Through futuring technology “Killing O’Reilly” details the frequently dramatic forces that will come to bear on the media in a second Obama term.You might not be so easily persuaded by the premise of a second Obama victory. Why is the author is so certain that Obama would be re-elected? The reasons that are only briefly mentioned (but covered in more detail in his paperback “The Next 2000 Days”.) The reasons are a bit surprising since they are almost completely ignored by the media. Someone like Bill O'Reilly, who frequently states he is perplexed by Obama’s sustained approval ratings despite the economy, might find them informative. The top reasons: first, our moral confusion and second,the prevalence progressive ideology that sees Obama moving on the side of history. Not voting for him is like going against science and human rights.
“Killing O’Reilly” forecasts the acceleration of aggressive Federal Localism followed by the erection of a final Fairness Doctrine. Important in this scenario is the flourishing of the Occupy movements which will adopt the Marxist media concept in a popular call for reform. “Why should only 1% own the public airways when it belong to all of us?” Progressive nonprofits and minority movements will succeed in gaining control of broadcasting Board of Directors. The eventual dictation of progressive programming will lead to a decrease in audience, followed by a trail off of sponsor revenue. Murdoch's “News of the World” phone tapping scandal will continue to cripple Fox’s success in capital markets. A government backed takeover will ensue.
How realistic is such a forecast?
O’Reilly and friends departure may be further hastened by the Obama progressive’
But will Americans really accept that? O'Reilly’s faith in the Constitution and the American people, “the Folks”, may fade as their unprecedented financial liabilities to the government grow. They will cower as increasing taxes and fines from the Roberts” Supreme Court decision leaves them unable to pay “their fair share.” So Lennon suggests: the folks may soon be looking out for themselves. Whether you are a conservative or liberal you might find “Killing O’Reilly" an interesting reflection on the possibilities of the times to come.
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