The No Spin Zone

The No Spin Zone

True to its title, The No Spin Zone cuts through all the rhetoric that some of O’Reilly’s most infamous guests have spewed to expose what’s really on their minds, while sharing plenty of his own emphatic counterpoints along the way.

Author: Bill O'Reilly

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: UVA:X004938394

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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Bill O’Reilly is even madder today than when he wrote his last book, The O’Reilly Factor, and his fans love him even more. He’s mad because things have gone from bad to worse in politics, in Hollywood, in every social stratum of the nation. True to its title, The No Spin Zone cuts through all the rhetoric that some of O’Reilly’s most infamous guests have spewed to expose what’s really on their minds, while sharing plenty of his own emphatic counterpoints along the way. Shining a searing spotlight on public figures from President George W. Bush and Senator Hillary Clinton to the Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to his former CBS News colleague Dan Rather, The No Spin Zone is laced with the kind of straight-shooting commentary that has made O’Reilly the voice of middle America’s disenfranchised.
Categories: Political Science

The No Spin Zone

The No Spin Zone

the No Spin zone CONFRONTATIONS WITH THE POWERFUL AND FAMOUS IN AMERICA BILL O'REILLY AFTERWORD BY JAMES ELLROY BROADWAY BOOKS | New York Contents Title Page Dedication Epigraph Opening Bell CHAPTER ONE “You. Front Cover.

Author: Bill O'Reilly

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780767911016

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 351

On the heels of his runaway New York Times bestseller, The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly delivers another strong dose of no-holds-barred advice and the unvarnished truth for America. Bill O’Reilly is even madder today than when he wrote his last book The O’Reilly Factor–and his fans love him even more. He’s mad because things have gone from bad to worse, in politics, in Hollywood, in every social stratum of the nation. True to its title, The No-Spin Zone cuts through all the rhetoric that some of O’Reilly’s most infamous guests have spewed to expose what’s really on their minds, while sharing plenty of his own emphatic counterpoints along the way. Shining a searing spotlight on public figures from President George W. Bush and Senator Hillary Clinton to the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and his former CBS News colleague Dan Rather, The No-Spin Zone is laced with the kind of straight-shooting commentary that has made O’Reilly the voice of middle America’s disenfranchised. Examining sex and violence in the media and the tarnished legacy of the Clintons with the same feistiness as the death penalty (which he opposes) and timid national news organizations that roll over for the powerful, Bill O’Reilly delivers not only his opinions, but the documented attitudes of the country’s movers and shakers as well. It demonstrates just why O’Reilly has become the most successful, the most controversial, the most beloved (by some), and the most disliked (by others) figure in television news today_and a culture hero to tens of millions of everyday Americans. And that’s fact, not spin.
Categories: Political Science

The Republican Noise Machine

The Republican Noise Machine

In his book The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America, O'Reilly reprints transcripts from his favorite interviews. The subjects range from “sexual deviants who prey on children” “the legacy of Bill Clinton ...

