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Half truths


Sept. 25, 2012
There comes a tremendous responsibility on the shoulders of television talk show hosts when addressing subject matters such as foreign affairs and anything that might stir controversy or be divisive whether on the home front or abroad. I am appalled at the arrogance and recklessness of the Bill O'Reilly segment, which airs on Fox news Channel. He not only puts a spin on everything but is rude to his guests when their opinion should differ from his own. He and his subordinates make it their aim to incite the ever growing rift between our two major political parties and his answer to all foreign affairs policy is strong-arm tactics rather than seeking diplomatic approaches. His strength is in his relentless barrage of fact less sound bites.

On the other hand, we should be thankful of the Charlie Rose types who will listen intentively to his guest and then ask intelligent questions in his eagerness to learn more from what they have to offer.

"The O'Reilly Factor" should never be taken as a source of news but rather a harmful degrading and polarizing bit of halve truths.

Bill Paul

Chicopee



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