Stewart to O'Reilly: Fox News a 'perpetual emotion machine' - Feb 03, 2010
Round One of Jon Stewart's appearance on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor."
There wasn't any big feud leading up to this moment, just six years of daily ideological opposition since Stewart's last appearance on the show. Like a snake and mongoose dumped into the same room, you know something interesting is going to happen.
In the first segment, Stewart said he's "torn" about President Obama's performance.
"He has decided Congress is an equal branch of government -- huge mistake," Stewart said.
"That's a pretty smart analysis. A lot of people don't think you're smart," O'Reilly said.
"If you allow too much nitpicking on the edges of legislation, it will be turned into a lobbyist gruel," Stewart said.
In the second segment the duo debate whether Fox News is a "fair and balanced" news organization, with Stewart calling the network a "cyclonic perpetual emotion machine."
"You have become the most reasonable person on Fox News," Stewart said to O'Reilly. "Which is like being the thinnest kid at fat camp."
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