Author: David Brock

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9781400080861

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 434

In The Republican Noise Machine, David Brock skillfully documents perhaps the most important but least understood political development of the last thirty years: how the Republican Right has won political power and hijacked public discourse in the United States. Brock, a former right-wing insider and the author of the New York Times bestseller Blinded by the Right, uses his keen understanding of the strategies, tactics, financing, and personalities of the American right wing to demonstrate how the once-fringe phenomenon of right-wing media has all but subsumed the regular media conversation, shaped the national consciousness, and turned American politics sharply to the right. Brock documents how in the last several decades the GOP built a powerful media machine--newspapers and magazines, think tanks, talk radio networks, op-ed columnists, the FOX News Channel, Christian Right broadcasting, book publishers, and high-traffic internet sites--to sell conservatism to the public and discredit its opponents. This unabashedly biased multibillion-dollar communications empire disregards journalistic ethics and universal standards of fairness and accuracy, manufacturing "news" that is often bought and paid for by a tight network of corporate-backed foundations and old family fortunes. By dissecting the appeal, techniques, and reach of the booming right-wing media market, Brock demonstrates that it is largely based on bigotry, ignorance, and emotional manipulation closely tied to America’s longstanding cultural divisions and the buying power of anti-intellectual traditionalists. From the disputed 2000 presidential election to the war with Iraq to the political battles of 2004, Brock's penetrating analysis of right-wing media theories and methodology reveals that the Republican Right views the media as an extension of a broader struggle for political power. By tracing the political impact of right-wing media, Brock shows how disproportionate conservative influence in the media is integrally linked to the Republican Right’s current domination of all three branches of government, to the propping up of the Bush administration, and to the inability of Democrats to voice their opposition to this political sea change or to compete on an even playing field. As only an ex-conservative intimately familiar with the imperatives of the American right wing could, David Brock suggests ways in which concerned Americans can begin to redress the conservative ascendancy and cut through the propagandistic fog. Writing with verve and deep insight, he reaches far beyond typical bromides about media bias to produce an invaluable account of the rise of right-wing media and its political consequences. Promising to be the political book of the year, The Republican Noise Machine will transform the raging yet heretofore unsatisfying debate over the politics of the media for years to come.
Categories: Political Science

Evolution Versus Revolution

Evolution Versus Revolution

Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis, Schooling in Capitalist America: Educational Reform and the Contradictions of ... Bill O'Reilly, The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America (New York: Three Rivers Press, ...

Author: Melvyn L. Fein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351521352

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

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Revolutionary and evolutionary theorists have very different views about change; Fein writes in favour of evolution. He proposes an integrated model of social evolution, one that accounts for the complexity, inconclusiveness, and impediments that characterize social transformations.This multi-dimensional approach recognizes that change is always saturated in conflict. Major changes are rarely initiated by conscious decisions that are automatically implemented; power and morality generally control the direction that significant alterations take. Fein explains how the social generalist dilemma places our need for both flexibility and stability in opposition to each other such that non-rational mechanisms are needed to produce a solution. He also describes how an "inverse force rule" dictates that small societies are bound together by strong social forces, whereas large ones are secured by weak forces. This suggests that social roles are likely to become professionalized over time.If social change is, in fact, analogous to natural rather than artificial selection, we may be in the midst of an only partially predictable middle class revolution. Indeed, the current impasse between liberals and conservatives may be evidence that we are in the consolidation phase of this process. Should this be the case, a paradigm shift, not a classical revolution, is in our future.
Categories: Social Science

Modern Jeremiahs

Modern Jeremiahs

Pp. 45—55 in The American Puritan Imagination: Essays in Revaluation, edited by Sacvan Bercovitch. Cambridge: Cambridge University ... The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America. New York: Broadway Books, ...

Author: Mark Stephen Jendrysik

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781461633792

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This book identifies where modern Jeremiahs place the sources of national decline and their purposed solutions and its analysis also reveals the central problem faced by this form of writing: the need to balance condemnation of certain practices within the democratic polity with calls for repentance. For these writers and political actors, the tensions created by these demands prove impossible to resolve, as the modern jeremiad further divides an already divided nation.
Categories: Social Science

Why Conservatives Tell Stories and Liberals Don t

Why Conservatives Tell Stories and Liberals Don t

Rhetoric, Faith, and Vision on the American Right David M Ricci ... O'Reilly, The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America (New York: Broadway, 2001), p. 11. There is no footnote for this anecdote. 133.

Author: David M Ricci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317248965

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 928

Why do conservatives tell stories? Because it helps them win elections and assail liberal policies like health care reform and economic stimulus. "Why" is important, but the "what" and the "how" behind the stories that conservatives tell are equally interesting, and in this new book, David Ricci reveals all. He shows how conservative activists and candidates tell many tales that come together to project a large-scale story; a cultural narrative; a vision of what America is and what it should do to prosper socially, economically, and politically. Liberals, by contrast, tend to look for theories rather than stories, for mathematical explanations rather than theological axioms, for data rather than anecdotes, and for statistics rather than homilies. The difference is paradoxical. Liberals are unlikely to fashion sweeping narratives that capture the public s attention and commitment. Yet conservatives may tell attractive stories like the ones that got us into Iraq that momentarily capture voter support but end up costing the country more than it can afford."
Categories: Political Science

Us against Them

Us against Them

The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America. New York: Broadway Books, 2001. Owen, Diana. “Who's Talking? Who's Listening? The New Politics of Radio Talk Shows.” Pp. 127-146 in Broken Contract: Changing ...

