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Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly pull their punches during pre-debate showdown -- VIDEO

In boxing, when two prize fighter get together to promote their bout, things can get ugly. Punches might be thrown at the weigh-in, insults will be exchanged, and if Mike Tyson is involved, the opponents’ children will surely be threatened with cannibalism. The badder the blood, the bigger the gate. It’s just good business.

Somehow, Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly missed this lesson. The two touched gloves on O’Reilly’s turf last night to promote their upcoming political debate, and it’s clear that the political showmen have a lot in common — including a shared condescension for each other. But beneath those political differences, they clearly have a begrudging respect for each other. (Maybe it’s because they both loathe CNN?)

Watch the entire segment below, as Stewart sets up a Luke Skywalker-Darth Vader analogy that he thinks is complementary to them both, but only makes me worry that Stewart could lose his arm on Oct. 6.  READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly announce online political debate -- VIDEO

Any observant fan of Jon Stewart’s or Bill O’Reilly’s respective basic cable TV shows knows that these seeming ideological foes actually hold each other in (relatively) high regard. They’re both showmen at heart, delivering a pointed take on the news of the day in an entertaining manner that inspires fierce loyalty in their respective audiences, and they both seem to understand and respect the other’s place in the television landscape.

So it should be no big surprise that Stewart and O’Reilly have announced that they will debate each other in what they’re dubbing O’Reilly v Stewart 2012: The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium, or The Rumble 2012 for short. READ FULL STORY

Bill O'Reilly calls 'Simpsons' Fox News jab 'a cheap shot'

The Simpsons have never been afraid to bite the hand that feeds them — or the right-pointing hand of their brother network. As part of its 25th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Fox re-aired the long-running comedy’s pilot episode. The program’s credits included a cheeky card that read, “Congratulations FOX on 25 years… We still love you.*” The asterisk pointed to a caveat: “This doesn’t include Fox News.”

In that night’s new episode, Lisa Simpson also mused about why she loves Fox: “I like how the network is a daring liberal antidote to the right-wing network it gave birth to.”

All in good fun, right? Well, not according to Bill O’Reilly, who featured the show’s gentle gibes in his own program’s “Reality Check” segment last night. “How predictable,” he sniffed after airing the clip and calling the jokes “a cheap shot.” See O’Reilly’s segment, courtesy of Mediaite, below. READ FULL STORY

Bob Beckel is sorry (not really) for dropping the F-bomb on Fox News -- VIDEO

Sean Hannity may have started a segment on Monday night’s edition of Hannity by tossing the football around, but by the end of the block, he found himself playing referee. Hannity was caught off-guard after a heated debate between Fox News contributor and former Democratic strategist Bob Beckel and Tea Party activist Jennifer Stefano ended with Beckel dropping the F-bomb on live TV.

It took much convincing for Beckel to even acknowledge he was on-air before he issued a halfhearted apology — one that he quickly nullified by pointing fingers at Hannity — and effectively turned his back on the group to pout. Though it was a different kind of tantrum, I think it may have been the best display of petulance since… well… another famous face from Fox News. See the Beckel clip (NSFW, of course) after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Tom Hanks apologizes for Bill O'Reilly fundraiser jab

Celebrity feud averted! Yesterday, footage was made public that showed Tom Hanks emceeing a 2004 school fundraiser in which a fellow parent donned blackface and a stereotypical (read: racist) costume. Hanks explained that he had been “blindsided” by the “hideously offensive” gag, but a conservative civil rights group called for President Obama to repudiate the actor, who provided the narration on a recent Obama 2012 campaign video.

But that wasn’t the end of the story for the two-time Oscar winner. While hosting the 2004 event, Hanks made an awkward off-hand joke about the taste-challenged interloper: “Who would have thought that Bill O’Reilly would join us?” The implication being that Fox News pundit O’Reilly was racist. READ FULL STORY

Bill O'Reilly on Angelina Jolie's figure: 'Is it just me, or is she looking mighty slim these days?' -- VIDEO

It wouldn’t be a Tuesday (or Wednesday…or Thursday…or Friday…) morning without a clip of Bill O’Reilly saying something in that special Bill O’Reilly way. This particular Tuesday, it’s a snippet of the Fox News pundit addressing Angelina Jolie‘s figure (but inexplicably, not her much-discussed leg) which was on display at the Oscars on Sunday.

“Is it just me, or is she looking mighty slim these days? Emaciated even?” O’Reilly pondered, while showing footage of Jolie at the Academy Awards. He continued, “I was kind of taken aback. Look at the arms on her! Once again the media largely ignoring Ms. Jolie’s physical profile, but she is a role model for some women. Something’s going on here. I mean, she is slight. Let’s hope it’s nothing unusual.”

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