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Stewart vs. O’Reilly: Debate highlights, plus grumbles about the rumble

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly faced off on Saturday while another battle took place between would-be watchers and over-taxed technology

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Stewart vs. O’Reilly

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly faced off at George Washington U. on Saturday while another battle took place between would-be watchers and over-taxed technology. Some who witnessed the Rumble suggested it was the best debate they’d seen — perhaps even ever. Here’s how it played on Twitter:

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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.” 

Moments before the #rumble2012 starts Jon Stewart is still prepping. http://pic.twitter.com/7UaPcc2JThe Daily Show
#therumble2012 with Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly at #gwu with @EmilyCleary2. Thanks @lovoles for the tickets! http://pic.twitter.com/PaBSKkKASam Horowitz
Jon Stewart had nine words to start things off: “My friend Bill O’Reilly is completely full of shit.”
30 seconds in and I’m already unreasonably excited. #rumble2012 http://pic.twitter.com/Uk2YwSXaSean Bugler
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.”
Bill O’Reilly & these note cards… http://yfrog.com/mgdy7yrsjChaka Kat
"Somebody better live tweet that!! Bill O’Reilly said ‘We shouldn’t have gone to Iraq!!!’"– Jon Stewart #rumble2012 http://yfrog.com/oc56binjChaka Kat
jon stewart asking invisible clint eastwood a question. #rumble2012 http://pic.twitter.com/pq6n6J4Jnoodle
My favorite Jon Stewart moment frm #therumble2012 (via Mitt Romney’s Not the Solution. He’s the Problem) http://twitpic.com/b1smxw via @TwitPicMichele
Good job last night Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart. You conveyed your views in an entertaining and engaging way. http://pic.twitter.com/hq84LNt6Magnus for President
This explains everything #rumble2012 http://twitpic.com/b1qdd6Ali K
PHOTO: Bill O’Reilly, E.D. Hill and Jon Stewart at post #rumble2012 presser. @politico http://pic.twitter.com/DasiWzxaKevin Cirilli
Some cheers:
Just watched #Rumble2012 . Best political debate in years! #BullshitMountainJesseG604
I LOVED #rumble2012 It should be a weekly program!! @TheDailyShowOr-Lee kaidar
This was epic. Tale Of The Tape: O’Reilly v. Stewart #rumble2012 http://tmblr.co/Z5VmMxUpLQm6+Untitled
… and jeers:
#rumble2012 is better then any debate I saw beforeı puɐ ɟןǝsʎɯ ‘ǝɯ
The audio is out of sync, the video is jittery… Not even worth the $4.95 I paid. #rumble2012 #suckedJonathan Disher
You know, I’d had high hopes for the Stewart/O’Reilly debate. But the live stream was broken, and the download file is worse. #rumble2012Jonathan Disher
I watched the most excellent #Rumble2012 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P5tIxg4VDg – my download has stopped :-/ #fail http://pic.twitter.com/WOPugPx8Kathy E Gill
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.”
#rumble2012 that is allMargaret Omodu

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