is definately *not* my cup of tea and I rarely watch his show. That said, I did find myself, much to my horror, agreeing with him on the class situation in the U.S. I did not agree with his stance on drug addiction and alcoholism (as an Irish-American, he outght to know better!) His views on children and discipline seem reactionary. I've often wondered if his daughter, who was an infant at the time the book was written, e [...]


    6. His books read like they were taken straight from a transcript of his show, with little editing or addition.I don't mean that as a compliment either. This guy seemed so fresh when he first started out with the "no spin zone" now it seems that instead of "fair and balanced" he (and the rest of his station) try to provide a balance.Anyway, I would probably try to read another one if they were actually written instead of cobbled together from his on air transcript material. This kind of 'book' is j [...]


    7. Please, someone, neuter this man. It will calm him down and make him less vicious, ask any veterinarian. Mr. O'Reilly himself is one of the worst, completely ridiculous things in American life today. I read this as a library book, looking for laughs and not being willing to underwrite his special, rabid brand of fiction. How can I explain this man's point of view: think Karl Rove after being bitten by a foaming-at-the-mouth skunk.


    8. I definitely don't think O'Reilly should be giving me advice on child-rearing, marriage, DATING! EEeek! but I agreed with him on some subjects: race, politics, money, etc. I was not impressed by his attempts at being funny and I did not find this very stimulating at all. I will still watch him interrupt people on TV. He is much more entertaining as a TV host.


    9. I don't think I would care for Mr. O'Reilly very much, and I certainly don't agree with all he says, but he certainly makes me think, and I do enjoy his writing.


    10. I had heard enough soundbytes of Bill O'Reilly spouting off to have a very negative impression, but when I found this audiobook used, for a dollar, I thought I would give him a fair try. At first, I found myself agreeing with so many of the values and beliefs he stated, and was surprised to hear him rant as much about the rich, corporate power-mongers as Hilary Clinton. But this was written in 2000, just before the Bush/Gore election, and perhaps he had not made the transition fully to the dark [...]


    11. I enjoyed this book, maybe because I agree with O'Reilly's value systemere are a few points I took a "whoa point of view", but I have to agree with the majority of basic principles of honor, honesty, understanding and loyalty that resonated with me. His parenting chapter was spot on! I would like an update of this book since it was written in 2000 to see what changes have taken place in his mind-sight if any. (Maybe "Patriots and Pinheads" will fulfill that request.Why did I read this book? beca [...]


    12. Easy read, and fairly frequently I read something I appreciated.75% of all physical abuse against helpless little kids is committed by inebriated adults Alcohol is involved in fully half of all murders, accidental deaths, and suicides in the United States and in almost half of all fatal car accidents pg 58drug testing is possible now for about a dollar a test "in" Alabama All prisoners are now tested as soon as they are booked. The majority -no surprise- have drugs or alcohol in their blood All [...]


    13. Sigh. He's a cranky old guy who believes earnest garbage like 'this country was great a generation ago.' He's the rich white uncle who worked hard, made a ton of mistakes, recounts them here and now feels privileged to look down on the needy. Jackass? You bet, and proud of it. He espouses the retro-corrected mush of 'Leave it to Beaver' and its ilk as being authentic portrayals of American values. O'Reilly also has the #1 rated opinion program on a "news" network; not to be confused with a news [...]


    14. I've never watched Fox News nor (until this book) did I know anything about Bill O'Reilly. I enjoyed the historical context of his books The Killing of Patton and The Killing of Jesus and still would like to read Killing Lincoln. With that in mind I picked up the O'Reilly Factor at the local library, just to get a look into the person of Bill O'Reilly himself. Written 14 years ago, it was interesting to see that O'Reilly had strong thoughts about the Clintons and Donald Trump even then. The book [...]


    15. I was under the impression this would be a read about Mr. O'Reilly's views of American Life-I was wrong. This was, primarily, a book about Mr. O'Reilly's life and experiences. Parts were interesting and mildly entertaining, but most of it was a snooze fest into O'Reilly egomania. If you wish to know many boring details from Mr. O'Reilly's childhood and job history experiences, with him acting like a jackass most of the way, this is definitely the book for you.


    16. Love or Hate the man he speaks the truth as he sees it and I give him a lot of credit for that. This book was excellent though I may not agree with everything the man says he does it with a passion for his views. The book was a good read and well worth taking a look at. O'Reilly gives you what he deems worthy of sharing and I liked that about the book.


