Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly Duke it out in Washington

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    Did anyone happen to catch this?

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    It was billed as the 'Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium' - a 90-minute debate at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

    It was structured presidential debate style, moderated by E.D. Hill - both behind a podium for the 1st hour (John on an electric lift he used on occasion to play with his height differential) and a half an hour seated.
    The two went at it on everything from the national debt, the war on Christmas , health care reform, Middle East policy, the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, the candidates, and much more.

    Here is the promo:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-WHP5FsMKQ"]The Rumble 2012 - Promo - YouTube[/ame]

    And the full event:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A051B-uPopM"]The Rumble 2012: Bill O'Reilly vs Jon Stewart (Full) - YouTube[/ame]


    All in all it was pretty darn good, in my opinion - and I was impressed two powerful voices from either side of the political spectrum were able to come together in this manner - without it being on either one's home turf, so to speak. A good moderator helped keep it focused (though she did give them quite a bit of reign.)

    It was all for a good cause - Wounded Warrior Project, Doctors Without Borders, the USO and the NYC Coalition for the Homeless.

    Kudo's to both Stewart and O'Reilly for knowing how to argue fiercely their deep-seated political convictions, with some first rate laughter thrown in - and still walk away shaking hands.

    Would that we all could do so.
     
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    I bet John didn't call Bill a racist.
     
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    Im going to watch this..
     
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    It's well worth your time. It was great seeing these guys go at it like this.
     
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    They really do have good chemistry together. Bill O'Reilly is actually very funny when he's with Stewart.

    I have to say, as much as I disagree with him on pretty much everything, my respect for Bill-O has increased dramatically since him and Stewart have started going at it all the time.
     
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    If you missed it ,it is on youtube right now
     
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    Same here.

    It was always though, on one or the other's territory - that's what made this so much better.

    Moderated, neutral zone.
     
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    This should be in the media section. Both of them are phony idiots.
     
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    The topic was all politics.
     
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    For her roll, and lovely bumps --

    ED Hill deserves some applause for what she brought to the event

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