Jon Stewart has accepted Bill O'Reilly's challenge to a debate over the if's and's and but's of the recent controversy over rapper Common visiting the White House. He will appear on The O'Reilly Factor Monday night. Possible questions that will be resolved for all time: If a rapper expresses support for an alleged cop killer should he be blacklisted from the First Lady's invitation list? And what's the big deal with Fox News devoting airtime and contributors energy digging through the lyrics of every Common song and airing the dirty ones? (The White House specifically said they didn't approve of the lyrics but felt Common's devotion to serving America's youth warranted the invite.) But why don't the lefty media care that he said bad things?! It's worth watching Stewart's rap directed at Fox News from Wednesday night to hear his point of view on these kinds of questions. O'Reilly's reply rant can be found here.
This will hardly be Stewart's first appearance on The O'Reilly Factor. His first appearance dates back to September 17, 2004 when Stewart was promoting his new book, America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction. Right out of the gates, O'Reilly let Stewart know how scary it was that the Daily Show host might actually sort of have an influence in the outcome of the election. "You've got stoned slackers watching your show every night and they can vote! You can't stop 'em!" said O'Reilly.