STUDY: Bill O’Reilly Uses Derogatory Names ‘More Than Once Every Seven Seconds’

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, May 2, 2007.

  1. STUDY: Bill O’Reilly Uses Derogatory Names ‘More Than Once Every Seven Seconds’

    A new study by Indiana University media researchers finds that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly calls “a person or a group a derogatory name once every 6.8 seconds, on average, or nearly nine times every minute during the editorials that open his program each night.”

    The study documented six months worth, or 115 episodes, of O’Reilly’s “Talking Points Memo” editorials “using propaganda analysis techniques made popular after World War I.” Researchers found that O’Reilly “was prone to inject fear into his commentaries and quick to resort to name-calling. He also frequently assigned roles or attributes — such as ‘villians’ or downright ‘evil’ — to people and groups.

    Some findings from the study:

    – Fear was used in more than half (52.4 percent) of the commentaries, and O’Reilly almost never offered a resolution to the threat. For example, in a commentary on “left-wing” media unfairly criticizing Attorney Gen. Alberto Gonzales for his role in the Abu Ghraib scandal, O’Reilly considered this an example of America “slowly losing freedom and core values,” and added, “So what can be done? Unfortunately, not much.”

    – The researchers identified 22 groups of people that O’Reilly referenced in his commentaries, and while all 22 were described by O’Reilly as bad at some point, the people and groups most frequently labeled bad were the political left — Americans as a group and the media (except those media considered by O’Reilly to be on the right).

    – Left-leaning media (21.6 percent) made up the largest portion of bad people/groups, and media without a clear political leaning was the second largest (12.2 percent). When it came to evil people and groups, illegal aliens (26.8 percent) and terrorists (21.4 percent) were the largest groups.

    The techniques used by Indiana University researchers to study O’Reilly were also “used during the late 1930s to study another prominent voice in a war-era, Father Charles Coughlin. His sermons evolved into a darker message of anti-Semitism and fascism, and he became a defender of Hitler and Mussolini.” The researchers note, “O’Reilly is a heavier and less-nuanced user of the propaganda devices than Coughlin.”
  2. STUDY-- ZZZzzzzzzz starts a worthless new thread once every hour and fifty eight minutes.
  3. So what can be done? Unfortunately, not much.

    Lonely trolls that have nothing better to do with their lives will always inhabit these cyber caves and smear the walls with their shit.
  4. once again,
    chickenhawks crackers come out of their hidings to try to bully the progressives.
  5. Man, how can you say that? OReilly is a POS , a complete disgrace to tabloid journalism.
    And THATs being nice.

    Jeez, O'Righteous made a career out of being an ASSHOLE who smears everything with shit.

    At least REAL tabloid journo's do the job themselves, forcing celeb's chauffeur 's driven limousines, into embankments, that kind of fun stuff.

    Real journalism.

    Also, do comment on my
    "News?Limited?Says Mr Lord Murdoch, most powerful man in the universe" thread.

    Only got jesus commenting on this momentous "FACTOR" , so far-dissapointing.
  6. fhl


    They'd have to change the rate of measurement to nanoseconds to apply this same study to Olberman. :D
  7. Good! and hes got a lot more credibility that the regressives
  8. What's the problem?
  9. That you see no problem, that Fox News viewers see no problem, that radio talk show listeners see or hear no problem reminds me of what Gore Vidal said about O'Reilly et. al. and their type of opinion based political talk shows.

    He called them a "menagerie."

    O'Reilly is the leader of that pack rabid slobbering wild and strange animals...

    I'm guessing that you also think Jerry Springer's show is a work of art, high culture, representative of an advanced civilization...

  10. Actually I think O'Reilly is pretty civil compared to some of the goons on the left. Olbermann, Matthews, Bill Moyers and of course Rosie. Jerry Springer is a democrat.
    #10     May 3, 2007