January 6, 2011 |
Super Bowl Sunday will feature more than one marquee matchup in 2011. A Fox News spokeswoman and the White House each confirm that Bill O'Reilly, host of the Fox News Channel's top-rated prime-time show, will interview President Obama as part of the Fox network's pregame show before the NFL championship game on Feb. 6. The news was first posted by the Drudge Report. It won't be the first time Obama has sat down with "The Factor" host. During the 2008 presidential campaign, O'Reilly interviewed the then-Democratic nominee in York, Pa., on the final night of the Republican National Convention.
February 4, 2010 |
Jon Stewart showed up alone for his showdown Wednesday afternoon with Bill O'Reilly. "Stewart, S-T-E-W-A-R-T," he told the security guard in the lobby of Fox News' midtown Manhattan headquarters. "I'm here to get crushed by O'Reilly." In fact, what unfolded over the next 40 minutes was a vigorous, policy-laden debate between two of television's most popular figures who hail from increasingly polarized political worlds. Their discussion careened between talk of tort reform, global warming and the trials of the 9/11 terrorists.
December 27, 2009
'Vampirism' just doesn't add up It was pretty jarring, to say the least, to be hit in the face by Michael Tolkin's angry anti-right, anti-God rant ["This Vampirism Is Made in America," Dec. 20]. What a pitiful attempt at political allegory. Who needs to hear such a hateful existentialist tirade, especially at this time of the year? I do not appreciate Tolkin's half-baked brand of allegorical logic either, and I was not at all surprised to learn that he coauthored the screenplay for the film "Nine."
February 7, 2011 |
In an interview with Bill O'Reilly, President Obama said Sunday that he's confident a new Egyptian government would continue to be a partner of the United States, and he again called on President Hosni Mubarak to allow for an orderly transition to a new representative government. "Egypt is not going to go back to what it was," Obama said during the interview on Fox's Super Bowl pregame telecast. "The Egyptian people want freedom, they want free and fair elections, they want a representative government, they want a responsive government.
October 31, 2004
Re "Bill O'Reilly, Producer Settle Harassment Case," Oct. 29: Bill O'Reilly is quoted as saying in regard to the sexual harassment lawsuit that was brought against him " ... and I will never speak of it again." Please tell us, Bill, when your new book will come out with the story. Walt Hauenstein Garden Grove
January 17, 2006 |
Got a bone to pick with Bill O'Reilly? The Fox News Channel talk-show host may be willing to debate you. O'Reilly said Monday that he was launching a contest to pick six people to debate him on his show next month. Interested viewers should e-mail their name and proposed topic to email@example.com by Feb. 8.
April 30, 2008 |
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is leaving no stone unturned in her efforts to gain ground before next Tuesday's Democratic presidential primaries in North Carolina and Indiana. Today, for the first time, the New York senator will sit down with Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly in South Bend, Ind. The two-part interview will air today and Thursday on "The O'Reilly Factor." -- Matea Gold
May 30, 2005
Re "Perhaps O'Reilly Is Wrong," editorial, May 24: It is demeaning for you to respond to Bill O'Reilly. And a waste of time. Do you think he will broadcast a retraction? He gets his ratings from keeping the arguments rolling -- or roiling. His program, like other "conflict-based" shout-matches, is a sorry imitation of the prototype, "The Jerry Springer Show." If those who disagree with O'Reilly would not show up to debate him, his show would wither. O'Reilly needs an antagonist to make it work.
March 30, 2003
Richard Beck Peacock demands proof of credentials for those commentators he describes as having "simply arrived at radio and TV stations with a provocative delivery" (Letters, March 23). Peacock goes on to cite "political science, history, or journalism from respected institutions" as some yardstick of authority. I take great pleasure in informing Peacock of the credentials of Bill O'Reilly: (a) a bachelor's in history, Marist College; (b) a master's in broadcast journalism, School of Communication, Boston University; (c)