Stewart, O’Reilly Debate

Last night in Washington Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly debated at George Washington University — two foes who normally are berating each other on air but usually don't hide that a lot of it is simply a kind of amusement. Example: Stewart at one point sat in O'Reilly's lap. "I like you much better that way," O'Reilly quipped. "The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium" was streamed for $4.95, with half of the net proceeds going to the respective hosts' charitable causes. O'Reilly made references to Sandra Fluke and the 47%, while Stewart called O'Reilly "the mayor of Bullshit Mountain."

Here's a sample of how it went, with this clip of a portion devoted to Big Bird, via The Daily Beast:

 

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