Bill O’Reilly was on Megyn Kelly today defending Jon Stewart.
Kelly — who has been the target of some of Stewart’s more epic excoriations — was indignant that O’Reilly had gone on Stewart’s show again: “Why do you go on there…you give him more airtime than he’d ever get!? You are making him a big star.”
For what it’s worth, O’Reilly had a more, er, professional? Less crybaby-ish? Dare we say, mostly fair and balanced, answer:
“Stewart is a guy who reaches an audience we don’t reach here: younger, liberal, hip…you reach an audience that may not be watching the Fox News channel…I want that lively, robust debate.”
Emphasis mine, because the candor is refreshing. Also: Yes.
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