Cable kings Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly went head-to-head in a somewhat live debate dubbed “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” at the George Washington University campus on Saturday. The 90-minute face off ran the gamut of topics from serious to silly. Fans paid $4.95 to watch the debate via live stream, although technical problems caused some disruptions in the feed.TheRumble2012.com or scroll through our top five moments from the debate!
Thursday's morning news programs were fueled by arguments over strong remarks made by HLN host Nancy Grace and FOX News host Bill O'Reilly regarding Whitney Houston's death.
On her program Monday, Grace demanded to know how Whitney died -- and even hinted the superstar may have been murdered, saying, "I'd like to know who was around her, who, if anyone, gave her drugs, following alcohol and drugs, and who let her slip, or pushed her, underneath that water?"
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts questioned Grace about her controversial comments. Watch the interview.
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"The View" co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar took a calmer moment this morning to discuss the blowup with FOX News host Bill O'Reilly last Thursday.
"He started with me as soon as he sat down," Goldberg explained, referring to O'Reilly's comments on the Muslim mosque being built near Ground Zero, which culminated in the newsman declaring "Muslims killed us on 9/11."
The dust-up between FOX News host Bill O'Reilly and Joy Behar of "The View" continued when both went on the air later to defend their reactions.
On his show, O'Reilly replayed the explosive confrontation on "The View," in which he spoke his mind about a Muslim community center and mosque proposed for near Ground Zero, causing co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to walk off the set.
Although he apologized to Behar and Goldberg, on his own show, O'Reilly did not back down from his words. He said that he did not want to insult Muslims, but was "tired of the political correctness surrounding the 9/11 attack. The truth is that if moderate Muslims around the world stood with Americans against radical Islam, the terrorists couldn't exist... I'm not in the business of sugarcoating harsh realities." Watch!
FOX News host Bill O'Reilly angered "The View" co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar when the discussion turned to the Muslim community center and mosque being built near Ground Zero.
O'Reilly said the project was "inappropriate" because "a lot of the 9/11 families, who I know, say, 'Look, we don't want that, that shouldn't be there'" and cited an opinion poll that said 70 percent of people agreed with him.
When Goldberg and Behar pressed him on his feelings about it, O'Reilly finally said, ""Because Muslims killed us on 9/11," causing both hosts to walk off the stage for a short period of time.
Watch the confrontation!
Actress Jennifer Aniston isn't letting someone like Bill O'Reilly push her around.
The FOX newsman recently criticized the actress for commending single women who decide to have a family on their own, calling it "destructive to our society," and accused Aniston of "diminishing the role of the dad."
Sarah Palin is upset that "Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane took an apparent swipe at her 22-month old son, Trig, who has Down Syndrome.
In the animated show's Sunday night episode, a main character, Chris, dates a mentally challenged girl, who tells him, "My dad's an accountant and my mom's the former governor of Alaska," while never mentioning Palin by name.
Palin told Bill O'Reilly that "she felt kicked in the gut" and that "some things just aren't really funny."
HuffingtonPost.com's Andy Borowitz parodied the situation in his blog, saying Palin is offended because she's a "fellow cartoon."
Borowitz further lampooned with, "It always hurts to be attacked, but when you're attacked by one of your own, that's particularly hurting." He suggested a "Cartoon Summit" to discuss the issue and would invite the country's leading cartoon characters, including Homer Simpson, SpongeBob SquarePants and Glenn Beck.
At this point, "Family Guy" creator McFarlane has no comment.