Bill O’Reilly, host of Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” the
fastest-growing news program in America, teams tomorrow with
WorldNetDaily, the Internet’s fastest-growing newssite.
O’Reilly will write a weekly column appearing each Tuesday in
daily commentary section. However, due to the Labor Day holiday, his first column will run tomorrow.
Seen daily at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern time on Fox News Channel, “The O’Reilly Factor” is a fast-paced interview program designed to illuminate the top stories of the day through spirited debate and direct questioning. Anchorman Bill O’Reilly, who is also the executive producer of the program, analyzes news events, trends and celebrities with a direct, non-politically correct style, which affords him the latitude to give his own opinion and to insist — politely — on answers to important questions from a variety of guests.
“As a former columnist for the Boston Herald and APBNews.com, O’Reilly is known for his thought-provoking written views on major issues of the day,” said WorldNetDaily Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah. “His exclusive new column in WorldNetDaily.com will challenge our readers to take a second look at their own opinions and add even more strength and variety to the vast array of outstanding writers in WND’s commentary section. We’re thrilled to welcome Bill O’Reilly on board as a regular weekly columnist. I don’t always agree with him, but he is a unique and forceful character in television journalism. O’Reilly, like WorldNetDaily, is fiercely independent — another reason this is a great match.”
“I had other offers to write columns for other newssites on the Internet,” said O’Reilly. “I chose WorldNetDaily because of its commitment to independence and fearless investigative reporting.”
In its three and a half years on the air, “The O’Reilly Factor” has welcomed some of the most important people in the country. Guests have ranged from astronauts in space (a live shot interview) to Sean “Puffy” Combs.
While some high-profile people will not agree to appear on the “Factor” because the questioning is too tough, others relish the opportunity. Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey told Bill O’Reilly on the air they feared his questions more than those of any other journalist. On the flip side, Mayor Willie Brown of San Francisco swore never to appear on the “Factor” again after a tough go-around with O’Reilly.
“Too many news programs have become public relations friendly,” O’Reilly says, “and the viewer is left with many unanswered questions because the host or hostess does not want to offend anyone. That will not happen on the ‘Factor,’” says O’Reilly.
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