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Culture Warrior

29 Ratings: -2.0
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Bill O'Reilly feels America is in the midst of a fierce culture war between those who embrace traditional values and those who want to change America into a "secular-progressive" country. In this book he explains what he thinks is right for the soul … see full wiki

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Author: Bill O'reilly
Genre: Politics
Publisher: Broadway Books
Date Published: 2006
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2092-6
1 review about Culture Warrior

The spin stops here

  • Jun 10, 2008
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Given the overwhelming bias and volume of secular progressives in the media today its hard for messages such as the ones Culture Warrior sets forth to be heard unfiltered. Most people Ive encountered (I live in California) usually cringe when they hear the name Bill O'Reilly and blurt something like "Oh, I cant stand him!", to which I reply, "Oh, well what is it that you dont like? Have you ever read any of his books? Have you watched or listened to any of his shows?" And nine times out of ten the response is the same "Well, no but I heard about ...". Hmm mmm thats what i thought.

In my humble opinion O'Reilly occasionally takes ridiculous stands regarding issues that seem trivial or innocent however his motives for doing so are not inconsistent with what he defines as the  "Culture War" that exists between Secular Progressives and Traditionalists (These are often confused with Liberals vs Conservatives or Democrates vs Republicans, although most Secular Progressives tend to be very Liberal and most Traditionalists tend to be fairly Conservative). O'Reilly defines this war in his book and details how he feels the Secular Progressive movement threatens the Traditional culture of America, which was manifested by our founding fathers. In general Secular Progressives believe the state of affairs in the US is a disaster and that drastic changes are needed. They believe there needs to be complete separation of church and state, income redistribution, restorative justice, and a "one-world" approach to foreign relations. On the other side, Traditionalists are people that believe that the US is in need of few changes and in general a noble country. They believe in strengthening family units, promotion of spirituality, and encourage charitable acts of selflessness. The conflict as O'Reilly states is that the Secular Progressive movements for change threaten the existence of Traditionalists culture, and in addition this threat is further exacerbated by the fact that the left-wing media outlets control most of the information that is feed to the general public. In exposing these people and fighting this battle, thus the name "Culture Warrior", O'Reilly hopes to educate people on the biased  propaganda and contradictions behind certain events and circumstances that seem innocent but are in reality attacks against the Traditionalist culture.

After reading his book I understand more about where O'Reilly is coming from and now see a lot of the propaganda he speaks of, yet dont get fooled because O'Reilly isnt totally innocent of spinning things his way either. There are moments of vengeance as O'Reilly depicts the Secular Progressives that he has been most actively combative with in a less than objective manner. However all in all, I felt like O'Reilly wrote an excellent book and did a tremendous job in trying to stay "Fair and Balanced".

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January 14, 2009
I can't say I'm a fan of Bil O' Reilly either, but you make a good effort in defending him.
 
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