Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Profile: Bill O'reilly

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Apologies for my lack of posting. To get back into the swing of things here is a new profile. I usually do my profiles in pairs but when you're talking Bill O'Reilly...

Bill O'Reilly is one of the most prolific and dominant pundits on the APF. He is host of a self-titled cable program on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor'. The show comprises many popular segments, among them: 'Talking Points Memo' and 'Pinheads & Patriots'. O'Reilly features fellow APF pundits Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham and Dennis Miller as guests and fill-in hosts. O'Reilly's presentation and show format is famously parodied by comedian Stephen Colbert.

Bill also hosts a radio program for Westwood One, 'The Radio Factor'.

Bill has written numerous books, many becoming #1 New York Times' Best Sellers:
1) Those Who Trespass: A Novel of Television and Murder, April 1998 (Novel)
2) The O'Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life, Sept 2000
3) The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America, Oct 2001
4) Who's Looking Out for You?, 2003
5) The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families, 2004
6) Culture Warrior, 2006
7) Kids Are Americans Too, 2007
8) A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity (2008)

Bill is best known for his bloviating and crusading persona, his boycotts and confrontational interviews. Bill has had some memorable clashes with guests and has long running feuds with critics (mostly from the left). These include: Liberal website 'Daily KOs' and APF personalities Keith Olbermann and Al Franken.

Bill O'Reilly was the anchor for the first version of CNN's Inside Edition. He has won numerous journalism awards including two Emmys and a National Headliner Award. Bill has a comprehensive personal website to manage his mini empire.

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