    17. This month, I endeavour to read books by others I do not share ideology with, and Bill O'Reilly was my first one. It was a difficult book for me to get through, it seemed that the author was just writing things to be provocative for shock value only.Simply disappointing.



    18. To be fair, this book has the Good, the Bad and the Ridiculous. When I say that, I mean the author's views more so than issues he was talking about when he wrote this. The United States of America has always had triumphs, failures and stupidity. I didn't really care too much about the topics he was talking about as much as his response to them and his worldview. I read this book to discover his view of life and politics. So what did I think?The Good: Bill O'Reilly does not shy away from being tr [...]


    19. The book is about Bill O’Reilly’s opinions of America. Bill discusses race, class, sex, politics, etc. in his book. Bill writes that “ The class system as related to race plays a role”. This is where I disagree with Bill. O’reilly thinks that your race will determine how much money you will make if you're in the middle class. He also feels that whatever class you’re born into, will be the class you remain in. But the book is alright but overall we did not like it he does speak some t [...]


    20. The book is about Bill O’Reilly’s opinions of America. Bill discusses race, class, sex, politics, etc. in his book. Bill writes that “ The class system as related to race plays a role”. This is where I disagree with Bill. O’reilly thinks that your race will determine how much money you will make if you're in the middle class. He also feels that whatever class you’re born into, will be the class you remain in. But the book is alright but overall we did not like it he does speak some t [...]


    21. The book is about Bill O’Reilly’s opinions of America. Bill discusses race, class, sex, politics, etc. in his book. Bill writes that “ The class system as related to race plays a role”. This is where I disagree with Bill. O’reilly thinks that your race will determine how much money you will make if you're in the middle class. He also feels that whatever class you’re born into, will be the class you remain in. But the book is alright but overall we did not like it he does speak some t [...]


    22. Although this book is clearly a bit dated when it comes to some references, I think the overall principles behind the book have value and insight to American society and definitely kept me reading. I may not agree with all of it, especially with opinions on those in the entertainment industry, but overall I found it worth reading.


    23. Shrill O'Reilly has the intellectual chops of a toaster pastry. Yet another bunch of crap from this self-obsessed mental lackwit.


    24. Reading this book eight years after it was published (before 9/11) gives it an interesting perspective. Here and there he makes a point. Also, sometimes he says things that are surprising, like complimenting Susan Sarandon on her charitable work. Would his forced drug treatment idea he suggests in Chapter 5 work? I’m curious to ask someone who would know more about it.His first chapter discusses feelings of inadequacy he developed toward people of higher economic and social classes as he grew [...]


    25. “The O’Reilly Factor,” written by Bill O’Reilly in 2000, is the second in a list of books he’s written, since he began his Fox News nightly show, which now has become the most viewed show on cable television. The first book he wrote was called The No Spin Zone, which he penned a year earlier.In “The O’Reilly Factor,” O’Reilly is his old irascible self ( writing with wit) twenty chapters on various subjects like “The Class Factor,” “The Money Factor,” “The Sex Factor, [...]


    26. When I came across Bill O’Reilly’s The O’Reilly Factor, I decided to give it a shot. The book wasn’t that long, and O’Reilly talks about politics on his show of the same name. I thought maybe I’d get some insight on how things work in Washington, D.C and I’d be broadening my horizons as I’m not a fan of Fox News.Instead, except for some potshots at President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton (and others, including Republicans), the book offers O’Reilly’s view on . . . well, a [...]


    27. Although I don't agree with all of O'Reilly views, he makes some compelling arguments. Best of all, he backs up his discussions with facts. You can debate the type of solution to a problem, but he'll have you agreeing that there IS a problem. I love his TV show (The O'Relly Factor), and his book is written in much the same vein. This book is very easy to read. He writes about various "factors" that affect our country and it's inhabitants. His topics (chapters) include Class, Money, Sex, Media, S [...]


    28. Love him or hate him, the book was typical "Bill O'Reilly". Pompous, outspoken and perhaps in love with himself? I give O'Reilly credit for his book writing skills but he comes across in some of his books as an Ann Landers or a know it all. Seems like Bill is married with a daughter, but doesn't comment on either one of his family as much as he does in some books about his parents and upbringing. This book was very critical and demeaning of former president, Bill Clinton which grew a bit stale t [...]


    29. I learned a lot about Mr. O'Reilly. At times i think this book is interesting, and even motivating to get involved. At other times, i feel like i was just reading complaints or shallow insults about others. I think his style is good and I appreciate the straight shooting from Bill, just keep in mind that its from Bill, so it may not align with what i would call accurate shooting on every topic.


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