The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and


    The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and to expose what s really on their minds, while sharing plenty of his own emphatic counterpoints along the wayShining 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 had made O Reilly the voice of middle America s disenfranchised This explosive anchor can be articulate, bombastic, scornful, witty, iconoclastic, passionate, persuasive, and sarcastic Publisher s Weekly O Reilly s brand of hard nosed, regular guy TV talk is here to stay Newsweek The No Spin Zone vibrates with O Reilly s gruff Irish wit and elbows on the bar social criticism Atlanta Journal ConstitutionA twenty year veteran of the television industry, Bill O Reilly has won two Emmy awards for excellence in reporting He served as national correspondent for ABC News and as anchor of the nationally syndicated Inside Edition A graduate of Marist College, he holds two master s degrees, on in public administration from Harvard and another in broadcast journalism from Boston University He lives on Long Island with his wife and their daughterJames Ellroy, who contributes an Afterword to The No Spin Zone, is a famed novelist and journalist who profiled Bill O Reilly for the magazine GQ."/>
  • Paperback
  • 190 pages
  • The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America
  • Bill O'Reilly
  • English
  • 04 October 2019
  • 076790849X

10 thoughts on “The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America

  1. merryxmas merryxmas says:

    This book is a joke It s just transcriptions of past shows with a few pages of him boasting about his mad skillz Here s a summary BillLOUD NOISES GuestMORE LOUD NOISES Hi, I m Bill I won that argument so I wrote a book about it to prove it to you Thanks for wasting your time reading this No, you can t have your 10 minutes back. The End gah


  2. Malea Malea says:

    I don t know what even possessed me to try this bookI think I lost brain cells as a result of this one What in the world was I thinking Oh, wait, I must not have beenthinking, that is


  3. Kym Robinson Kym Robinson says:

    Like most books written by celebrities or those who are deemed personalities this book is a self serving soap box of self important rants It follows along similar lines that you would find in O Rileys show which at times seems rationale and reasonable only to come crashing down into a chaotic heap of egotistical lead inconsistencies which show just how limited O Rileys principles are.Over the years big Bill has been considered a champion of Right wing or conservative values The American poli Like most books written by celebrities or those who are deemed personalities this book is a self serving soap box of self important rants It follows along similar lines that you would find in O Rileys show which at times seems rationale and reasonable only to come crashing down into a chaotic heap of egotistical lead inconsistencies which show just how limited O Rileys principles are.Over the years big Bill has been considered a champion of Right wing or conservative values The American polito sphere has polluted definitions and language and some times confuses such ideals In any case under American parlance he is a Right wing Republican Conservative What this means however is that he is merely a cheerleader of populist Republican party drivel Just like his CNN and MSNBC opposites who cling to the Democratic party mantra, Bill stays loyal to his party for the most part, that is his most consistent trait Or he stays loyal to the most jingoistic of American instincts before any other culture or nation should they some how defy this out look.Because of this, his books sprouts the usual and often generic blasts which one would expect from this American icon in all of its contemporary politico talk Whether its a Democrat or Republican you do not get much variation from the pundits, they are void of originality and principles, instead they remain loyal to the party core And in reality this tends not to differ that much from wing to wing when you step back and look at matters objectively.The book reads like a What I would do if I was King sort of paper that angry children concoct at times of frustration It is often inconsiderate to the notion that the Earth is made up of distinct individuals, that the Galaxy does not spin around his part of the USA or that sledgehammers can be used in moments of surgical delicacy It is rhetorical reactionarism to anything contrary to his World view Some times Bill has a good idea, but it is lost within the main body of inconsistent principles and confused terms or words which have lost their meanings only to be replaced by modern political Trojan words often favoured by spin doctors or political predators Now all of this fine We all deserve our opinions The free market of ideas is a splendid place, it exposes us all for what we believe and hold dear It is when violence and coercion drips from each demanding command that one should be wary, whether left or right it matters little For Bill he has a great influence or is in fact influenced by on many who do scribble with pen strokes violence that harms so many and this is always a concerning observation when you indulge them some time to listen to their thoughts.Read this book if you have an interest in American politics, as I do or if you wish to affirm your beliefs in the RINO mantras which only can be found in the No spin zone.25 %


  4. Tarin Allen Tarin Allen says:

    I ve been going through a phase where I want to read what the other side has to say in hopes of better understanding their rhetoric It s not working All this book did was to turn my stomach and make me wonder at the warped nature of those who buy this crap for the record, I got the book at the library.


