Comments on: O’Reilly: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (or Else!!) http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=8863 A rough draft of my thoughts... Mon, 08 May 2006 19:19:11 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.5.1.2 by: bryan http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=8863#comment-332017 Thu, 08 Dec 2005 22:21:16 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=8863#comment-332017 What would media matters do without Bill O'Reilly. He keeps an entire industry in business. What would media matters do without Bill O’Reilly. He keeps an entire industry in business.

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by: The Misanthrope http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=8863#comment-331827 Thu, 08 Dec 2005 18:46:55 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=8863#comment-331827 O'Reilly is really just a windbag who knows how to promote himself. You nailed this one perfectly. O’Reilly is really just a windbag who knows how to promote himself. You nailed this one perfectly.

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by: Dr. Steven Taylor http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=8863#comment-331826 Thu, 08 Dec 2005 17:49:33 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=8863#comment-331826 Scott, First, I am not sure how critiquing O'Reilly would translate into a defense, even by omission, of the others listed. However, I will say that O'Reilly is the one who especially plays the populist card in which he is the direct and proclaimed defender of "The Folks." Scott,

First, I am not sure how critiquing O’Reilly would translate into a defense, even by omission, of the others listed. However, I will say that O’Reilly is the one who especially plays the populist card in which he is the direct and proclaimed defender of “The Folks.”

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by: Joe Mucia http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=8863#comment-331819 Thu, 08 Dec 2005 16:43:08 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=8863#comment-331819 I can't stand Bill O'Reilly either. I used to watch him (about 3 years ago), but now I got fed up with him. There is no better poster boy for demagoguery than O'Reilly. I can’t stand Bill O’Reilly either. I used to watch him (about 3 years ago), but now I got fed up with him. There is no better poster boy for demagoguery than O’Reilly.

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by: Richard Scott Nokes http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=8863#comment-331818 Thu, 08 Dec 2005 16:38:23 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=8863#comment-331818 Steven, I hate O'Reilly too -- I can't stand the sight of him, to be honest -- but how is his “me versus the powerful” shtick any different than, say, that of any news anchor? What's the difference between the cliche press claim to "speak truth to power" and O'Reilly's boasting, other than register? Cross Dan Rather's sanctimonious with Chris Matthews's in-your-face style, add a dash of Joe Scarborough populism, and you get Bill O'Reilly. Steven,

I hate O’Reilly too — I can’t stand the sight of him, to be honest — but how is his “me versus the powerful” shtick any different than, say, that of any news anchor? What’s the difference between the cliche press claim to “speak truth to power” and O’Reilly’s boasting, other than register? Cross Dan Rather’s sanctimonious with Chris Matthews’s in-your-face style, add a dash of Joe Scarborough populism, and you get Bill O’Reilly.

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