Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bill O'Reilly

Foolish People

News is becoming like the Jerry Springer Show.

It doesn't feel good to be labeled without evidence.

Famous Quotes


"Be quiet! I'm right and your wrong!"

"I stand for good! You stand for evil!"

Indiana University research study of, O'Reilly during a six-month period. Published in the Journal Journalism Studies...

"The seven propaganda devices include:

* Name calling -- giving something a bad label to make the audience reject it without examining the evidence;
* Glittering generalities -- the opposite of name calling;
* Card stacking -- the selective use of facts and half-truths;
* Bandwagon -- appeals to the desire, common to most of us, to follow the crowd;
* Plain folks -- an attempt to convince an audience that they, and their ideas, are "of the people";
* Transfer -- carries over the authority, sanction and prestige of something we respect or dispute to something the speaker would want us to accept; and
* Testimonials -- involving a respected (or disrespected) person endorsing or rejecting an idea or person."

This video is boring to me, but it's what's funded by a billion dollar media.

Roger Ebert wrote an article eloquently, entitled "The O'Reilly Procedure".

Excerpt: "There is little comfort to be had from today's polarized shouters. They are discontented, and they think you should be too. They inspire fear and suspicion. There is a conspiracy, and you are the target. Dark forces are at work. There was a time when ordinary Americans would have been deeply offended by the way O'Reilly speaks about their President--any President."

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