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Media Content Analysis


1. 9/04/2007

Fox News

The O’Reilly Factor, Reputation of U.S. Military Under Siege by Hollywood Hotshots

Bill O’Reilly, Host

Michelle Malkin, FOX News analyst

Kirsten Powers, FOX News analyst

Tim Robbins, Actor/Activist


2. 10/16/07

Fox News


Bill O’Reilly, Writer

Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez (ret.), Fmr. Commander in Iraq


3. 10/24/07

Fox News

Talking Points, Disrespecting The American Military

Bill O’Reilly, Writer

Lieutenant Murphy, Author


4. 11/2/07

Fox News

The O’Reilly Factor, Far-Left Protestors Causing Problems

Bill O’Reilly, Host

Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of the anti-war group Code Pink


1. I don't think many people agree with Tim Robbins or take him seriously in any way, shape, or form… they're just left-wing loons.

Bill O’Reilly equates anyone that agrees with Tim Robbins as unbalanced. He purports that most people don’t agree with him, which cannot be verified.

2. What "Talking Points" does know is that hatred of the Bush administration has skewed much of the reporting on Iraq and Afghanistan. And the American people no longer are getting honest reporting from some news agencies. Any improvement in Iraq, of course, helps the Republicans. And that is anathema to the left.

Bill O’Reilly makes an open statement about news agencies hating the Bush Administration without giving specifics, which can confuse an audience.

3. There is no accountability for the media in America. No election, no oversights. Only you, the folks, can hold them responsible

Bill O’Reilly speaks out about “them” not including himself as a part of media in America.

4. O'REILLY: If convicted, she could face 10 years in prison. Now.

BENJAMIN: That's not true.

O'REILLY: Well, that's what it says right here on the sheet. Maybe it's not, but the court date for her is December 5th. She could face up to 10 years in prison. That's what it says. Anyway.

BENJAMIN: No, they're misdemeanors.

O'REILLY: Anyway.

When Bill O’Reilly is proven wrong by Benjamin, he simply changes the subject to undermine what he says.


5. 10/29/2007

The New York Times

Trash Talking WWIII



6. 11/3/2007

The New York Times

Bush Sees Iraq Progress from Troop Buildup

Sheryl Gay Stolberg

George W. Bush (President)

Harry Reid (Senate Democratic Leader)


7. 10/25/2007

The New York Times

Another $200 Billion


8. 10/24/2007

The New York Times

Effort to Censure Lawmaker for Comment Falls Short

David Stout

Pete Stark (California Democratic Lawmaker)


5. That is the same kind of rose-petal thinking that was used to sell Americans a fantasy about the invasion of Iraq.

The author seems to be anti-war by using such a negative statement about the fantasy of the Iraqi invasion.

6. While the decrease in U.S. and Iraqi  civilian deaths is welcome news, violence remains high in Iraq

Mr. Reid undermines the good news about progress in Iraq.

7. Despite a pretense of fiscal prudence, Mr. Bush keeps throwing money at his war, regardless of the cost in blood, treasure or children’s health care.

When the author calls the war in Iraq “his” war (Bush’s war) he questions the validity of the war and this inflamed statement appears to be very anti-Bush and anti-war.

8. But you’re going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president’s amusement.

Peter Stark’s comments are anti-Bush and basically states that Bush decided to go to war for fun and games.

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