We suppose it speaks well of the Republic that Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly can have a civil televised discussion, but that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t have preferred a Crossfire/Cramer takedown.
Maybe it’s because O’Reilly really is, as Stewart says, Fox’s “voice of sanity” — at least when he’s not advocating cold-blooded murder. A Stewart-Beck showdown would have been a lot more interesting, if only to see whether Beck would break character.
(Beck is faking it, right? Nobody could be that fucking re— sorry, stupid.)
Anyway, here is Stewart’s Wednesday visit to Billo’s Funhouse, in two pieces. The rest of the interview will be broadcast tonight.