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[[caption-width-right:200:[[{{Catchphrase}} Looking out for]]'' [[{{Catchphrase}} you!]]'' ]]

->''"Caution: you are about to enter the No-Spin Zone!"''
-->-- '''Bill O'Reilly'''

''The O'Reilly Factor'' is a political news and talk show that had [[LongRunners been around as long as the channel it airs on]], since 1996, and host Bill O'Reilly has been referred to as the face of Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}}. It consistently topped the ratings as the most watched cable news show, and its popularity means it's one of the most parodied as well. Its original title was ''The O'Reilly Report'', which [[Series/TheColbertReport should sound familiar]].

O'Reilly has also written several books, some of them tie-ins to the show, some of them not. There used to be a radio show called ''The Radio Factor'', but that died in early 2009.

On April 19, 2017, Fox News officially announced that O'Reilly's employment was terminated amid numerous sexual harassment allegations, and the show aired its last episode on April 21.

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!!''The O'Reilly Factor'' contains examples of:

* AdamWesting:
** O'Reilly and his show appear in ''Film/IronMan2'', parodying two of his show's segments at once.
** He also appears in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', interviewing former Sector Seven agent Simmons. The interview quickly devolves into an argument between the two over whether or not the US should continue supporting the Autobots.
** On an episode of ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'', O'Reilly ''yet again'' appears as himself. Many of his usual segments are mentioned, as Rizzoli's mother is a big fan of the show. Also, for some reason, he's covering the trial of a Boston gangster, which is a fairly large departure from his usual political analysis (although he does cover non-political subjects on his show from time to time).
* AlmightyJanitor: While O'Reilly doesn't really hold any special positions in terms of executive power within Fox News' building, the man's popularity combined with being a veteran reporter and, essentially, an "Elder Statesman" of the channel makes him second to ''Roger Ailes'' in terms of power... or at least until O'Reilly was fired in April 2017.
* AuthorFilibuster: His foray into writing fiction, ''Those Who Trespass'', is heavy on this trope. The two central characters represent two sides of his personality.
* BalanceOfPower: Of the two people who alternate as serving as O'Reilly's replacement host when he's away, Laura Ingraham is to O'Reilly's right, and Juan Williams is to O'Reilly's left. It's also worth noting that while Ingrahama and Williams are both strongly partisan when it comes to their alignments, their Factor guest-hostings generally have them calling things down the middle.
%%* BattleButler: Jesse Watters
* BreakoutCharacter: Jesse Watters, who proved popular enough to get his own monthly show that's essentially an hour of his segment.
* CatchPhrase: O'Reilly has many, most notably:
** "Just remember: The ''spinnnnnnnnnnn''...stops right here! Because we're ''definitely'' looking out -- for you."
** "Caution! You are about to enter ''the'' No-Spin Zone."
** "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Name and town, name and town, name and town]], if you wish to opine...."
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: O'Reilly has occasionally broken ranks with more hardline right-wingers, such as his foils Radio/GlennBeck and Laura Ingraham, on a semi-regular basis, and has caught some flak for it from a right-wing radio host or two.
%%** He appears to be in favor of amnesty for illegal immigrants.
* DeadpanSnarker: O'Reilly's sense of humor is generally this, making a few absurd remarks toward "crazies" like Beck and Ingraham or those on the left like Mark Lamont Hill or Colmes who he interviews regarding their various theories on this and that, seemingly giving a more reasonable view on situations than most others. Also, when he and Creator/StephenColbert squared off on the Factor, it was O'Reilly's Deadpan versus Colbert's over-the-top LargeHam, and it was a battle worthy of song...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QquTUR9nbC4 But don't take our word for it.]]
* DrugsAreBad: O'Reilly has remained strongly opposed to drugs of any kind, including marijuana. Whenever he hosts a segment on any sort of drug debate, O'Reilly will even tell his guests ahead of time that he's strongly against drugs and that he won't be a fair and balanced moderator.
* IkeaErotica: ''Those Who Trespass'' is known for this.
* InsultBackfire: In a famous instance, a guest challenged Bill's stance on TheWarOnTerror by claiming Bill wouldn't send any of his family to fight in the war (a common accusation levied against "hawks"). Bill shot back without missing a beat, "My nephew just enlisted!--You don't know what the hell you're ''talking'' about!"
* IrishmanAndAJew: Bill has this dynamic with Creator/JonStewart. Their debate "Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium" was epic.
* OnlySaneMan: Like all political pundits, he likes to pitch himself as the OnlySaneMan in the American media. Compared to the usual political pundit, he does appear rational. The fact that Creator/JonStewart respects him immensely and isn't nearly as critical of him as he is toward the harder-right shows also helps him out.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: When he sets his sights on you...''run''. Like the wind.
** Unless you're Creator/AlFranken.
* TheRival:
** O'Reilly's primary rival has been Creator/JonStewart, with whom he has enjoyed lively debates with every time they've appeared on each other's show. It's friendly enough that they've been able to co-host events such as "The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Room."
** He has also had a friendly rivalry with Creator/StephenColbert, made especially weird since Colbert is basically a parody of him.
** It's not quite as heated as it used to be, but [[WebVideo/CountdownWithKeithOlbermann Keith Olbermann]] and O'Reilly have this relationship. While O'Reilly has always made sure not to mention Olbermann by name, Olbermann makes comments about O'Reilly by name whenever he can.
** His most vitriolic rivalry was with Creator/AlFranken, who despised him personally and once got into a shouting match with him. Bill returned the favor by dismissing him as "Stuart Smalley," one of Franken's characters on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
* RunningGag: Whenever the state of Minnesota's brought up in regards to elections (for instance, during the 2012 election cycle and the Republican Primaries), Bill's always quick to snark about how Minnesota's "the state that elected Al Franken to the Senate and Jesse Ventura to the Governor's Mansion."
* SelfDeprecation: See AdamWesting. O'Reilly isn't above mocking his own image.
%%* {{Sidekick}}: DennisMiller.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Radio/GlennBeck. They respect each other and have toured together numerous times, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYHJPmeImRs they can make a lot of jokes at each other's expense.]] He has this also emanating from his interviews with Creator/JonStewart. He has a small degree of this with a few other people who are regulars on his show occasionally.
* WorthyOpponent: O'Reilly and Creator/JonStewart appear to think of themselves as this. Most notably in "The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Room," where they debated each other and later acknowledged that it was a tough debate and that both of them made great points.

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