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Bill O'Reilly: 'Fox News is the Most Powerful Media Agency in the World' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 23rd 2010 5:35PM
Bill O'Reilly is easily the most watched and probably the most influential personality on Fox News. Does that make him the most powerful media figure in the world? Well, reading between the lines of what O'Reilly said on Monday's 'Factor' (weekdays, 8 PM ET on Fox News), he just might think that he is.

"Here at Fox we have emerged, and correct me if you think I'm wrong, but I think Fox News is the most powerful media agency in the world, not just the country, but in the world," O'Reilly said to media expert Bernie Goldberg.

Goldberg disagreed, suggesting the New York Times wields more influence because it sets the agenda of the traditional broadcast networks. O'Reilly countered by arguing that "Fox News can sway public opinion much faster than the New York Times."

What do you think? Has Fox News become the world's most powerful media organization?

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Bill Maher: Republican Party a Bunch of 'Religious Lunatics, Flat-Eathers and Civil War Reenactors' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 30th 2010 3:27PM
Bill Maher and Bill O'Reilly squared off on the state of conservatism in America on Wednesday night's 'The O'Reilly Factor' (weekdays, 8 PM ET on Fox News.)

O'Reilly began the segment by telling Maher that he remembered that Maher used to be a lot less liberal. Maher agreed, but said that wasn't because his political philosophy shifted, but rather because "the left moved to the center and the right moved into a mental institution."

"There used to be ideological differences that were understandable," Maher explained. "That has gone away."

"The Republican party now is just a bunch of religious lunatics, flat-earthers and Civil War reenactors,' Maher continued, making O'Reilly laugh with his characterization. "So I don't think it was me who changed so much."

Maybe someday Maher will tell us what he really thinks.

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Bill O'Reilly Explains Jon Stewart's Ongoing War With Fox News (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 22nd 2010 4:00PM
Bill O'Reilly tries to make sense out of Jon Stewart's ongoing war with Fox News on 'The O'Reilly Factor' (weekdays, 8PM ET on FNC), declaring Stewart as an emerging "point man for the left-wing media" who is "genuinely offended" by Fox News.

"With the decline of the New York Times and other liberal newspapers ... [Stewart] is now the face of the left on television. He's far more influential than Bill Maher, Michael Moore, all of these other bomb throwers. And he, himself, is smart," O'Reilly said.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Al Gore Ambushed by 'The O'Reilly Factor' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 13th 2010 1:55PM
Al Gore The O'Reilly FactorBill O'Reilly said he's been trying to get Al Gore on 'The O'Reilly Factor' (weekdays, 8PM on FNC) for 11 years with no luck. So what's a TV show host to do, ambush the potential guest. O'Reilly sent a correspondent to ambush the former vice president was going to lunch, but Gore doesn't bite and keeps his cool.

"I don't like ambush journalism," Gore said. After repeated questions from the Fox News employee, Gore said he would consider an appearance on the show, but ignored all other questions.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Bill O'Reilly Tones Down the Funny in Final Part of His Jon Stewart Interview

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 5th 2010 5:29PM
Bill O'Reilly wrapped up the final portion of his interview with Jon Stewart on last night's 'O'Reilly Factor' and if you tuned in hoping for a night of hilariousness, well...you still got it. But this time, you got it from the right person.

Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show', kept his trademark charm and wit at high volume during the third and final portion of their edited interview, even though the tone and substance of their discussion got a lot more serious.

And thankfully, O'Reilly put down his red nose and took off his clown make-up for this portion of the interview. As Joel mentioned yesterday, O'Reilly is painful to watch when he tries to be funny. Screw waterboarding; the NSA should have hired him as the emcee for their interrogations.

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Jon Stewart Talks Sarah Palin, Iran on 'The O'Reilly Factor' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 5th 2010 1:58AM
Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly on 'The O'Reilly Factor'Another Jon Stewart segment aired on 'The O'Reilly Factor' (weeknights, 8PM ET on FNC) (check out last night's), and the talk turned to Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, Iran, and the possibility of Bill O'Reilly running for President with Stewart as his Vice-Presidential running mate.

