Big daddy Shapiro spews words of truth and knowledge as he covers political issues and current events. He will not - dare we say, cannot - be stopped. Out with the feelings, and in with the... See full summary »
If the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush Administration again, all right?
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I don't agree with some of the stuff he says but...
I do find it entertaining.
I like watching the one-sided interviews where some peon is getting pummeled on national television by a guy with decades of experience and preparation.
Things I don't like are when the Factor producers hound someone for a story. That's a bit much. And the shouting contests. And the interrupting. And the perpetuation of celebrity faux-news. But it's part of the show, like trailer-trash fights on "Jerry Springer" or ego-feeding and Hollywood.
Yes, I know the show is conservative, but I watch a bit of Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Glenn Beck, and Bill Maher's shows too. It's a good idea to listen to different opinions, even if (and especially because) you don't agree with them. Would anyone really WANT to watch a show where they smiled and nodded with every single thing the host had to say? It would be boring and pointless, not to mention preaching to the choir.
The fact that so many people hate O'Reilly is good for ratings, and not only that, it engages people and it helps people choose a side. And let's be honest, guys like O'Reilly, Maher, Beck, even Colbert are just different characters playing the same game, and it reminds me of pro-wrestling (except nobody takes those guys too seriously). It wouldn't be any fun if there were only 1 kind of personality on TV "bloviating", as Bill likes to say, about the news.
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