- The match up for the mock debate, as described by the Washington Post:
"In one corner: O’Reilly, 63, a 6-foot-4 conservative Catholic from Levittown, N.Y., who divides the world into patriots and pinheads every weeknight on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
"In the other: Stewart, 49, a 5-foot-6 liberal Jew from New Jersey whose quippy ombudsmanship of O’Reilly’s network has dominated segments on his rollicking Comedy Central show for years."
- Jon Stewart had nine words to start things off: "My friend Bill O'Reilly is completely full of shit."
- Here's the AP on the mock debate: "Choice words not suitable for the faint of heart dotted the 90-minute exchange between the Fox News anchor and the star of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," who bantered aggressively but good-naturedly over birth control, President George W. Bush and the so-called "War on Christmas."
- Some cheers:
- ... and jeers:
- Here's USA Today on winners at losers: "At evening's end, unlike the actual debates, the official verdict was: both won. Each got a 'championship belt.' And as for what they learned from the evening, O'Reilly said, "Now I know I'm right."