Bill O'Reilly: Do You Like Him Better After Debating Jon Stewart?
Because of his incredible popularity and the fact that he, unlike Rush Limbaugh, is regularly on television, Bill O’Reilly is often cited as the most important voice of the conservative movement. To some, this makes him worth DVRing every night, and to others, it makes him an asshole.
Over the weekend, O’Reilly joined Daily Show host Jon Stewart for a rousing, sold out debate that was broadcast for a fee on the Internet. During the action, both men answered questions without a filter, cracked jokes, insulted each other, brought up important issues and seemed to genuinely enjoy themselves, as much or more than the people in the crowd.
It’s highly unlikely any onlookers actually changed their political opinions because of the Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium, but many people may have actually changed their opinion of O’Reilly. This weekend wasn’t the first time the talking head appeared opposite Stewart, but it was perhaps the most highly publicized meeting. It was a chance for many liberal observers to see he has a sense of humor and is willing to put himself out there for entertainment.
Regardless of what one’s political views are, I think both O’Reilly and Stewart came away as big winners after the debate. Since, most people already have at least a relatively positive view of Jon, the better question is whether Bill changed some minds. What do you think? Do you like him better after this weekend? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…
Do You Like O'Reilly Better After The Debate?
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