The Power of Persuasion

Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O’Reilly International reports:

FOX News Channel’s highest-rated personality, Bill O’Reilly, selectively avoided statistics relating to his own powerful influence over the upcoming Presidential election.

The statistic was dodged by Mr. O’Reilly when he interviewed Glenn Pere, President of The Pere Partnership, on FOX News’ The O’Reilly Factor broadcast on Tuesday, October 26th.

Upon review of the results of the same national survey obtained from The Pere Partnership and Jericho Communications, discovered O’Reilly’s little sin of omission.

When the survey respondents were asked which celebrities participation swayed a vote towards the opposing candidate, O’Reilly showcased statistics indicating that Michael Moore actually drives six times as many people to Bush than Kerry. However, O’Reilly failed to mention that he himself inadvertently drives more than 18 times as many potential voters to John Kerry than he does to George Bush.

While fewer than 1% of respondents said that O’Reilly convinced them to vote Republican, a whopping 18% said they were more likely to support Democrats after listening to O’Reilly’s nightly criticism of liberal politicians.

The same study showed that respondents were 8 times as likely to vote for a candidate endorsed by Jon Stewart of The Daily Show than Bill O’Reilly.

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