BILL O'REILLY CHRISTMAS RAGE
William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. (born September the 10th,
1949) is an American television host, author, historian, journalist,
syndicated columnist, and political commentator. He was the
host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on
the Fox News Channel.
During the late 1970s and 1980s, he worked as a news reporter
for various local television stations in the United States and
eventually for CBS News and ABC News. From 1989 to 1995, he
was anchor of the entertainment news program Inside Edition.
O'Reilly is widely considered a conservative commentator,
though some of his positions diverge from conservative
orthodoxy. O'Reilly is registered as a member of the
Independence Party of New York, and was formerly registered
as a Republican and characterizes himself as a "traditionalist."
O'Reilly is the author of over a dozen books, and hosted
The Radio Factor until early 2009.
O'Reilly's early television news career included reporting and
anchoring positions at WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania,
where he also reported the weather. At WFAA-TV in Dallas,
O'Reilly was awarded the Dallas Press Club Award for
excellence in investigative reporting. He then moved to KMGH-
TV in Denver, where he won a local Emmy Award for his
coverage of a skyjacking. O'Reilly also worked for KATU in
Portland, Oregon, WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut, and WNEV-
TV (now WHDH-TV) in Boston.
In 1980 O'Reilly anchored the local news-feature program 7:30
Magazine at WCBS-TV in New York. Soon after, as a WCBS
News anchor and correspondent, he won his second local
Emmy, for an investigation of corrupt city marshals. In 1982 he
was promoted to the network as a CBS News correspondent.
For CBS, O'Reilly covered the wars in El Salvador on location,
and in the Falkland Islands from his base in Buenos Aires,
Argentina. O'Reilly left CBS over a dispute concerning the
uncredited use in a report by Bob Schieffer of footage of a riot in
response to the military junta's surrender, shot by O'Reilly's crew
in Buenos Aires shortly after the conclusion of the war. In 1986,
O'Reilly joined ABC News as a correspondent. He had delivered a eulogy for his friend Joe Spencer, an ABC News correspondent who died in a helicopter crash on January the 22nd ,1986, enroute to covering the Hormel meat packer strike. ABCNews president
Roone Arledge, who attended Spencer's funeral, decided to hire O'Reilly after hearing the eulogy. At ABC, O'Reilly hosted daytime news briefs that previewed stories to be reported on the day's World News Tonight and worked as a general assignment reporter for ABC News programs, including Good Morning America, Nightline, and World
News tonight. O'Reilly has said that his interest and style in media came from
several CBS and ABC personalities, including Mike Wallace, Howard Cosell,
Dick Snyder and Peter Jennings.
Salary 2016 – Estimated salary from Fox News – $25,000,000
Royalties 2014 – Estimated from book sales – $28,000,000
Salary 2013 – salary from The O’Reilly Factor – $20,000,000
Salary 2012 – salary from The O’Reilly Factor – $15,000,000
Salary 2009 – salary from The O’Reilly Factor – $10,000,000
"TITTER YE NOT"
Why did a female producer
at Fox News file a sexual
harassment suit against Bill O'Reily.
Because he asked if her
breasts were "fair and
When a visitor to a small town
in Georgia came upon a wild
dog attacking a young boy,
he quickly grabbed the animal and choked it to death with
his bare hands.
Bill O'Reilly saw this happen, congratulated the man and told him he wanted him on his show for a story called,
"Valiant Local Man Saves Child by Killing Vicious Animal."
The hero told Bill that he
wasn't from that town.
"Well, then," Bill said, the
show segment will be called,
'Georgia Man Saves Child by Killing Dog'."
"Actually," the man said, "I'm
"In that case," Bill said in a
huff, "the story will be called,
'Yankee Kills Family Pet'."
How many Fox News
journalists does it take to
change a light bulb?
"We just report the facts, we don't change them."
Your mom was right when she told you never to
discuss politics and religion because emotions run so high in those arenas. Especially religion.
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O'Reilly's life and career have not been without controversy. Progressive media watch dog organizations such as Media Matters and
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting have criticized O'Reilly's reporting on a variety of issues, accusing him of distorting facts and using misleading or erroneous statistics.
After the September the 11th attacks, O'Reilly accused the United Way of America and American Red Cross of failing to deliver millions of dollars in donated money, raised by the organizations in the name of the disaster, to the families of those killed in the attacks.
O'Reilly reported that the organizations misrepresented their intentions for the money being raised by not distributing all of the 9/11 relief fund to the victims. Actor George Clooney responded, accusing O'Reilly of misstating facts and harming the relief effort by inciting "panic" among potential donors.