That's hard to wrap your head around, and no doubt some folks would rather have Stewart as President. Either way, both of these guys can be somewhat annoying. There, we've said it. How about a smackdown in the squared circle? A little 'Wrestlemania' action between these two would be awesome!

Watch the videos after the jump.

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Why Does Bill O'Reilly Keep Trying to Out-Funny Jon Stewart?

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 4th 2010 4:01PM
Bill O'Reilly has been on top of the cable news heap for fourteen years now, and for a good reason: whether you agree or not with his politics or his interview style, the man does a great job of putting his interview subjects on the spot and making them squirm. And, let's face it: squirmy interviews make for compelling TV.

One thing O'Reilly doesn't have is a sense of humor. At all. He's just too intense of a personality who takes himself too seriously to be funny. But, for some reason, whenever he gets in Jon Stewart's presence either on 'The Daily Show' or his own 'The O'Reilly Factor,' he spends half the interview belittling 'TDS' and its audience and trying to keep up with Stewart joke-for-joke instead of interviewing him on substance. And it never, ever works.

Here's the first half of the first part of his interview with Stewart, which aired on the 'Factor' last night. The second half is after the jump.

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Bill O'Reilly Points Finger at Jon Stewart on 'The O'Reilly Factor' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 4th 2010 2:30AM
The O'Reilly Factor, Jon StewartJon Stewart appeared on 'The O'Reilly Factor' (weeknights, 8PM and 11PM ET on FNC) last night, and was given a little what-for on how he presents Fox News on 'The Daily Show.' After some frightening finger-pointing by Bill O'Reilly, Stewart finally conceded a few things.

"Fox News is the most passionate and sells the clearest narrative of any news organization, if that's how ... are you still referring to it in that manner?" said Stewart.

O'Reilly answered, "Right, that's how the poll referred to it. Nobody had any problem with it. Only you."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jon Stewart Goes on 'The O'Reilly Factor' Tonight

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 3rd 2010 10:00AM
Jon Stewart on FoxIt isn't the first time that these two opposing television forces of Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly have collided. Their last match-up was in 2004. However, tonight on the Fox News Channel you can see the first of two parts of the big O'Reilly/Stewart smackdown during 'The O'Reilly Factor.' Two out of three falls! For the Championship of the World!

Well, maybe not any of that stuff, but it will likely be entertaining. Considering that I've watched O'Reilly on 'The Colbert Report' (Papa Bear came home) and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog on 'The O'Reilly Factor' (it was edited for content), I can't see this particular meeting of the minds as anything major.

Of the two, Stewart seems the more savvy but it's likely that O'Reilly will be the winner of any political debate that occurs. After all, he controls the editing room.

Oh please leave political rants in the comments! I beg you! Please, please, please!

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Latest 'Law & Order' Headline Is Ripped From Bill O'Reilly

by Scott Harris, posted Dec 14th 2009 5:00PM
Controversial talk show host Bill O'Reilly is involved in another spat. But does he have a point this time?

The latest feud involving the star of Fox's long-running opinion series 'The O'Reilly Factor' stems from last week's episode of 'Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit,' which revolved around a killer stalking the children of illegal immigrants. During the course of the episode, the suspect's defense lawyer, played by veteran television actor John Larroquette, argued that his client was incited to violence by the words of conservative pundits such as O'Reilly.

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Bill O'Reilly gets in snipefest with Law & Order

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 11th 2009 6:43PM
As part of his never-ending quest to make himself the news, the "Culture Warrior" has lobbed another fireball on the world of popular culture. This time it's Law & Order SVU creator Dick Wolf, because the show mentioned him.