  5. Wendy Wendy says:

    I find this man to be rude and off putting But to be fair I picked up this book because perhaps it was just his brusque manner, and not his actual ideas, that I found offensive But nope it s just him Regardless of the medium in which he s presented, he s just a jerk.


  6. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Of course I was a big fan of O Reilly before I read this book, but now I respect him evenI really enjoyed how the writing was broken into sections, each with their own opponent If only I could learn to speak my mind like Bill without fear of what others would think I love his straight forward approach and no nonsense attitude.


  7. Tanya Garrett Tanya Garrett says:

    Typical O Reilly Out there and overly honest No ties to the right or left.


  8. Paul Paul says:

    Conservatives goodliberals badwatch my showhand me the falafel thing


  9. Rachelshaffer Rachelshaffer says:

    Throughout his book The No Spin Zone, Bill O Reilly discusses several political issues and explores both sides of the controversy by providing commentary from an opposing character, and qualifying their beliefs with his to expose his view of the truth First, O Reilly explores his belief that the welfare of a child means less today because of the promotion and acceptance of certain so called special interests which can promote inhumane behavior, and yet still exist due to first amendment righ Throughout his book The No Spin Zone, Bill O Reilly discusses several political issues and explores both sides of the controversy by providing commentary from an opposing character, and qualifying their beliefs with his to expose his view of the truth First, O Reilly explores his belief that the welfare of a child means less today because of the promotion and acceptance of certain so called special interests which can promote inhumane behavior, and yet still exist due to first amendment rights O Reilly continues to address issues such as sex ed in classrooms, sex and violence in music, and violence in television shows On these issues, O Reilly believes that schools should not teach sex ed, but rather the repercussions of irresponsible sex in the links to poverty, divorce, violence, and disease, leaving the actual sexual education to parents, and that parents should censor their television and the music their kids listen to as it is not the job of the government to censor the media, but children should not necessarily be exposed to such vulgarity at such a young age O Reilly, 22 On the issue of working parents, O Reilly believes that it is acceptable to have two working parents who put their child in daycare, as long as the parents still give the kids the necessary attention Further, O Reilly comments on how police officers should be given the benefit of the doubt in any situation O Reilly continues to discuss how the IRS does little to prevent fraud and how he believes that it is a mistake for Clinton to continue eluding questions that trouble so many of his former constituents and he should face the public on the issue of his doings while in office O Reilly, 97 Regarding capital punishment, O Reilly is opposed to the death penalty, but not for the reasons in which most believe O Reilly is against the death penalty because he feels it is too lenient a punishment and that the criminals should rather sentenced to life in prison in a federal penitentiary in Alaska and be forced to endure hard labor O Reilly, 104 One highly controversial issue in modern politics is taxes, and who should be taxed what On the discussion of taxes, O Reilly believes that if tax money continues to be wasted, it becomes morally wrong for our government to confiscate huge percentages of income and property from Americans, even if they are wealthy as hard work and discipline lead to economic success and government handouts and unsupervised policies of pity only rob people of incentive O Reilly, 124 Further, O Reilly possess no issues with the use of drugs, as long as they are done in one s home and do not affect children or intrude on any one persons freedoms On the larger scale of drug use, O Reilly believes that drug rehab should be imposed on criminals who are arrested and test positive for narcotics , the U.S military should help Border Patrol and that persistent drug sellers should be banished to federal penitentiaries O Reilly, 130 Additionally, O Reilly tackles the issue of the failure of the television network news to investigate big issues thoroughly Finally, O Reilly closes with minor issues, including Hillary Clinton dodging tough interviews, and not liking O Reilly Thus, throughout his book O Reilly discusses roughly sixteen issues by presenting his view of the truth During the sixth chapter of Bill O Reilly s The No Spin Zone, O Reilly confronts two issues in which we discussed in class In this chapter, O Reilly discusses different workings of the police force and in exploring certain controversial issues revolving around this topic, O Reilly includes commentary from Susan Sarandon, an actress and activist Sarandon believes that If you were a black person living in the city, you would experience the police in a completely different way O Reilly, 51 This viewpoint connects directly to one discussion we had in class revolving around the Trevon Martin case During this discussion, we touched on how police treat those of different races differently and heard first count stories from two black students in which one said that