Why I started This Web Site
First, I do not disagree with everything Bill O'Reilly says or does. I agree with him about 10 to 20 percent of the time, the other 80 to 90 percent of the time he is either spinning, or lying, or doing one sided biased interviews, or attacks on democrats only.
The main problems with O'Reilly are the lies he tells, the right-wing spin he uses, and the unfairness of his show. He is a journalist, he is part of the free press, the press of the people, by the people, and for the people. A journalist is supposed to be truthful and objective and be fair to both sides of the issues. O'Reilly is none of those, he lies about having a no spin zone, he lies about not being a conservative, he lies about being an independent, and he lies about being fair and balanced.
O'Reilly likes to point out how he is a news analyst, and how he does news analysis, I fully understand that. It still does not give him the right, to lie to the american people, by claiming he is, a fair and balanced independent journalist, with a no-spin zone, who denies being a conservative, while spinning his 99% right-wing views.
The Society of Professional Journalists Have a web site with the "code of ethics" for all journalists. Visit their web site below, and read the "code of ethics" for journalists, then ask yourself how many ethics violations O'Reilly has on a daily basis.
I have no problem with guys like Bob Novak, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Don Imus, etc. Why, because they admit they are conservative, they do not try to fool the american people into believing they are something they are not. They are proud conservatives, and they openly admit it, I respect that, and I respect their opinions, even though I disagree with most of their opinions.
I do not respect O'Reilly, because he will not admit he is a conservative. I would have no problem with him or his show, if he would just be honest to the american people about his ideology and his partisanship, and his spin.
If he would admit he is a conservative, admit he is not fair and balanced, admit he does not have a no spin zone, and admit he is not an independent, I would take www.oreilly-sucks.com offline. I would delete the entire web site in a heartbeat.
The problems I have with O'Reilly are the lies he tells the american people, under the cover of claiming to be, a fair and balanced independent journalist, in a no spin zone. If you read the articles on my web site (and watch the factor a few times) you will see many examples and proof of what I say. O'Reilly spins almost everything to the right, almost all his attacks are against democrats, and almost all his interviews are unfair to the democrat or the non-conservative. Try to remember the last time O'Reilly disagreed with a conservative, has he ever disagreed with a conservative ? He was asked by an e-mailer when he would attack a conservative for doing something wrong. His answer, I can't find any. Do you believe there is not one conservative in america he can find something to attack them for ?
Here are a couple examples:
He claims to be an independent, so why is he a featured writer for www.townhall.com ? The web site www.townhall.com, is a conservative only web site. He writes a weekly column for them and all his archived columns are there too. Yet he never says a word about this on his show or anywhere.
Here is the title from their site:
Town Hall: Conservative News and Information - The Conservative Movement Starts Here
Here is their columnists page:
Scroll down, and on the right you will see "Bill OReilly's" name listed right under Robert Novak and Marvin Olaskyas, as one of their 60 conservative columnists.
Then click on his name:
Here is the title from the page it takes you to -
Townhall.com: Conservative Columnists: Bill O'Reilly
Here is the Bill O'Reilly weekly columns, and archived comumns web page.
Why is a so-called independent listed as one of the 60 conservative columnists at the conservative only www.townhall.com ? He writes a regular column for them once a week, and his columns are archived there all the way back to 1-11-2001. They only have conservative columnists at www.townhall.com, in other words, no democrats, and no independents allowed. Yet O'Reilly still makes the unbelievable claim that he is not a conservative, despite tons of documented evidence to the contrary.
Why was he a registered republican his whole life until 2000, when the washington post published it ? Then he switched his party affiliation to independent. I even have a copy of his registration on my web site showing him registered as a republican.
Bill O'Reilly is a columnist for the conservative worldnetdaily.com, the conservative townhall.com, and a registered Republican (that is, until a week before the Washington Post published an article revealing his party registration--12/13/00).
Three days before the 2000 GOP convention, Bill O'Reilly gave the keynote speech at David Horowitz's conservative "Restoration Weekend" event, where he was introduced by Republican congressmember Jack Quinn. Sean Hannity also spoke at the gathering, described by the Washington Times (6/30/00) as the "premiere political event for conservative thinkers."
How many independents were at the conservative "restoration weekend" zero would be my best guess.
I have many, many, more examples just like that proving O'Reilly is a conservative. Yet he continues to play, the lie and spin, and decieve the american people game, I just want him to stop lying about not being a conservative. He pretends to be an independent, then the people who are not as smart as some people, get fooled by his lies and his spin. They believe they are hearing the opinions and the facts from a non-partisan, objective, no-spin, independent, journalist. Why does he have to lie about being a conservative, what is he trying to hide. Why has he refused to have me on, as a guest on the factor, despite repeated e-mails from me asking to be on.
