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Stewart Schools O’Reilly on Common

Posted on May 17, 2011

And that’s just for this round between the two TV talkers—but who’s counting? Once again, Jon Stewart set his comic act aside for a more serious debate with Fox News’ leading loofah enthusiast Bill O’Reilly, this time over the White House’s shocking inclusion of rapper Common in a recent poetry appreciation event. If nothing else, this whole incident confirms that rap and hip-hop remain inscrutable art forms to O’Reilly and his cohorts.  —KA

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By Ashley, May 18, 2011 at 9:01 am Link to this comment
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These links to videos on keep appearing. Hulu doesn’t stream outside the USA (or at least to my country). youtube does. This appears to be the primary link to the program above:

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By Bruce Stinson, May 18, 2011 at 8:31 am Link to this comment
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Jon Stewart’s appearances on O’Reilly always disappoint.  He seems to leave his mojo back at his home studio.

Perhaps he is using the Barack Obama tactic of avoiding strong criticism of the opposition and working towards concensus?  Whatever the tactic, the Fox-raking Stewart of The Daily Show goes missing when face-to-face with the extremely vulnerable (and thick) O’Reilly.

He should watch a tape of Michael Moore putting Hannity to the sword last time he was on (and probably the last time he will be on Hannity’s show).  Moore’s “what was the Gospel last week Sean?” and “What would Jesus think of your attitude to….” were priceless and left Hannity looking like an altar boy who had been caught swigging the altar wine.

Nothing is so galling as the professed religiosity of these people who are so far removed from the compassion and empathy preached by their role model.  Laura Ingraham virtually proves there is no God by constantly wearing her crucifix pendant while pillorying just the people God would support.  If he existed, he could not resit the temptation of letting that crucifix turn red hot.   

O"Reilly is so dumb - he actually called himself “creative” last week (phew!)- that he would be a sitting target for a Stewart with his mojo.

Maybe a studio-to-studio link next time would help.  They must put something in the water in the green room at Fox.

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By RedwoodGuy, May 18, 2011 at 6:47 am Link to this comment

Stewart has been co-opted. He is resigned to be another media celeb helping the establishment run the rigged game. Giving Bill O’Reilly credibility? Make ya want to vomit just watching this.

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By DigThis, May 18, 2011 at 6:43 am Link to this comment

Stewart adds legitimacy to FoxNews simply by appearing.

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By blogdog, May 18, 2011 at 1:20 am Link to this comment

Q: was Pablo Casals vetted on where he stood vis-à-vis Castro - oops, my
mistake… wrong forum.

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By gstoddard, May 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm Link to this comment

In the absence of any effective Democratic Party or media response to the
Republican/Fox controlled narrative, all we have are two brilliant comics who
repeatedly highlight and expose the hypocrisy and contradictions of these folks.

God Bless America.

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