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O'Reilly: Spinning spin in the No Spin Zone

January 23, 2004 8:27 AM

Bill O'Reilly in an interview with the Harvard Political Review:

You need to recognize and annihilate your enemy, not to sympathize with and understand them, because then you dilute your campaign. You need to hate your enemy. You need to bring all of the passion and anger you can to the campaign so you destroy them.

Always wanted to know why Bill calls his show the "No Spin Zone"?

Spin is taking the truth, a fact, and twisting the fact around so that it means something else. This is something a lot of people don't understand. Spin is saying that Babe Ruth could not have played in the NFL or some crazy thing like that. It's taking an established fact, and putting it into another category, so that it diminishes whatever it is you're saying. Opinion isn't spin. Opinion is opinion. Spin has to do with facts, and the perversion thereof.

Oh, now I understand.

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