The highly anticipated ‘Rumble’ between Bill O’Reilly from Fox News and Jon Stewart from the Daily Show, did not disappoint. At one point, while discussing the nation’s debt and deficit, O’Reilly refused to acknowledge George W. Bush’s complicity but instead went with the “Bush is gone” excuse which is echoed with most of the right wing. That to me, is one of our major issues — for example, Osama bin Laden is killed and suddenly, George W. Bush is applauded by Republicans when he wasn’t in office, yet when he was in office, he is/was not held accountable.
Also worth noting is O’Reilly’s assault on NPR, which he lost to the capable, Jon Stewart who compared what O’Reilly wants to pick and choose out of tax payer dollars, to what Stewart does not want to pay for — war. In comparison, the money allocated to NPR is insignificant.
Ambassador Steven’s murder in Libya which quickly escalated into riots and protests, was quickly (very quickly) blamed on Obama for his supposed inaction — gathering information first is apparently a no-no. Stewart reminds O’Reilly of the nine embassies attacked during Bush’s time in office.
It’s certainly worth watching; What O’Reilly vocalizes is the same sentiment which permeates throughout the Republican Party and that should scare the hell out of you.
Jon Stewart quote of the day, “Fox News is the Lupus of news.”