Saturday, November 10, 2007

Bill certainly know how to win friends and influence people

O'Reilly apparently has been on a big kick lately (you need a scorecard to keep track of all his rants) against Brian DePalma's upcoming film, "Redacted," all about the Iraq War.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the money man behind the film, has called Bill O', "my new best friend" for all the publicity he's brought to the film. As reported by Bradblog, here's what Cuban had to say:

After first replying that O'Reilly's attacks didn't much matter, and that they had very little effect either way, I followed up to ask specifically about Brian DePalma's upcoming film, 'Redacted,' which Cuban's network, HDNet is releasing shortly.

"When it comes to a specific project like 'Redacted,'" Cuban responded, "which is a small movie, it's grown bigger and bigger by the day. So I'm very grateful to him."

"Bill O'Reilly is my new best friend," he added, to laughter from the crowd which was made up of bloggers and industry-related folks of all political stripes.

Oh, that Bill. Doncha love him? :)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Gratuitous sex? You'll probably find it breaking on Fox News

The folks that brought you "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" and "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" have just released
"FOX Attacks: Decency," which, according to their description, "shows how Fox News routinely peddles explicit
sexual content for ratings, even while Bill O'Reilly and other FOX
personalities moralize about how popular culture is degrading
civilization with wanton sexual imagery."
Alongside the video is a petition to the FCC, asking the agency to
require cable operators to offer an "a la carte" subscription option
so that subscribers are not forced to pay for Fox's smut.
"FOX News shows more sexualized violence and humiliation than probably
any other network -- all in the name of condemning it -- while
under-showing violence in Iraq, all in the name of supporting it,"
said Gloria Steinem after watching the video. "After this video, smart
viewers and advertisers will boycott FOX."

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