Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly’s cross-ideological relationship will continue Friday when Stewart, who is making the rounds to promote his film Rosewater, will appear on The O’Reilly Factor, EW confirmed.
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Election 2012: From Brian Williams to Jon Stewart to Shep Smith, how each network covered the election
From Brian Williams on NBC to Shep Smith on Fox, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central to Katie Couric on ABC, EW took in every corner of the election coverage on Tuesday night (and early Wednesday morning). Here are the highlights! READ FULL STORY
CNN definitely coordinated its “true blue state” shade with the exact color of Anderson Cooper’s icy hot eyes, right? RIGHT?
Who says EW.com’s Hidden Gems franchise needs to be limited to Dancing With the Stars coverage? Usually me, but I’m feeling democratic today. I’ll be compiling fun screenshots of election coverage throughout the night, so go ahead and send in the screen gems — noteworthy quirks that are not necessarily the main focus of the telecast — you notice yourselves. READ FULL STORY
Spending a Saturday night in to listen to a 90-minute discussion on foreign policy, NPR funding, and national service isn’t just for the CSPAN-loving policy nerds among us.
Earlier tonight, Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart participated in The Rumble 2012, a debate on the aforementioned issues and more. Armed with notecards (for O’Reilly) and a rising platform to stand on (for the 5’ 7” Stewart), the duo joked and sparred during a wide-ranging chat. (Check out Ken Tucker’s take on the proceedings). The discussion had plenty of moments we won’t be seeing during President Obama and Gov. Romney’s next debate: When asked what popular American they would put in charge, O’Reilly said Clint Eastwood, and Stewart couldn’t resist getting out of his chair — leaving it empty — and saying, “Well, why don’t we ask him?” Despite their obvious political differences, the duo clearly have a fondness for each other.
If you missed it, you can still download the whole thing from TheRumble2012.com — but for those who just want the highlights, check out the Top 10 lines from the event below. (Note: Like Stewart, O’Reilly made great points during the debate; unfortunately, as the non-comedian, O’Reilly had less quippy remarks). READ FULL STORY
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Daily Show savants and Fox News fans — if any of the latter are actually watching this silliness — prepare yourselves for the fight of the century.
In the red corner, boasting a carb-free belly, a Yeti-esque 6’4″ stature, and a brain filled with facts about assassinated presidents, we have the man with the plan (to reduce the size of government), the Factor-y boy, Papa Bear himself: Biiiiiiill O’Reilly!
And in the blue corner, weighing in at 100-some pounds of pure comedic muscle, we’ve got a silver fox who enjoys his lox, a big intellect in a compact 5’6″ package, the twinkly-eyed most trusted fake newsman in American history: Joooooon Stewart!
Who will be victorious when these two go toe-to-toe in Washington, D.C. tonight? READ FULL STORY
In just one day, Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly will go head to head for their historic “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” debate. Two men will enter George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium; two men will leave, one slightly before the other. Stewart boasts that by the end of the night, O’Reilly will be “saying my Haftorah.” His opponent counters that the Daily Show host is tiny and unintimidating — no match for his Fox News-approved stature.
In short, it’s going to be a night to remember. And if you’re still not convinced, check out O’Reilly’s guest appearance on The Daily Show last night — a seven-minute stretch of genial ribbing, bragging, and the occasional questionable joke. (O’Reilly quips that his followup to Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy will be Killing Colbert. Stewart’s audience isn’t so into that.) Get your “Rumble” preview right here:
Sorry, Big Bird: Jon Stewart thinks Mitt Romney unquestionably won last night’s first presidential debate. “I’m sure President Obama now realizes, ‘Oh, preseason’s over. I should probably familiarize myself with my presidency, and learn some of the various numbers and things that go along with it,'” the Daily Show host told Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer today.
And Stewart didn’t stop there. “It wasn’t so much [Obama’s] body language as the mouth language that he was using,” he explained, citing the president’s frequent pauses as a tic that made Obama not seem “present” in the debate. He compared Obama’s strategy to the tactic Muhammad Ali famously used in his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” match against George Foreman: “It’s the rope-a-dope, but instead of letting your opponent punch himself out, you just get beat up.” READ FULL STORY
When Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly take the stage at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium on Saturday night to engage in a political debate tabbed The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium, their most partisan fans might be craving blood. After all, O’Reilly is Fox News’ looming, scowling conservative he-man, and Stewart is more than paying for his kids’ college education by routinely mocking Fox News’ style and substance four nights a week on The Daily Show. But as anyone who’s watched the adversaries joust on each other’s shows over the years, their relationship is anything but bitter. It’s more Oscar & Felix than Hamilton & Jefferson or Ali & Frazier, though Stewart suggests it’s even deeper than that. “I think it’s more Hepburn and Tracy,” says the comedian. “I think there’s a lot of sexual tension under there. Who’s who? It switches. It depends.” READ FULL STORY
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