That is my main problem with O'Reilly, his lie about not being a conservative.
I want the free press that our constitution gave us, to be truly fair and balanced. I want it to be objective and fair to both sides with no spin. I want the journalists in america to be honest and objective, but if they are partisan, I want them to admit it, and be truthful with the american people.
I do not want the media to be liberal or conservative, I want it to be right down the middle. I want them to report the news, all the news, not just part of the news, and I want the media to be a watchdog on the government like our founding fathers intended them to be. Our 24 hour cable TV news channels have been hijacked from the american people, by the conservative station owners, the producers, the editors, and the corporations.
It is no longer the free press, it is the profit press. The media is supposed to report the news to the american people in a non-biased, non-partisan, objective way, then we can be an informed voter when we cast out ballots. What we have now is a one-sided unfair and un-free press. The media has lost it's fairness and it's balance. The media is supposed to be about reporting the news, they are not supposed to be in the business of profits and ratings, or making the news.
Look at MSNBC, they are moving to the far right at lightning speeds, they want to be another FOX news. They don't care about informing the people, or being a watchdog on the government, they just want ratings and profits, and to hell with informing the people. That is not what a free press was supposed to do.
The FOX News slogan "Fair and Balanced" is at best laughable. Nobody believes it, so why do they say it. You have to be deaf, dumb, and blind, to believe FOX news is actually fair and balanced. Their news copy reads like Karl Rove wrote it. They should just save some money and cut out the middle man. The FOX news channel should hire Karl Rove to write the news copy, and hire Ari Fleischr to read it. They would accomplish the same result at half the price. Why don't they just drop the fair and balanced crap, and admit they are a conservative news channel. I would respect them more if they did that, I now give them no respect for spewing out the fair and balanced propaganda.
When the founding fathers added the right to a free press into the 1st amendment, they did not want it to turn into what it has become today. They are probably rolling over in their graves, at what the so-called free press has turned into.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I just want an honest media, I want them to be fair and equal to both political parties. I want them to report the news in a non-biased, non-partisan, objective way.
I think we can all agree on that, right ?
I want the people in the media to stop lying to us, stop censoring the news they report, and stop pretending to be what they are not. Three or four months ago I was getting 300 to 500 hits a day, that has increased greatly in the last two months. I am now averaging 800 to 900 hits a day, I had 25,101 hits last month. A lot of people in america want to see the truth about O'Reilly, and they are coming to my web site in great numbers to find it.
Bill O'Reilly has enraged a lot of americans lately with his mexican "wetback" comments and his treatment of anti-war protestors, the Jeremy Glick interview, the double standards and the lies on the pepsi boyctt, calling anti-war protestors un-american, etc. Who under the 1st amendment have a right to peaceably assemble. I don't know if you saw this but O'Reilly has backed off from calling war protestors un-american, I applaud him for that.
Factor Talking Points - 2-27-03 -
Hi, I'm Bill O'Reilly. Thank you for watching us tonight.
I made a mistake yesterday. Can you believe it? That's the subject of this evening's Talking Points Memo.
For those of you who say I'm never wrong, I never admit I'm wrong, well, you're wrong, because I was wrong when I said that Americans who continue demonstrating against the war once the shooting begins are being un-American. I'm taking that back.
The word un-American implies some kind of lasting stigma and is a word of intimidation. Thus it is the wrong word to use in this scenario.
People who lawfully dissent should never be labeled un-American. Instead, I will call those who publicly criticize our country in a time of military crisis, which this is, bad Americans and it is my constitutional right to make that judgment and you are free to agree or disagree. You can call me a bad American for making the judgment.
BTW, That is the first time in the 6 years of the O'Reilly factor he has ever admitted he was wrong. I have watched the factor every night for about 5 years, so I know what I am talking about. I still watch the factor every single night, I am disabled from an on the job injury so I can do this.
I repeat, if Bill O'Reilly would admit he is a conservative, admit he does not have a no spin zone, admit he is neither fair nor balanced, and admit he is not an independent, I will take www.oreilly-sucks.com offline. I would delete the entire web site in a heartbeat. Until then, I will continue to document the lies, the spin, the bias, and the partisanship by Bill O'Reilly and the FOX news channel.
Or until Bush has Ashcroft come get me, lol.
P.S. That was a joke Heir Ashcroft...............