Beginning in 2005, O'Reilly periodically denounced George Tiller, a Kansas-based physician who specialized in second-and third-trimester abortions, often referring to him as "Tiller the baby killer". Tiller was murdered on May the 31st, 2009, by Scott Roeder, an
anti-abortion activist. Critics such as Salon.com's Gabriel Winant have asserted that O'Reilly's anti-Tiller rhetoric helped to create an atmosphere of violence around the doctor. Jay Bookman of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote that O'Reilly "clearly went overboard in his condemnation and demonization of Tiller", but added that to link O'Reilly" to Tiller's murder was wrong. O'Reilly has responded to the criticism by saying "no back pedaling here every single thing we said about Tiller was true."
O'Reilly was the main inspiration for comedian Stephen Colbert's
satirical character on the Comedy Central show The Colbert Report,
which featured Colbert in a "full-dress parody" of The O'Reilly Factor.
On the show, Colbert referred to O'Reilly as "Papa Bear". O'Reilly
and Colbert exchanged appearances on each other's shows in
Speaking on ABC's Good Morning America on March the 18th, 2003,
O'Reilly promised that "if the Americans go in and over throw
Saddam Hussein and it's claim of weapons of mass destruction ...
I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush
administration again. "In another appearance on the same program
on February the 10th, 2004, O'Reilly responded to repeated requests
for him to honor his pledge:
"My analysis was wrong and I'm sorry. I
was wrong. I'm not pleased about it at all. " With regard to never
again trusting the current U.S. government, he said, "I am much
more skeptical of the Bush administration now than I was at that
In early 2007, researchers from the Indiana University School of Journalism published a report that analyzed his "Talking Points Memo" segment. Using analysis techniques developed in the 1930s by the Institute for Propaganda Analysis, the study concluded that he used propaganda, frequently engaged in name calling, and consistently cast non-Americans as threats and never "in the role of victim or hero. " He responded, asserting that "the terms 'conservative', 'liberal', 'left', 'right', 'progressive', 'traditional' and 'centrist' were considered name-calling if they were associated with a problem or social ill." The study's authors said that those terms were only considered name-calling when linked to derogatory qualifiers. Fox News producer Ron Mitchell wrote an op-ed in which he accused the study's authors of seeking to manipulate their research to fit a predetermined outcome. Mitchell argued that by using tools developed for examining propaganda, the researchers presupposed that he propagandized.
On April 19, 2017, Fox News announced that O'Reilly would not return to their primetime lineup amid public reporting on the tens of millions of dollars he paid to settle the sexual harassment claims of six women. The show continued, rebranded as The Factor, now hosted by Dana Perino. On the same day, Fox announced that Tucker Carlson's show would be airing an hour earlier to take over O'Reilly's position, and that The Five will replace Tucker Carlson's usual time at 9 p.m. with a new co-host Jesse Watters. After O'Reilly was fired, the financial markets responded positively to the decision by Fox News, and its parent company 21st Century Fox rose over two percent in the stock market the next day.
Post-Fox News career
O'Reilly launched a podcast called No Spin News on April 24, 2017, after his departure from Fox News. In August 2017, O'Reilly began digitally streaming a video version of No Spin News.
In May 2017, O'Reilly began to appear as a recurring Friday guest on the Glenn Beck Radio Program.
In June 2017, O'Reilly and Dennis Miller co-headlined the public speaking tour, "The Spin Stops Here."
O'Reilly made his first appearance on Fox News since his sacking on September 26, 2017, being interviewed by Sean Hannity.
O'Reilly was married to Maureen E. McPhilmy, a public relations executive. They met in 1992, and their wedding took place in St. Brigid Parish of Westbury, New York on November 2, 1996. They have a daughter, Madeline (born 1998), and a son, Spencer (born 2003).
The couple separated on April 2, 2010, and were divorced on September 1, 2011.
Domestic violence accusation from daughter
In May 2015, court transcripts from O'Reilly's custody trial with ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy revealed signs of domestic violence
within the household—O'Reilly's daughter testified to a forensic examiner that she witnessed O'Reilly choking McPhilmy and dragging her down the stairs of their home by her neck, apparently unaware that the daughter was watching. In light of the allegation, O'Reilly issued a statement through his attorney describing the account as "100% false" and declined to comment further in order "to respect the court-mandated confidentiality put in place to protect his children". In February 2016, O'Reilly lost a bid for custody of both of his children.