Bill O’Reilly is a controversial political commentator and media personality who host ”The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel. There are many groups and associations over the Internet and offline that discuss and promote their dislike of Bill O’Reilly. Thanks to his hate speeches, absurd political opinions and comments, he has become a topic of many discussions and therefore ”negatively popular”. Love him or hate him, everybody talks about Bill O’Reilly.
Reasons we love to hate Bill O’Reilly so much?
The fact is that Bill O’Reilly’s opinions are in the best case scenario, different. On homepagedaily.com, he is called ”completely nuts”, and other inappropriate words. He hates everything from NBC to France and on his Website, billoreily.com, his articles read like hate speeches. Look at the search results you get when you type ”I hate Bill O’Reilly” on any search engine, he should be among first candidates to get a free bodyguard from Google. Also Bill O’Reilly has a tendency to lie a lot and when asked about his lies, he lies about his lies. There is also an organization called ”Sweet Jesus I Hate Bill O’Reilly” and even a book by the same name by Joseph Minton Amann and Tom Breurer.
People like Bill O’Reilly
On the other hand, there are people who actually like him. According to Joseph Farah from wnd.com, O’Reilly is honest, sincere and is serious about his work. Other people find O’Reilly as a source of daily entertainment because you never know what to expect from him. Bill O’Reilly is passionate about his ideals and sticks with it although sometimes it may be incorrect, he still see the issue or the story thought.
Why we should care about Bill O’Reilly and the reactions to him?
Freedom of speech in the United States of America, allows citizens to say what they think within the law thus O’Reilly is protected. However, there is a problem with some of O’Reilly’s public opinions expressed on air or printed media. People who read or listen to O’Reilly’s various opinions can easily be influenced by them, and you never know who is capable of take actions. Even if it’s only a provocation, it might be taken seriously.
Why we should not care about Bill O’Reilly and the reactions to him?
Bill O’Reilly, like many other controversial characters on television, is a media agent who is capable of generating media buzz and increase viewership ratings for any television or cable network. If you see it this way, you should not care. Anyway, only a few people take him seriously.
Final verdict on O’Reilly
Bill O’Reilly should not be taken seriously, because he provokes reactions to sell his program or agendas. The problem is that, not everyone understands this fact. The people who dislike Bill O’Reilly or his followers, on the other hand, should be taken seriously. There are always people, who are capable of taking actions, whether following O’Reilly’s ideas or planning to hurt him. We should care because of the violence that hate speech brings or causes in the society.