Jon Stewart & Bill O’Reilly
Yesterday on Fox News Monday night, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Fox host Bill O’Reilly had a heated debate over the recent invitation of Chicago rapper Common to the White House. Stewart accused the Fox News network of being “a selective outrage machine…that pettifogs [an issue] only when it suits the narrative that suits them.”
Last week Grammy award-winning hip hop artist Common was invited to take part in a poetry reading at the White House. Conservatives took issue with it because in some of his lyrics he has defended Black Panther member and convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur.
O’Reilly, argued that the White House should not be issuing invitations to people who were “celebrating a cop-killer.”
“What I think he’s doing is not celebrating, but honoring someone he thinks was wrongly convicted of cop-killing. I think he believes she was convicted unjustly,” argued Stewart.
O’Reilly responded with, “I am saying that when a president invites someone [to the White House]…the resume has to be put in front of them and they have to select someone who is almost unimpeachable.”
Stewart disputed that legends like Bono, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen have all written songs about people who were convicted for killing cops, so the White House should then not allow them either.
See part 2 here:
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