It seems like Bill O'Reilly is starting to get some of his thunder back from Glenn Beck, who for a very long time has been holding dominion over the entire conservative spot light. He's doing it in a big way too. In a way I can respect that Bill will have a conversation from some of the people from the center and the left, and of that I want to present to you two videos from The O'Reilly Factor. That of Bill Maher and Jon Stewart.
In the Maher video we see a pretty fair back and forth. You can see in a few spots where O'Reilly fishes for Maher to put the blame on Obama. I tend to agree with Maher's statement that our president uses his brain, not his gut, and it's definitely a good thing.
I think the racist element of Obama's opposition is something of a farce. Yes, probably 5-10% of the Tea Party are absolute bigots, but its more about their neo-conservative tendencies, and its a push back against the sweeping support for Obama in 2008. I'm just wondering why he didn't point to Bush unpaid tax cuts as a huge point of spending from the Bush White House.
I thought all in all that O'Reilly gave Maher a fair shake, though he did try to bait him a few times... but I guess that's politics?
Next we have the Jon Stewart video:
Note: this is the aired version, the extended video is available online at Fox News
In here we see Bill O'Reilly taking on Jon Stewart. I say that because it feels less like an interview, and more like an interrogation. Bill jumps in with 'Obama remorse'. Jon retorts by saying that he has more McCain remorse. Expounding upon the fact that we need a 'reconstruction'. O'Reilly refers to his fan base as 'the folks'. Suggesting that people who listen to him are superior to O'Reilly. But O'Reilly finally revealed the extremism of 'the folk' by stating that he'd be stoned to death if he showed up at the Bold and Fresh tour.
"Would you vote for the witch or the Marxist?" Bill asked, and after some back and forth and mentioning of The Rally to Restore Sanity Jon replies "And by the way, I'm sure that is in no way a pejorative way to describe him."
Then the interview wraps up before they go on to talk about Jon's book.
Also some extra curricular if you're interested: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=814374ED833C9047