Sunday, October 01, 2006

Bill O'Reilly's War on Truth

BillBill O'Reilly is working the media circuit to promote his new book. On his whistle stop tour of the "liberal" media Bill's pushing his version of the great divide now found in politics.

"It's the traditionalists who really want to keep the country pretty much the way it is. Against the secular progressives who want drastic change. … They control the media."

In Bill's reality America is pretty much peachy keen. The only thing wrong with America are people who say there's something wrong with America. However, Bill's is not the reality you and I occupy and as Stephen Colbert once said "reality has a well-known liberal bias."

Here's a short list of improvements America needs to make as compared to the rest of the world:

USA Ranking on Life Expectancy: #29
(#1 Japan and #2 Hong Kong)- UN Human Development Report 2005

USA Ranking on Journalistic Press Freedom Index: #32
(#1 Finland, Iceland, Norway and the Netherlands tied)- Reporters Without Borders 2005

USA Ranking on Political Corruption Index: #17
(#1 Iceland and #2 Finland)- Transparency International 2005

USA Ranking on Environmental Sustainability Index: #45
(#1 Finland and #2 Norway)- Yale University ESI 2005

USA Ranking on Healthcare Quality Index: #37
(#1 France and #2 Italy)- World Health Organization 2003

Interesting, Bill. France demolishes the US in Healthcare Quality. If that's not proof universal healthcare doesn't work than nothing is.

Check out the Top 5 Myths about America. You'll be glad you did.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I previously had a love-hate relationship with Bill but it seems that it will settle onto the latter. Such a pity. The entire FAUX news family disappoints me every time. Shame on him. That site is shocking, but informative....and it is factual.