Their live stream didn’t work for thousands of people.
Here are some low-lights of the farce.
When O’Reilly said the U.S. shouldn’t have gone into Iraq, Stewart put one leg up on the podium and shouted, “Somebody live Tweet that, motherf—er!”
CNN’s E.D. Hill — who acted as moderator — asked whether politicians should engage in more cross-partisan dialogue. That’s when Stewart sat on O’Reilly’s lap.
“And what would you like for Christmas, little boy?” O’Reilly asked before adding, “Get off me.”
It wasn’t the only time Christmas was brought up. While O’Reilly claimed victory for “The War on Christmas,” Stewart said the war never existed in the first place.
“I’m a Jew,” Stewart said. “If you think Christmas isn’t celebrated in this country, walk a mile in Hanukkah’s shoes.”
He added: “The headquarters of Fox News is in Rockefeller Center. If you walk outside of Fox News, it looks like Santa Claus exploded. This whole idea is insanity.”
O’Reilly said Americans are acting too entitled and that the government has too much wasteful spending. Stewart didn’t disagree.
“We are an entitlement nation,” Stewart said. “Have you ever seen Oprah’s favorite things episode? We are a people that wants free things.”
How did Hill think the night went?
“It’s much like working with teenage boys,” she quipped after the debate. “What they showed was you can have complete opposite opinions and have an honest debate. We need more of that in this country.”
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