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  • Trivia

    • O'Reilly is registered as an independent on his voter registration. He disagrees with the general consensus that he is a conservative.

    • In 2003, Al Franken's book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right devoted one chapter on O'Reilly titled, "Bill O'Reilly: Lying, Splotchy Bully." Fox News sued the book, but lost the lawsuit.

    • In 2005, O'Reilly started to campaign for Jessica's Law in all 50 states, which he advocates tough sentences for sex offenders.

    • Since 2001, his show The O'Reilly Factor passed CNN's Larry King Live and became the most watch news program in the U.S.

    • In October 2003, O'Reilly made headlines by walking out in the middle of the interview with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air.

    • Before his long career in Journalism, O'Reilly was a history and English teacher for two years at a high school.

    • He has two children, a daughter, Madeline, born in 1998, and a son, Spencer, born in 2003.

    • Bill said his favorite pastime is taking naps.

    • Bill has written five books. They are: The O'Reilly Factor, The No Spin Zone, Who's Looking Out for You, The O'Reilly Factor for Kids and Those Who Trespass.

    • Among Bill's favorite movies are Casablanca, The Producers, The Godfather I & II, Saturday Night Fever, and Rocky.

    • On October 13, 2004, O'Reilly sued former producer Andrea Mackris for extortion attempt. On the same day, Mackris filed a counter suit accusing O'Reilly allegedly making sexually inappropriate comments to her. The suit was settled on October 28, 2004 with terms undisclosed.

    • Bill calls the people who don't think for themselves and believe everything that they hear "the Kool-Aid People." (He's referring to the people in the Jim Jones compound who committed group suicide by drinking poisoned Kool-Aid.)

    • Bill started the "Boycott France" campaign when the Iraq war started.

    • Bill's favorite charities include Habitat for Humanity NYC, The Haitian Health Foundation, The Best Friends Foundation, among others.

    • Bill is host of The O'Reilly Factor, on Fox News Channel. Also host of "The Radio Factor," nationally syndicated.

  • Quotes

    • Bill: All in all, another week in America. God help us.

    • Bill: Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.

    • Bill: Yeah, I'm obnoxious, yeah, I cut people off, yeah, I'm rude. You know why? Because you're busy.

    • Bill: Other interview news shows are guest-driven. The O'Reilly Factor is driven by me. I will not stand for 'spin.' I look for guests who will stand up and verbally battle for what they believe in.

    • Bill: Evil cannot be "treated" -- nor should it be. Evil has to [be] confronted and destroyed and it matters not why the evil is in play. Society has no obligation to try to rehabilitate evil.

    • Bill: If you have good friends keep them. If you don't have good friends, get them. True friendship, a rare gift, is never taken lightly. Your friends will tell you the truth about yourself, and not charge you $200 an hour. They will tell you the truth but they will stick by you when the rest of the world turns away.

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