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The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in Americaby Bill O'Reilly
Synopses & Reviews
<P>On the heels of his runaway <I>New York Times</I> bestseller (more than one million copies in print) Bill O'Reilly delivers another strong dose of no-holds-barred advice for America.</P><P>Bill O'Reilly is even madder than when he wrote his mega-bestseller <I>The O'Reilly Factor</I>—and his fans love him even more. He's mad because things have gone from bad to worse, in politics, in Hollywood, in every social stratum in the nation. True to its title, <I>The No Spin Zone</I> cuts through all the rhetoric that some of O'Reilly's most infamous guests have spewed to expose what's really on their minds, while sharing plenty of his own emphatic counterpoints along the way.</P><P>Shining a searing spotlight on everyone from Dubya to Susan Sarandon to Chyna to Dick Morris, <I>The No Spin Zone</I> is laced with the kind of straight-shooting commentary that has made O'Reilly the voice of middle America's disenfranchised. Examining Medicare with the same feistiness as the death penalty (which he opposes), <I>The No Spin Zone</I> delivers not only O'Reilly's opinion, but the documented attitudes of the country's movers and shakers as well. It demonstrates just why O'Reilly has become the most successful, the most controversial, the most beloved (by some), and the most disliked (by others) figure in television news today—and a culture hero to tens of millions of everyday Americans. And that's fact, not spin.</P><hr><p>"[O'Reilly] is the Real McCoy. He's the best reporter I've seen in years . . . He is smart, well-read, has good values . . . and he is fearless in picking targets."<br> <i>NEWSDAY</i></p><p>"This explosive anchor can be articulate, bombastic, scornful, witty, iconoclastic, passionate, persuasive, and sarcastic."<br> <i>
Filled with no-holds-barred commentary, the best-selling author of The O'Reilly Factor gets angry about the rapidly declining state of politics, Hollywood, Medicare, and every social echelon of the nation, scathingly examining such powerful and famous people as Susan Sarandon, Dubya, Chyna, Dick Morris, and many others.
Confrontations with the rich and powerful in America,.
About the Author
A 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, one in public administration from Harvard and another in broadcast journalism from Boston University. He lives on Long Island with his wife and their daughter.
James 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. His latest book is The Cold Six Thousand.
Table of Contents
Opening bell — "You kidding me?". Issue 1. Sexual deviants who prey on children : the opponent, Floyd Abrams — Reading, writing, and the joy of sex. Issue 2. Sex ed in your child's classroom : the opponent, Dr. Joycelyn Elders — "Why? Because we like you!". Issue 3. Violence and sleaze in our living rooms : the opponent, Steve Allen — The sound of four-letter music. Issue 4. Sex and violence in your kid's headphones : the opponent, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs — The Laura antidote. Issue 5. Tough talk on moms, kids, and work : the opponent, Dr. Laura Schlessinger — Suddenly Susan. Issue 6. Sticking it to the cops : the opponent, Susan Sarandon — You can call me Ai. Issue 7. Boycotting for dollars : the opponent, Alfred Charles Sharpton, Jr. — Jesse's world. Issue 8. Show us the money : the opponents, Jesse Jackson and his supporters — The bill is past due. Issue 9. The legacy of Bill Clinton : the opponent, James Carville — Bush-wacked. Issue 10. Capital punishment : the opponent, George W. Bush — Your money and your life. Issue 11. Taxes in America : the opponents, Mario Cuomo and David Walker — I want to take you higher. Issue 12. America's drug culture : the opponents, John McCain, Barry McCaffrey, and Ted Demme — Rather telling. Issue 13. The failure of network TV news to investigate the powerful : the opponent, Dan Rather — It would take a village to drage Hillary into the no spin zone. Issue 14. Dodging the tough interviews : the opponent, Hillary Clinton — No spin viewers. Issue 15. Not liking O'Reilly : the opponents, regular folks — Caution: you are about to enter a no spin zone. Issue 16. You and your own personal Zone : the opponent, the world we live in.
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