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Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly face off in debate Oct. 6; but fans must pay $5 to see it



therumble-small.jpgJon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly have turned their shtick into a media opportunity.

The Daily Show host and O'Reilly Factor star meet at 8 p.m. Oct. 6 in a presidential-style debate to be livestreamed online. Their debate comes three days after the first real presidential debate; what that means, I'm still not sure.

Fans must pay $4.95 to see it, though I gotta think the resulting video clips will be plastered all over the Internet in short order. Sign up for online streaming by Oct. 1 and you can also submit a question to either guy. Click here for more information.

O'Reilly and Stewart have maintained an odd sort of friendship, despite the fact that their political views are so different.

It's odd, because Stewart has often shown anger at the hypocrisy on Fox News, but rarely takes on its biggest star, O'Reilly. Ditto with the Fox News anchor, who chides Stewart like a friend who just doesn't get it.

Tickets to the event, scheduled at the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of The George Washington University, are priced at $75 and $100.

According to the press release, "Mr. O'Reilly and Mr. Stewart will donate one-half of the net profits from "The Rumble" to a number of charitable causes." But I'm assuming they get the other half?  

I'm wondering why they don't just donate it all. Whatever happens, I'm sure it will make good TV.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 1:39pm]


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