Stewart and O’Reilly Spar Over Obama, Media Bias

By Andrew Gauthier 

Los Angeles Times

Jon Stewart showed up alone for his showdown Wednesday afternoon with Bill O’Reilly.

“Stewart, S-T-E-W-A-R-T,” he told the security guard in the lobby of Fox News’ midtown Manhattan headquarters. “I’m here to get crushed by O’Reilly.”

In fact, what unfolded over the next 40 minutes was a vigorous, policy-laden debate between two of television’s most popular figures who hail from increasingly polarized political worlds. Their discussion careened between talk of tort reform, global warming and the trials of the 9/11 terrorists.

But most of all, Stewart used his second appearance ever on “The O’Reilly Factor” to levy a robust critique of Fox News and its coverage of President Obama. More…

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