Fox News host Bill O’Reilly proudly bills his show, The O’Reilly Factor, as the “no spin zone.” He claims that he is a source of the unfiltered truth and that he does not spin things like other talk show hosts do. Is he being honest in that assessment? Well, not exactly. O’Reilly does indeed spin things, only in the opposite direction that the mainstream media and liberal commentators do. O’Reilly does not buy the concept of the so-called war on women, and neither do I. However, he is a believer in the imaginary war on cops. Yes, there have been several high-profile attacks on cops lately, but in general, police officers are in no more danger now than they have ever been. Statistics can prove it. A few highly publicized incidents do not make a war. There isn’t any more of a war on cops in this country than there is a war on women, despite O’Reilly’s spin.
O’Reilly also rejects the notion that the police are targeting young black men, notwithstanding all the whining by the media and liberal activist groups. O’Reilly is right. The police are not out to get young black males. While there are some bad cops who do such things, O’Reilly correctly notes that most police shootings of young black men are justified. But at the same, O’Reilly has recently been using a handful of isolated incidents to fan the flames of hysteria about heinous crimes committed by illegal aliens. Yes, some of them do commit serious crimes, but the major problem with illegals is that they come here to take advantage of our welfare state. You are thousands of times more likely to be murdered, raped, or robbed by a U.S. citizen than by an illegal alien. O’Reilly’s spin would have us believe otherwise.