Bill O'Reilly (commentator)
William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. (born September 10, 1949) is an American television host
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, author, syndicated columnist
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 and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary
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 program The O'Reilly Factor
The O'Reilly Factor
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on the Fox News Channel
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, which is the most watched cable news
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 television program on American television. During the late 1970s and 1980s, he worked as a news reporter for various local television stations in the United States and eventually for CBS News
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 and ABC News
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I couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia's Restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks. Especially the black patrons: there wasn't one person shouting, "Hey, m'fer, I want more iced tea."

on his meal with Al Sharpton at Sylvia's in Harlem; The O'Reilly Factor, 9-24-07

CNN has gone to the dark side.

in response to CNN's playing a tape of his surprise at Sylvia's Restaurant being like "any other restaurant in New York"; The O'Reilly Factor, 9-25-07

I just wish Katrina had only hit the United Nations building, nothing else, just had flooded them out, and I wouldn't have rescued them."

The Radio Factor|The Radio Factor, 14 September 2005

Like a brain surgeon who drinks a martini when he's not on call, the successful kids in your school may smoke pot on occasion, but they are not stoners

O'Reilly Factor for Kids (2004), page 67

I was wrong. I am not pleased about it at all and I think all Americans should be concerned about this… What do you want me to do, go over and kiss the camera?

In response to a request to make good on his 18 March 2003 promise to publicly apologize if weapons of mass destruction were not found in Iraq