I saw this episode, and hate him or not he's got a point. There's a lot of people mostly young in their early 20's and even teens. Who watch Stewart and actually think things are as he reports. Stewart does satire he's funny too I like him , O'Reilly even likes him and they poke fun at each other in a playful way, which is what both did anyway, but again both sides took it too serious, and got stupid. He was just showing basically what was really said, showed the real deal of it, which probably confused a lot of Stewart's audience that don't know how to think for themselves.
And why all the hate for FNC? If it were even as conservative as you think it is which you're wrong on that by the way. (because the hardcore hateful righties do not like FNC). So what? All the other news programs lean to the left, and far to the left. So where would someone who is more conservative, or moderate go to? Liberals always talk about free speech and all, but it seems only if its their views being spread around. Second everyone who hates FNC, and gives their weak fairytale reasons as to why they do, its always very inaccurate, and shows how unintelligent, and easily lead around the haters are, because all they do is sit on sites and look at edited clips done by people who hate FNC, then they go off on their silly little "I hate FNC" rants its hilarious. Its also tired now. If you don't like it, don't watch it, but its kinda funny to be trying to bust on FNC, and not the other networks who do exactly what you claim FNC to be, don't come out all hard trying to single FNC out, cause it just makes you look like a hater.
O'Reilly is also a moderate/independent, which you'd definitely know if you've read any of his books, or actually watched his show instead of edited clips, I forgot though, if you're not hung up on the left, then you're a right wing nut bag, the right wing nut bags will call you a leftwing nut bag if you're not hard up on the right. Being someone who does watch his show, and has read his books, I've seen him bust on Republicans, and the right, as well as Democrats, and the Left. His interview with Obama was the best out of the 3 candidates, and he seemed to have gotten along with Obama way more than he did Hillary, or McCain (especially McCain, he seemed annoyed with him), but was fair to all of them, which is what a lot of people saw, FNC gained a hell of a lot more viewers during the election, because there were a lot of Democrats, and liberals (not crazy liberals), who were coming out saying FNC was definitely more fair than the other networks. He also got letters from silly hardore Conservatives who felt he gave Obama, and Hillary a pass, and wanted him to be nasty with em, felt he was too hard on McCain. Hardcore Conservatives hate O'Reilly just a the hardcore left both sides have a hell of a lot in common with each other, it so funny in a sad way, you both have way too much hate, anger, intolerance, and division going on there.
Now Sean Hannity is a conservative, and I disagree with a lot of things he says, and he even annoys me at times. But I don't hate him, I do respect him as he does a lot of stuff for the troops, and as a vet I think that's very awesome, O'Reilly does a lot of charity work as well. I always think that stuff is very noble I don't care what your politics are, if you give back to help others out less fortunate, you get mad respect in my book. I've actually met both of em too, and they are nice people. The assumptions that come from people on the far left, a lot of it I see in here, is not only laughable, but very predictable, and proves a lot of points, to the people who laugh at you thinking you're silly, and I'm sorry but its funny. I crack the hell up when people on the far right say silly predictable things as well, both play off each other so well, and are so alike as I said, and both are too dumb to even see it, or acknowledge how the corrupt politicians in both parties, love it. Because it allows them to just keep doing what they do best, which is screwing over the people.
I remember that episode of O'Reilly as well with the liberal protesters, and he wasn't against them protesting, as he feels they have a right to do so, he was against them disrespecting a lot of the people who were there, people who were out there saying some loony ass hateful stuff, (not to mention inciting violence ), and he just called those few, loons. He's chastised the loony toons in the current protest. He also acknowledges that all these protesters in the tea parties, and the town hall meetings, are NOT all conservatives, and I know that for a fact, because I've actually checked a few out for myself, and its a pretty healthy mixture of people, mostly independents who voted for Obama, there are also liberals, and democrats, and yes there are conservatives. All of these people also protested many occasions when Bush was president, or would call in, and write letters, and they felt as if they weren't being listened to, and feel like nothing's changed in that department so they're all angrier. I also thought it was pretty interesting FNC was the ONLY network that reported about that guy being badly beating by these nutty liberal guys, the two guys were white, the man they beat was black, had it been turned around the other way, black guy being beaten by 2 white conservatives it would have been a big story. They didn't report it, because the guy who was beaten, doesn't support Obama.. Nobody should be beaten for expressing their views in non violent ways, but the hypocrisy of the other networks was just hilarious. This is part of why FNC kicks the asses of the other networks, and why the other networks are doing so poorly.
As for the whole France thinking us stupid thing.. Another inaccurate opinion. Sure you have very leftwing nut bags over there just as you have over here. You'll find em everywhere. But there are also a lot of French people (been there many times) who have a tremendous amount of respect and love for us, and there are people in the government who want to make the country more like America in some ways, as they admire a lot about us (not the direction Obama is taking us though.. And not all Europeans like him by the way, some are pretty worried about where he's leading this country.). Its those people who make France awesome, not the nut bags who let misguided, limited ideologies of hate, ignorance, and intolerance motivate them to say/do destructive things, no matter what their politics are, left right, doesn't matter.