their father had told them how to talk to police officers and both students believed that they are treated differently by police because they are black While O Reilly agrees with Sardoon, he also states that if I were a black person living in the city, I would know that the murder rate has fallen from 1,946 to 667 I d be pretty damned appreciative of that O Reilly, 51 Further, O Reilly additionally comments how police officers on the street get up every day knowing that they might not come home that night And for this they should be given the benefit of any doubt O Reilly, 56 I believe this connects with a different issue of the Trevon Martin case in which we discussed during class as this one dealswith Zimmerman At one point, a large part of the class believed Zimmerman to be guilty, but O Reilly might qualify that Zimmerman should be given the benefit of the doubt although his view might be different as Zimmerman was not an actual police officer Zimmerman said that he felt threatened and if he was indeed trying to protect the neighborhood, than instinct might have led him to kill Trevon if he thought him to be an actual threat Finally, O Reilly s discussion of the death penalty connects to our discussion of hate crimes O Reilly believes that there are criminals who do not care whether they live or die Their blighted lives mean little to them, and they are willing to risk death to achieve whatever criminal gratification they want O Reilly, 105 In our hate crime a paper, one of the potential topics of discussion was why people do hate crimes, and this suggests hone reason for hate crimes in which we may not have considered Thus, this connects to the class as we speculated on certain reasons why people commit acts of hatred and one of these reasons may be because the criminals have little value of their life and do not care about the harm they cause to others The book as a whole is bias in the sense that Bill O Reilly is conservative, and a large majority of his audience is conservative as well Thus, although he claims to only be stating the truth and the facts, there will always be some bias in the sense that he is a conservative attempting to please his conservative audience One way in which this bias is shown is due to the fact that O Reilly includes a debate between him and one orother people in each chapter, and these debates are taken from interviews I ve conducted during my twenty seven years in broadcast journalism O Reilly, 6 Because O Reilly is writing the book, he can pick and choose which excerpts of the debates to include, which presents some bias as he can choose to present only the faults in other people s arguments Another point of bias O Reilly suggests himself in that because it s my book, I get to set things up with commentary, and that may be a bit unfair, but hey, it is my book O Reilly, 6 Thus, O Reilly possesses the ability to comment on these interviews while the other person involved in the interview, does not get a chance to clarify what they say or refute O Reilly Finally, again going back to chapter six of the book, Sarandon bring up another point of bias, at least in this chapter, in that she says to O Reilly, this is what a white person says when he s talking about civil liberties being taken away from someone who s not you O Reilly, 51 Thus, some bias may exist in the fact that O Reilly is white, and has not experienced what life is like for those of another race first handedly, but only through observations Review of Taylor Sassman As a whole I believe that Taylor did a good job of giving an overall overview of the book I feel like I have a good idea of what her book was about by reading her critique and yet I do not believe that it gave away all of the interesting facts of the book From the facts that Taylor said she found in the book, I am interested in reading the book to see some of the other things that the author reveals about the President and secret service men I find it interesting how the author gets the secret service men to reveal certain facts when they are supposed to keep everything a secret Taylor made a really good point on where the bias of the author comes from in that it comes from them trying to highlight the negative aspects of the President I definitely believe that this would be a huge degree of bias prevalent in the book As the author, you get to pick and chose the facts that you want to release to the audience and thus, you could hold back some of thepositive aspects that the secret service men see that the public may not be fully aware of In terms of the class connections, I can see how certain parts of the book connect to the discussions we have had in class from what Taylor says Thus, as a whole I believe Taylor did a really good job of giving an overview of the book without giving the whole thing away and it definitely made me interested to maybe read the book in the future


  10. Ron Wroblewski Ron Wroblewski says:

    I really miss O Reilly on FOX Even though this book is dated it does talk about exposing the corruption among the elite in society and the fearless way he interviews If only we could get truly honest and dedicated people to run the government instead of the turkeys we have in power now and the stupid policies then enact I am from Illinois where the government is truly crazy and it is getting worse by the week No wonder so many people continue to leave the State O Reilly, where are you.


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