This week's episode, titled "Anchor," featured a character who kills children birthed by illegal immigrants in America. His attorney, played by John Laroquette, fashions a defense that the TV and radio talking heads who rail against illegal immigrants are responsible for his actions. He even puts one on the stand, played by Bruce McGill, who seems to be channeling a Warner Bros. cartoon version of Lou Dobbs.

The attorney mentions O'Reilly by name, along with Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, as a "cancer spreading ignorance and hate." O'Reilly not only ripped Wolf a new one for working him into his show, but also brought in fellow pundit Laura Ingraham who frankly seemed more upset that she wasn't one of the name smeared in the episode like a jilted prom queen who only scores "Miss Congeniality". Well, darling, there's always Criminal Minds.

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First "Spill" O'Reilly, then ... who?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 30th 2009 9:30PM
Spill O'ReillyThere are a few definitive signs that you have become an icon in television news: getting a blog dedicated solely to your ties, winning an "Auto-Tune the News" award, and bringing the world the hilarious tale of an exploding whale.

Last week, Fox News' "No Spin" pundit Bill O'Reilly was cemented into fame when Sesame Street unveiled their "Spill O'Reilly," the newest talking head on the "Grouch News Network" that includes such greats as Walter Cranky, Dan Rather-not and Sally Messy Yuckayel.

This got me thinking...

Who will be the next pundit Grouch on "Sesame Street"?
Glenn Bleeccchhh113 (40.6%)
Keith Moldermann57 (20.5%)
Rachel Madandhow33 (11.9%)
Mucker Carlson3 (1.1%)
Sean Crankity35 (12.6%)
James Carvile32 (11.5%)
Sick Morris5 (1.8%)

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Sesame Street unveils new Bill O'Reilly character

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 26th 2009 2:36PM
Remember the brouhaha with Sesame Street over their alleged swipe at Fox News? Sesame Street has officially extended an olive branch.

Sherrie Westin, executive vice president of the Sesame Workshop, appeared on The O'Reilly Factor to explain the "Pox News" joke and unveil a new character that pays homage to "Papa Bear" as part of the show's long-standing Grouch journalism homages. Just so there's no confusion, the new Sesame Street character is the guy in the suit on the left, not the right, I think.

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Lou Dobbs Eyeing Career in Politics

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Nov 23rd 2009 2:00PM
Lou Dobbs is getting his political ducks in a row following his abrupt departure from CNN.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Dobbs has confirmed rumors that he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate -- and possibly even the White House.

It is no secret that Dobbs' outspoken views made for squabbles with new CNN bigwigs, and likely hastened Dobbs' departure from the 24-hour news hub. His frequent criticism of U.S. immigration policies led many civil rights groups to declare him racist and uncaring. And though Dobbs says that he does not doubt Obama's citizenship, he is famous for demanding to see the President's actual birth certificate, adding fuel to the fire of those who feel that the document might have been falsified in a cover up.

Dobbs' opinionated reporting style was no longer a good fit with a new, more neutral CNN. So, while keeping his radio show, Dobbs left television for the time being, preferring to "be more engaged," he said, expressing himself "fully and straightforwardly in the public arena no matter what I decide to do next."

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Lou Dobbs on 'The O'Reilly Factor': Former CNN Anchor Says He's "Partly to Blame" For Low Ratings

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Nov 16th 2009 11:30PM
Lou DobbsBill O'Reilly did not make his Fox News 'Factor' audience wait, starting off his hour-long show with a coveted sit down interview with Lou Dobbs. O'Reilly promised he'd find out why Dobbs left CNN so abruptly last week, after 27 years with the news network.

By way of introduction, O'Reilly speculated -- as only he can -- that Dobbs was likely pushed out due to his hard stance on illegal immigration and criticisms of the Obama administration. He even showed a clip of a recent 'Saturday Night Live' parody in which the Dobbs character renames CNN to a Spanish-friendly Si NN. O'Reilly then joyfully referred to his guest as "recently emancipated."

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