March 20, 2006

TV Critic Quote of the Week

If what you know about “The O’Reilly Factor” comes mainly from its opponents on the left—from movies like “Outfoxed” and Web sites like Media Matters—and you watch it regularly for a while, you’ll be surprised by how little of the content these days is political. “The O’Reilly Factor” is, increasingly, not a conservative show but a cop show—“O’Reilly: Special Victims Unit,” perhaps—devoted particularly to sex offenders... Once, when Howard Stern was asked to explain his success, he said that he owed it to lesbians. O’Reilly owes his to child molesters.
- Nicholas Lemann, in a standout New Yorker profile of Mr. O. The man really does seem obsessed with pedophiles. Posted by Stephen Silver at March 20, 2006 10:18 PM

O'Reilly is not a conservative, he is a contrarian and a populist. He is Howard Dean with less screaming.

Posted by: J. Lichty at March 21, 2006 01:03 PM
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