Colbert and O’Reilly Meet Twice

It is a sad commentary on the state of the media when, with the exception of Keith Olbermann, we are limited to The Comedy Channel to provide a check on Bill O’Reilly. Thursday night Stephen Colbert,whose show is based upon showing the absurdity of right wing beliefs by expressing them in a humorous manner, and Bill O’Reilly each visited each other’s show. There seemed so much potential here. When matter and anti-matter meet we expect a real explosion but it never came. While there were a few laughs there seemed to be so much potential which was missed. I was envisioning Colbert and O’Reilly appear to agree on numerous points, only to see Colbert demonstrating the absurdity by taking the ideas to areas unanticipated by O’Reilly. Instead there were some jabs such as Colbert making fun of the age of O’Reilly’s audience but no knock out blows.

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    kj says:

    And I was so looking forward to this. 🙁
    Ah well, Colbert did his patriotic duty a thousand times over at last years Press Association dinner, guess he can have some slack. But still. We need humor! Satire! Colbert unplugged!

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