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.