Since there’s nothing else in the political world that warrants a thorough debate, TV heavy-weights Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly battled it out over rapper Common being invited to the White House last Wednesday.
Conservative pundits are riled up over the White House extending an invitation to Common to a poetry slam, supposedly because of the rapper’s past lyrics which some interpret as celebrating violence and cop-killing.
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Jon Stewart, however, argued that if conservatives are bothered by Common’s lyrics than they should also be bothered by the lyrics of Bono, who has celebrated a cop-killer in song form. (And he has also played at the White House.)
O’Reilly and Stewart had both brought up the issue on their respective shows, and on Monday they got together to continue the argument. It’s not the first time the two have gotten together to verbally bash things out, and frankly this time didn’t bring about any surprising revelations. Each host took their share of potshots at the other and each walked away still convinced that the other was wrong on this completely contrived and boring issue.
We almost find ourselves wishing the whole Birther debate was back on the table. At least those arguments were captivating, though in a train-wreck sort of way. (CBS News)
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