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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

O'Reilly worse than 1930s fascist

Think Progress links to a media study at Indiana University that analyzed statements by Bill O'Reilly by checking for "propaganda devices," a technique once used to study the fascist Father Charles Coughlin.

Guess who beat out Father Coughlin? From an Indiana University news release:
In this study, O'Reilly is a heavier and less-nuanced user of the propaganda devices than Coughlin.
How very civil of Bill-o.

Let's be clear about this, so there is no misunderstanding. We're not calling Bill-o a fascist. We're stating that there is empirical evidence that Bill-o is worse than a leading American fascist when it comes to his use of propaganda. The sick joke of Fox Noise's motto "fair and balanced" now stands utterly revealed.

You can't make this stuff up.

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