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01/09/2007 09:29 PM ID: 59414 Permalink   

Showdown: Colbert v. O'Reilly


"I'm really looking forward to speaking to a man who owes his entire career to me," said Fox News host Bill O'Reilly of meeting Stephen Colbert when they trade appearances on their respective shows, "The O'Reilly Factor" and the "Colbert Report."

O'Reilly's top-rated "no spin zone" program has been a source of inspiration for Colbert's nightly parody of cable news, where as the self-absorbed host he tries to bring the world "truthiness." The face-offs will take place on January 18th.

"I look forward to the evening," said Colbert of the upcoming battle of wits versus wit. "It is an honor to speak face-to-face with a broadcasting legend, and I feel the same way about Mr. O'Reilly."

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This should be interesting!
Will Colbert go as Colbert or “Colbert”?
  by: Emp3r0r     01/09/2007 10:08 PM     
  @emp, the story  
He'd better go as "Colbert," because it would just be a lot more entertaining to watch O'Reilly deal with his own arrogant absurdity.

I love the quotes here, though. Colbert "owes his entire career to" O'Reilly?! Typical O'Reilly rationalization to put himself at the head of the situation, rather than the butt of the joke. IS he the only egotistical hack on TV? Has Colbert no other credits as a comedian?

I'm sure it will come as a great shock to Bill O'Reilly when he, like everyone else, dies.
  by: MomentOfClarity     01/09/2007 11:55 PM     
O'Reilly lost against Jon Stewart, I expect Colbert to come out on top as well.
  by: fballer23   01/10/2007 12:02 AM     

Yes I know it's Colbert. But I hear it as Colbear. Go Colbear! I reckon Gean Hackman could play O-Reilly in a comedy.
  by: Mr-Anderson   01/10/2007 06:43 AM     
  my dad says he'll take him on...  
... after colbert whupps his ass
  by: redstain   01/10/2007 08:49 AM     
  cant wait  
colbert has a great ability to hold a mirror to the right wing to show how truly idiotic they are. remember the white house correspondents dinner? since colbert is doing an impression of o'reilly, there's no way billy boy can defeat him unless he's not o'reilly. the louder he gets, the louder colbert will get. bill will yell at the cave and receive an even bigger echo.
  by: ManilaRyce     01/10/2007 09:45 AM     
  i'd feel bad for o'reilly...  
if he was anyone but o'reilly, but since he is o'reilly,
i'm going to relish this. i really hope o'reilly
interviews the character from "the report", because
o'reilly's probably going to act like he's above the
mocking, but i bet colbert will find a way to push
his buttons. there's a good chance i'll literally die
laughing, or at the very least pass out. if colbert
shows up as himself (not the character) that could
be entertaining as well in a more subtle fashion.
colbert must - without question - show up to
o'reilly's show with his peabody award, and just sit
it on the desk beside him, or better yet, give it to

google: "o'reilly" +"peabody award"
(in case you aren't familiar with the controversy)
  by: pixx   01/10/2007 04:41 PM     
you are so evil….I like the way you think. Oh yes, the Peabody would make O’Really sink under the desk. This will be good.
  by: Valkyrie123     01/10/2007 11:44 PM     
  Get the casket ready  
Colbert is going to get his ass handed back to him... in pieces.
  by: CArnold     01/11/2007 08:53 AM     

I never knew you could be so funny, CArnold. Whoo...I need to catch my breath!

Maybe a body language expert should be there to monitor T-Warrior's 'primate' behaviour?

"On Scarborough, body language analyst found that O'Reilly exhibited "typical primate behavior""
  by: StarShadow     01/11/2007 09:24 AM     
That's pretty doubtful. Colbert's a comedian, so he's used to thinking on his feet. O'Reilly needs absolute control - he won't have it on Colbert's show, and Colbert will likely undermine it on his. Remember the kid who knew to time his responses so that he'd get his statements in before O'Reilly could cut him off? If that kid managed to figure out O'Reilly's tricks, you can bet Colbert will have them mastered.
  by: momentofclarity     01/11/2007 09:27 AM     
  doesn't really matter  
What does it matter Colbert is going to be there to extract entertainment from the event. O’Reilly is going to try and come off as a level headed pundit and the sort of guy who’s up for a laugh and not such an arrogant p%$ck as he is on his show.
Says a lot about the state of democracy in America where the only serious debate on television is between a comedian and a news pundit. How about having people from political parties actually debating “issues” and not “candidate qualities” or would that all be too boring and not have enough laughs I guess?
I think this is O’Reilly grasping for some sort of respect on the tv circuit as his career as a “journalist” or “commentator” or whatever he’s supposed to be carries absolutely no weight anymore. The neo-con are all running for cover and have disgraced themselves O’Reilly has become a sort of joke in recent years. I’ve seen numerous people here on sn spouting pap O’Reilly says on his memo or talking points as some sort of safe crap to spout caus O’Reilly said it , the majority of discerning news buffs see the guy as little more than a caricature of himself . The angry white man , my government right or wrong attitude has worn so thin now in the shadow of Iraq that the importance of this event is not who wins or loses but how people like O’Reilly will try and keep it going till the very end and that this sort of event overshadows the events like real political debate , investigation and some real accountability by those in power for the events of the last few years.

  by: Hugo Chavez     01/11/2007 09:48 AM     
  In review...  
...Colbert 2, O'Reilly 0. The latter definitely lost his cool a couple times, but Colbert never broke character.
  by: momentofclarity     01/19/2007 09:19 AM     
Colbert was licking O'Reilly's feet and kissing his butt at the same time!!
He's a schmooze that left his backbone at home! I was very disappointed...

In case you didn't get to see his appearance, watch Colbert bow down to his "Daddy" on this link:
  by: CArnold     01/21/2007 12:07 PM     
  If the link doesn't work...  
You'll have to initialize the cookie that specifies your connection speed. Just go to and click on any of the Video links. Select your connection speed, and you're set!

Then come back to this page and click on the link in my previous post.

I was suprised that Colbert didn't offer to sexually pleasure O'Reilly on his show. What a joke.
  by: CArnold     01/21/2007 12:55 PM     
Did you miss the fact that the Colbert character idolises O'Reilly? did you notice what Colbert said of John Stewart:
"The man is a sexual predator. You have no idea what that's like." Remember O'Reilly Factor producer Andrea Mackris?
O'Reilly was being made fun of by Colbert. Did you not notice?
  by: Ec5618   01/21/2007 02:47 PM     
Entry: sat·ire
Pronunciation: 'sa-"tI(-&)r
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin satura, satira, perhaps from (lanx) satura dish of mixed ingredients, from feminine of satur well-fed; akin to Latin satis enough -- more at SAD
1 : a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn
2 : trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly
synonym see WIT

Colbert does satire. If you weren't aware of this when you watched it, the entire routine would have gone over your head.
  by: momentofclarity     01/21/2007 03:02 PM     
  By the way...  
...he DID offer to pleasure O'Reilly at one point. That got a great reaction.
  by: momentofclarity     01/21/2007 03:04 PM     
You'd think the 'Mission Accomplished' banner in the background would have tipped him off, not to mention the line about John Stewart...
  by: StarShadow     01/21/2007 04:22 PM     
Thanks, man -- you just neatly summarized the difference between the intellect of a red stater and the intellect of a blue stater. There's nothing I could possibly add to that.
  by: l´anglais     01/21/2007 05:25 PM     
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