“SNL” And John Oliver Pulled No Punches In Putting Bill O’Reilly On Blast

Bill O’Reilly has just entered the Nose Pin Zone, where advertisers would have to clamp something over their nostrils in order to not smell the toxic publicity coming from his recent sexual harassment lawsuit revelations. It started with a months-in-the-works New York Times article on April 1, which revealed that Fox News had settled about $13 million worth of lawsuits over the years to address female employees’ complaints about O’Reilly. It was something people sort of knew about the TV host and popular family-values book author/historian since his 2004 lawsuit, which occurred before social media existed. Following the online reverberations of the NYT article, the pundit’s show, The O’Reilly Factor, has been hemorrhaging advertisers at a rapid clip–and both Saturday Night Live and Last Week Tonight clearly smell blood in the water. More than 60 advertisers pulled their support from The O’Reilly Factor by the time SNL got around to skewing the show over the weekend. In an already-viral sketch from the show, Alec Baldwin pulls double-duty to play his usual Donald Trump and also the embattled talking head. There’s a reason this clip has been shared millions of times in one day. First of all, Baldwin is surprisingly fantastic as O’Reilly. He has the mannerisms down, specifically the emphatic, smug smile that spreads across the host’s face after he makes just about any point. And though it’s 90% due to a great makeup team, Baldwin looks the part too. Another reason the... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2017-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Amazon puts misinformation on your reading list | John Naughton

Algorithms routinely come up with ‘recommendations’ for anti-vax ‘bestsellers’ or juices that cure cancerIt’s a truism that we live in a “digital age”. It would be more accurate to say that we live in an algorithmically curated era – that is, a period when many of our choices and perceptions are... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-08-08 16:00:12 UTC ]
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Oliver’s Veg puts down roots in the number one spot

Jamie Oliver’s Veg (Michael Joseph) has blossomed in its second week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, improving 28% in volume week on week to 30,974 copies sold through Nielsen BookScan’s TCM. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-03 00:11:58 UTC ]
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John Waters on Working for Mary Oliver in Her Bookstore

In this week’s episode of A Phone Call From Paul, Paul Holdengraber and John Waters discuss his new memoir, Mr. Know-It-All (or as he describes, a “self-help book for lunatics,” what he’s reading this summer, and his experience working for Mary Oliver at her bookstore in Provincetown. From the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-18 08:48:16 UTC ]
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John Oliver skewers Baltimore Mayor Pugh's Healthy Holly scandal on 'Last Week Tonight'

British comedian John Oliver skewered Mayor Catherine Pugh over the scandal surrounding her self-published Healthy Holly books, and he joined the ranks of people calling for her resignation during a segment of his HBO show Sunday night. On "Last Week Tonight," Oliver slammed Pugh for the... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-08 13:15:00 UTC ]
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John Oliver and Captain Underpants among the most “challenged” books of 2018

The ALA usually lists 10 books, but included 11 this year because there was just so much to clutch pearls over. What do Captain Underpants and John Oliver have in common? They are both on the American Library Association’s list of most “challenged” books for the past year, which is a nice way of... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Oliver skewers Baltimore Mayor Pugh's Healthy Holly scandal on 'Last Week Tonight'

British comedian John Oliver skewered Mayor Catherine Pugh over the scandal surrounding her self-published Healthy Holly books, and he joined the ranks of people calling for her resignation during a segment of his HBO show Sunday night. On "Last Week Tonight," Oliver slammed Pugh for the book... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers Outraged by Chronicle’s Rollout of John Oliver Book

Chronicle president Tyrrelle Mahoney sent an e-mail to regional indie bookseller association board members apologizing for the rollout of 'A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,' which left most indies with no copies of the surprise hit last week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Oliver Gave Mike Pence’s Book A Gay Makeover For Charity

And the audio format features guest turns from RuPaul, Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and John Lithgow. All sales go to The Trevor Project. What: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, an alternate version of the Pence family children’s book, Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Marlon Bundo: John Oliver lampoons Mike Pence with LGBT book

Television satirist John Oliver spoofs Vice-President Mike Pence's children's book - by turning the main character gay. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2018-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan's memoir Brave 'will pull no punches'

The actor has alleged that the film producer raped her in 1997, and her book promises to ‘shine a light on a business built on systemic misogyny’Rose McGowan’s memoir Brave, a book that the New Yorker claimed on Monday was the subject of an investigation by a private security agency hired by the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales of Bill O'Reilly's Latest 'Killing' Book Down Significantly

'Killing England,' the first book released by Bill O'Reilly since his ouster from Fox News this spring, sold about 65,000 copies in its first week on sale, a 55% decline from week one sales of 'Killing the Rising Sun,' which was published last year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harassment suit puts book by John Doerr, BetterWorks CEO on hold

A book co-written by John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and BetterWorks Systems Inc. CEO Kris Duggan has been put on hold in the wake of a sexual harassment and assault lawsuit against Duggan. “We and the authors have agreed to defer publication of 'Measure What Matters' at the... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2017-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bill O'Reilly's Publisher Standing by Their Man

Bill O’Reilly has been a mainstay of the Henry Holt list for years and, at the moment, that is not changing. The Macmillan imprint told PW that it has no intention of altering its support of the bestselling author, despite his dismissal from Fox News. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Macmillan backs Bill O'Reilly after Fox News sacking

American TV host Bill O’Reilly's US publisher Macmillan is to stick by him after he was sacked from his Fox News talk show following the revelation that he has settled several sexual harassment cases. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bill O'Reilly's publisher stands by him after Fox sacking

TV host and bestselling author who was fired on Wednesday after multiple sexual harassment claims came to light, retains support of Henry HoltFox News may have abandoned Bill O’Reilly, but the beleaguered TV host, who was sacked on Wednesday following sexual harassment claims, has found support... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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March Religion Bestsellers: Bill O’Reilly Breaks Top Four; Wm. Paul Young Dominates

The paperback release of 2013’s ‘Killing Jesus’ lands Bill O’Reilly at #4 on PW’s Religion Nonfiction Bestsellers list. Plus, Wm. Paul Young takes three spots in Fiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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State senator pulls bill that would have required more transparency on drug costs

Essential Politics: Oil lobbyist ghost writes letter for lawmakers, Michael Bloomberg hosts Kamala Harris Senate fundraiser Aug. 17, 2016, 12:03 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: Michael Bloomberg, the former... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Bill O’Reilly Makes a Killing

Say what you will about Bill O’Reilly, but he knows what the public wants. This is a guy who hosts a highly rated cable news program and wrote a first novel in which a fiendish stalker murders a man with an iced-tea spoon on Page 6. Nowhere is O’Reilly’s canniness more evident than in the... Continue reading at Slate

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Elton John blasts 'boorishly bigoted' Italian mayor for LGBT book ban

Elton John, the singer-songwriter known for his advocacy for gay rights, has strongly criticized Mayor Luigi Brugnaro of Venice, Italy, for banning 49 LGBT-themed children's books from the city's schools. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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