Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Colbert and O'Reilly showdown

Sweet item off the wire today:

Bill O’Reilly and Stephen Colbert to trade appearances on eachother’s shows next week

NEW YORK (AP) — It may feel like looking into the mirror forBill O’Reilly and Stephen Colbert next week. The Fox News Channel host and Colbert, who has essentially basedhis comic character every evening on Comedy Central on him, will trade appearances on each other’s programs Jan. 18.
“I’m really looking forward to speaking to a man who owes his entire career to me,” O’Reilly said.
On “The Colbert Report,” Colbert portrays a self-involved talk-show host who has tried to bring “truthiness” to the world. His character owes an obvious debt to O’Reilly, who holds court in the “no-spin zone” each evening.
On “The O’Reilly Factor,” O’Reilly portrays a ... um, he hosts the top-rated program in cable news.
“I look forward to the evening,” Colbert said. “It is an honor to speak face-to-face with a broadcasting legend, and I feel the same way about Mr. O’Reilly.”

I predict this will all go wrong, and be so right.


At 10:18 PM, January 09, 2007, Blogger Tbone said...

...Colbert has no nuts...he fakes behind a character, who acts like he's seen nuts...ya may not agree with O'Reilly, but he ain't a two-bit fake actor...

At 7:30 AM, January 10, 2007, Blogger AndyW said...

I'd take issue with that -- you have to remember how much trouble Colbert got in at the White House correspondents dinner last year for his pointed humor about the president (and the press, too). You don't have to agree with his viewpoint - and regardless, it was a pretty dumb thing to do - but I'd definitely say it takes cojones to basically tell the President of the United States off to his face.

At 12:38 PM, January 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Cojones" ... pronounced coh-jones here in America, according to Monday's episode!

At 9:00 PM, January 10, 2007, Blogger V said...

I can't believe I'm going to say this but: I need to set my tivo to record something on Fox.

Colbert will make it worth my while!


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