O'Reilly's Audience Smarter... Eh, not so much

Jon Stewart

So Bill O'Reilly says that Jon Stewart's audience on "The Daily Show" is a bunch of "stoned slackers." Well, as a committed member of Stewart's audience who is not a slacker, and has never been, nor ever intends to be, stoned, I take offense. Apparently, so did Comedy Central, Stewart's vehicle. They asked Nielson Media Research to conduct a study, a study which revealed that Stewart's viewers are more likely to have finished four years of college than those who watch The O'Reilly Factor, the purported "No Spin Zone."

Amusing. Here is the comment that started it all.

O'Reilly: "You know what's really frightening? You actually have an influence on this presidential election. That is scary, but it's true. You've got stoned slackers watching your dopey show every night and they can vote."

Stewart: "This election is going to rely on the undecided, and who is more undecided than stoned slackers? Ice cream or pretzels? Ice cream or pretzels? What's it going to be?"

Mr. Stewart you are awarded this week's "Winston Churchill Award for Most Witty Come-Back to a Stupid Comment" Mr. O'Reilly, I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

The funny thing through all this. I'm a conservative, and yet I watch Mr. Stewart's show with much more regularity than Mr. O'Reilly's nightly diatribes.

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