The O’Reilly Factor: Disputatiousness at Work?

In my destitute/semi-retired state, I have a lot of time for channel surfing, and at the 4 p.m. hour, the most engaging TV show is generally The O’Reilly Factor.

Today, one of the e-mails O’Reilly read (why isn’t the past tense red?) accused him of being disputatious.

Now, there’s a great word, though it generally applies to lawsuit-happy lawyers rather than to conservative talk-show hosts who dispute cant and lies on the political left.

Still, I appreciate people who know how to use the English language and its rich reservoir of words, and this e-mail writer definitely used a great word.

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