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Too much filler!

  • Sep 29, 2010
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I think that Bill is beginning to get a bit "puffed up" with his own importance. This is criticism from someone who watches his program almost every day, but particularly on Wednesdays when it's "Miller Time". He churns books out at an alarming rate, and that may be the problem with this new one.

Bill takes his famous "pinhead or patriot" segment from the tail end of his show and has written a book about it. I wanted to say "an entire book", but that is not the case and that's why I only gave it 3 stars. What is original in the book is very good, but he fills in almost the last 100 pages with including his interview with candidate Obama from 2008, although he adds in shaded areas comments about the interview, and what was said at that particular place. Having seen the interview I wasn't much interested in reading it, nor reading Bill's comments about it after the fact.

As a lawyer I take great exception to Bill's disagreements about the law with the attorneys who appear on his show. He lets them state their legal opinion based upon their law school education and knowledge of the law and the statutes involved, and then he proceeds to tell them where they are "wrong". If he thinks his legal knowledge is superior to actual lawyers perhaps he should take Judge Judy's place and expound from the bench!

To recap, this is a good book as far as it goes, but if you eliminate that ending interview it's very short. I think if Bill took a little more time between books this one would have been much better.

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I have enjoyed Bill's show The Factor for several years now, especially his segment "Pinheads and Patriots." When I found out about this book I was thinking though I enjoy the brief segment each night, could he deliver a book that was as good. The answer is yes! What I really enjoyed about the book is that Bill explains that people can be both pinheads and patriots, meaning we all do noble and sometimes foolish things during our lifetime. It is the overall sum of what we do that gives …
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When Bill O'Reilly interviewed then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential elections, the two had a lively debate about the nation's future.

Since that time, America has changed rapidly—some would even say seismically. And many believe these shifts are doing more than just rocking the political and social climate; they're rocking the American core.

What are these changes? Who, in addition to President Obama, have been the biggest forces behind them? What exactly do they mean for you, the everyday American citizen? How are they affecting your money, health, safety, freedom, and standing in this nation? Which are Pinheaded moves and which are truly Patriotic? In his latest spirited book, O'Reilly prompts further debate with the President and the American people on the current state of the union.

After five consecutive, no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is megabestsellers, you can count on Bill to offer blunt and constructive political commentary. And as he did in his popular memoir, he offers some introspection too, looking back at his own actions and those of past Pinheads and Patriots who have inspired a code of conduct for such taxing times.

As always, O'Reilly is fair, balanced, and uncompromisingly tough when guarding the American way. Only Pinheads would fail to fight for what they love most about this country or to embrace some measure of change to make it better. The rest of us Patriots will read this book to discover the difference ...

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ISBN-10: 0061950718
ISBN-13: 978-0061950711
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Genre: Nonfiction
Publisher: William Morrow
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