The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America

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Crown/Archetype, Feb 26, 2002 - Political Science - 224 pages
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On the heels of his runaway New York Times bestseller, The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly delivers another strong dose of no-holds-barred advice and the unvarnished truth for America.

Bill O’Reilly is even madder today than when he wrote his last book The O’Reilly Factor–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 of the nation. True to its title, The No-Spin Zone 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.

Shining a searing spotlight on public figures from President George W. Bush and Senator Hillary Clinton to the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and his former CBS News colleague Dan Rather, The No-Spin Zone is laced with the kind of straight-shooting commentary that has made O’Reilly the voice of middle America’s disenfranchised. Examining sex and violence in the media and the tarnished legacy of the Clintons with the same feistiness as the death penalty (which he opposes) and timid national news organizations that roll over for the powerful, Bill O’Reilly delivers not only his opinions, 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.


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Review: The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America

User Review  - Danny - Goodreads

I found this book to be highly entertaining. And to those who can't stand to read O'Reilly's work (or watch his program) due to his tendency to engage in some less-than-humble discussions and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melinda Thomas - Goodreads

No spin? Are you KIDDING? Not only are the interviews spinning wildly, in his introductions to each one he makes it quite clear he's decided on the direction of the interview before he even begins. I couldn't finish this. Read full review

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Contents

Opening Bell
CHAPTER ONE You Kidding Me?
CHAPTER TWO Reading Writing and the Joy of Sex
CHAPTER THREE Why? Because We Like You
CHAPTER FOUR The Sound of FourLetter Music
CHAPTER FIVE The Laura Antidote
CHAPTER SIX Suddenly Susan
CHAPTER SEVEN You Can Call Me Al
CHAPTER TEN BushWacked
CHAPTER ELEVEN Your Money and Your Life
CHAPTER TWELVE I Want to Take You Higher
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Rather Telling
CHAPTER FOURTEEN It Would Take a Village to Drag Hillary into the No Spin Zone
CHAPTER FIFTEEN No Spin Viewers
You Are About to Enter a No Spin Zone
Afterword

CHAPTER EIGHT Jesses World
CHAPTER NINE This Bill Is Past Due

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About the author (2002)

Bill O'Reilly is a twenty-year veteran of the television industry, and has won two Emmy Awards for excellence in reporting. He served as national correspondent of ABC News and as anchor of the nationally syndicated Inside Edition and 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.


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