Author: Randy Bobbitt

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781461634652

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 318

Us against Them examines the phenomenon of talk radio and the role that it plays in the American political process as well as popular culture. Utilizing historical accounts of the industry's growth, biographies of well-known hosts, and interviews with individuals working in the industry, Randy Bobbitt explores why people choose to listen to political talk instead of music when they turn on their radio.
Categories: Political Science

Kidding Around

Kidding Around

—Cultural Warrior. New York: Broadway, 2006. —The No-Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America. New York: Broadway, 2001. —The O'Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life.

Author: Alexander N. Howe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623560546

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 794

Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media is a collection of essays generated by a conference of the same title held at the University of the District of Columbia. The works gathered examine a variety of children's media, including texts produced for children (e.g., children's books, cartoons, animated films) as well as texts about children(e.g., feature-length films, literature, playground architecture, parenting guides). The primary goal of Kidding Around is to analyze and contextualize contested representations of childhood and children in various twentieth- and twenty-first-century media while accounting for the politics of these narratives. Each of the essays gathered offers a critical history of the very notion of childhood, at the same time as it analyzes exemplary children's texts from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These chapters depart from various methodological approaches (including psychoanalytic, sociological, ecological, and historical perspectives), offering the reader numerous productive approaches for analyzing the moments of cultural conflict and impasse found within the primary works studied. Despite the fact that today children are one of the most coveted demographics in marketing and viewership, academic work on children's media, and children in media, is just beginning. Kidding Around assembles experts from this inchoate field, opening discussion to traditional and non-traditional children's texts.
Categories: Social Science

The Man Who Would Not Shut Up

The Man Who Would Not Shut Up

O'Reilly's second book, a best seller published in 2001, The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America, was a compendium of his favorite interviews, including sessions with the noted philosopher Sean “Puff ...

Author: Marvin Kitman

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466855052

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 337

View: 837

Fair? Balanced? To some, Bill O'Reilly is a semi-demented cable TV talk show host who can be an obnoxious, insufferable, opinionated, rude loudmouth whose views, the kinder ones say, are typical right-wing drivel. But there is much more to O'Reilly than what meets eye. O'Reilly is the paradigm of idiosyncrasy in television journalism. On the rough road to the top, O'Reilly learned how to give the public what it wants and thinks it needs. From his early education at the hands of nuns to an advanced degree in public policy from Harvard, from working at local television stations and rising through the ranks to network news, O'Reilly spent nearly twenty-five years learning his craft before he became an overnight star at Fox News. In this very intimate look at the man and what matters to him, veteran media critic Marvin Kitman explores all the experiences that led to the making of Bill O'Reilly—a nonconformist in a business that demands conformity as the price of success, and a man who has risen to the top by not playing by the rules of broadcast news. Kitman shows that O'Reilly is not a knee-jerk conservative, but an "independent" freethinker with a mind of his own, and he believes what journalism needs is more Bill O'Reillys. Not screamers, the blowhards like the current O'Reilly clones rushed on the air since his success, but trained journalists, reporting the news and telling us why, in their opinion, the world is a crazy place. Supported by twenty-nine interviews with O'Reilly, Marvin Kitman chronicles a descent from reporter of news to spewer of views.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Cockeyed Education

Cockeyed Education

NYC drivers named America's most aggressive. June 16, 2009. MSNBC. ... The audacity of hope: Thoughts on reclaiming the American dream. New York: Crown. ... The no spin zone: Confrontations with the powerful and famous in America.

Author: Gerard Giordano

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607094340

Category: Education

Page: 175

View: 469

This book enables readers to differentiate substantive from cockeyed suggestions for improving schools.. It directs them to the suggestions that scholastic experts, politicians, and members of the public have made.
Categories: Education