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5/15/2005

Maybe it is a no-spin zone after all

The Houston Chronicle, which was recently the target of Falafel Boy's wrath because of Bill's apparent inability to, like, read, makes a good point. Bill O.'s claim that his show is a 'No-Spin Zone' is routinely mocked, but the Chronicle points out that since 'spin' is the act of presenting facts in a misleading way, and since Bill's show is by and large a fact-free enterprise, it may be free of spin after all:
O'Reilly claims his show is free of spin. Spin is when someone casts the facts in such a light as to reinforce his argument and weaken his opponent's. What O'Reilly did was to disregard the facts altogether, even going so far as to attribute to the Chronicle words and views it did not print and does not espouse. That's not spin; it's misrepresentation that is unprofessional, unwarranted and injurious to the public debate about a serious and urgent issue: protecting children from predators.
The editorial gets in another good dig:
The 19th century American writer and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once said of a man, "The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons." Were he alive today, Emerson might be thinking of television host Bill O'Reilly ... Hang on while I count our spoons.

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