Bill O’Reilly, Jon Stewart battle it out an entertaining debate on presidential politics
New York, NY, United States (4E) – Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly squared off in a lively but entertaining debate on Saturday night, providing an entertaining dimension of the 2012 presidential election.
Both TV personalities are at odds ideologically and have been hitting each other in their respective shows. During the debate, however, they found some common ground while they showed their brand of wit and humor.
The debate season has already kicked off in the presidential race with Republican challenger Mitt romney beating President Barack Obama last week in most accounts during their first meeting. This week, Vice President Joe Biden and Romney’s running mate Rep. Paul Ryan will have their opportunity for their only debate this campaign season.
O’Reilly is a conservative and often seen in his weeknight show “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox telling between patriots and pinheads.
Stewart, on the other hand, is a liberal and has for years been critical of O’Reilly in his own show Comedy Central that is aired on CNN.
Former Fox News and CNN anchor E.D. Hill moderated the highly anticipated debate, whom both participants battled over issues like the Obama administration’s foreign policy, the role of government, Medicare, social security and the media industry.
Viewers had to pay $4.95 in order to watch the debate, dubbed as O’Reilly vs. Stewart 2012: The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium, on livestream.
A huge number of viewers online reportedly experienced slow connection. Producers of the show offered an apology saying that their servers suffered overloading due to overwhelming demand.