Bill O’Reilly – Stephen Colbert Crossover

Bill O’Reilly and Stephen Colbert will be guests on each other’s programs on January 18.

“I’m really looking forward to speaking to a man who owes his entire career to me,” O’Reilly said.

Bill O'Reilly and Stephen Colbert Photo In this file photo originally released by Time Magazine, conservative TV pundit Bill O'Reilly, left, poses with Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in New York,on May 8, 2006, at an event celebrating Time's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. O'Reilly, the Fox News Channel host and Colbert, who has essentially based his comic character every evening on Comedy Central on him, will trade appearances on each other's programs Jan. 18, 2007. (AP Photo/Time Magazine, Ivan Villegas) 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.”

It should be interesting.

via Julian Sanchez

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  1. legion says:

    Truly, the Rapture is upon us.

  2. I don’t watch either of them, so I’m sure I wouldn’t ‘get it’.