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Saturday, June 30, 2007
Science Confirms that Bill O'Reilly is a Dick
(Video from David Ippolito)
If you were wondering if Bill O'Reilly is really a dick or not, wonder no more. A study from Indiana University has confirmed that, yep, he's a dick.
The authors of the study looked at 115 hours of Billo rantings and used propaganda anaysis techniques to measure him against the infamous "radio priest" Father Charles Coughlin, long regarded as THE master propagandist (who also thought Hitler and Mussolini were pretty cool).
One of the seven propaganda techniques used in the study that O'Reilly has mastered is "name-calling." According to the study, he called someone a derogatory name once every 6.8 seconds during his editorial remarks. Man, you hardly have time to say anything else with that much name-calling going on.
And how does Billo stack up against Father Coughlin? According to the authors, "In this study, O'Reilly is a heavier and less-nuanced user of the propaganda devices than Coughlin." According to the study, "There were 12.91 incidents of propaganda use per minute in O'Reilly's monologue, whereas Coughlin used 8.00 per minute."
Congrats, sir! You are the biggest dick! So shut up before I cut your mic!
Posted by Doug DeLong at 7:00 PM