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It didn't take the old non-spinster long.
During Wednesday’s opening Talking Point segment of his first TV Factor of 2008, Bill O'Reilly began with what has become his daily fair and balanced bashing of John Edwards as a "crazed ideologue," then moved on to another standard target, The New York Times, and their editorial speaking to the "USA being in terrible shape."
To demonstrate how totally off base the Times was, Bill introduced the recent Gallup Poll which found that 80% of Americans are happy with their lot in life. "Call me crazy (not a problem)," said the No Spinster, "but I’d say that reflects pretty well on America," adding that "the left wing media just wants to promote an ideological point of view."
BAM! BillO had proved his point. Except he forgot to mention one thing. The same poll he offered as proof of the Times' partisan stance, surveyed that only 27% of Americans said they were satisfied with the way things are going in the United States.
Y’see. What the Times had said was exactly what most Americans believe, NOT what Bill tried to make the "Folks" believe the poll said.
Another words, once again, Bill had spun - meaning, ignored the facts that would have shown Bill was actually just a crazed ideologue - just to get his audience to believe another one of his crazed ideologue lies.
To make it all the better, on the screen scrolling his "Memo," the words read, "They just wants to promote an ideological point of view." Not "want", but "wants." Guess his cracked research team missed that one...even with the two hour taped delay.
Yep. Bill O’Reilly. Looking out for you. Just not for your grammar.
<em>Steve Young, is author of "Great Failures of the Extremely Successful" (www.greatfailure.com) and his "All The News That's Fit To Spoof" appears in L.A. Daily News opeds every Sunday(www.dailynews.com/columnists), right next to Bill's...really</em>


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"They just wants to promote an ideological po... by Sandy Sand on Thursday, Jan 3, 2008 at 10:32:08 AM