October 30, 2004
While I agree with Tim Rutten that both Bill O'Reilly and William Bennett are "a melancholy -- even pitiable -- pair," I must disagree that it's "hard to gloat over [their] problems" ["Preaching Virtues From Glass Houses," Oct. 23]. The problem with O'Reilly, Bennett, et al., is not just that they set themselves up as the moral police, but their insistence that anyone who disagrees with them is not different, but wrong. Even worse is their insulting and, frankly, stupid suggestion that personal morality and virtue go hand-in-hand with right-wing political beliefs.
September 30, 2000
So Howard Rosenberg doesn't like Bill O'Reilly, of Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" ("O'Reilly's Ridiculous Factor," Sept. 25). He thinks that O'Reilly is opinionated, picky and just plain not a good writer. Well, I have spent several years reading Rosenberg's adoring ruminations on television's wasteland, and I have three words for him: Pot. Kettle. Black. MARK MARTIN Eagle Rock Rosenberg's critique of O'Reilly was too flattering. He failed to mention his venomously poisonous, hatred-spewing diatribes that he unleashes on the Clintons on his daily TV program.
April 7, 2007 |
Bill O'Reilly and Geraldo Rivera said Friday that there were no hard feelings after they engaged in a shouting match unusual even for a cable opinion program. No chairs flew and no noses were broken, but the finger-pointing verbal duel over illegal immigration on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" on Thursday night became a water-cooler topic the next day.
January 5, 2009
Re "Dream big," editorial, Jan. 1 I enjoyed your somewhat tongue-in-cheek editorial about your editors' 2009 wishes until I got to your penultimate wish about silencing Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly. I am no fan of any of those you seek to muzzle, and am glad to be free to choose not to listen to them. But to have the editorial board of what purports to be a bastion of 1st Amendment integrity, and the country's second-largest city's newspaper of record, make public a wish to silence a group of commentators whose views differ from its own is not humorous.
October 28, 2004 |
As of Wednesday, fans of MSNBC's Keith Olbermann had pledged $43,251.67 to a grass-roots "Save the Tapes" campaign to preserve any alleged audio evidence of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly talking lewdly to Fox News producer Andrea Mackris. Despite the lack of evidence that such tapes actually exist, hundreds of viewers and website readers have offered to donate anywhere from 2 cents to $1,000, Olbermann said.
October 23, 2008 |
Bill O'Reilly, the combative commentator who hosts the most-watched show in cable news, has extended his contract with Fox News for another four years, the network said Wednesday. The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" said he knew that if he retired, "my friends in the elite media would miss me greatly." O'Reilly will be making more than $10 million a year under his new contract, according to the Washington Post. For almost eight years, his bellicose manner and blunt style have made "The O'Reilly Factor" the most popular show in cable news.