WATCH: Jon Stewart on The O'Reilly Factor, Previewing the Upcoming 'Rumble' Debate With Bill O'Reilly
Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart will hold a live debate at George Washington University in D.C. on October 6th. Tonight on The O’Reilly Factor, Stewart revealed why he decided to go up against the Fox News host. “The reason I’m doing this, Bill, is very similar to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, why he never abandoned him […] I sense there is still good in you.” What’s the protocol for the upcoming “rumble?” “We’re just going to be like we really are in real life,” O’Reilly said to Stewart, “Me very successful, you just hanging on.”
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Stewart attended the political conventions, though the Republican National Convention would not grant him a press pass, because as O’Reilly explained, they didn’t want to be mocked. At the Democratic National Convention, Stewart said he was impressed that “the streets did not run red with the blood of protesters.” He thought that Sandra Fluke did a nice job with her DNC speech, which led the pair to a back-and-forth about contraception. Stewart said, “I know she’s a particular punching bag for you [Bill] because God forbid a woman come out of nowhere and speak about an issue close to her heart.” To which O’Reilly interjected, “And her hand in my wallet.” Stewart wondered, “What did those nuns do to you?” We may never know, as O’Reilly switched gears to the RNC and Clint Eastwood’s speech. Stewart thought the actor's 'empty chair' speech was a “breath of fresh air” and furthermore, he said, “It was very indicative of the entire [Republican National] Convention, in which there’s this fictional, invisible Obama that only Republicans can see that’s this scary Muslim, Kenyan socialist, and when you look at the facts, you realize sitting in the actual chair is a normal, technocrat legislator.” The debate will be streamed over the Internet and people will have to pay a cost of $4.95 to view it. All proceeds will go to charities picked by Stewart and O’Reilly.