Stephen and Bill

O'Reilly on Colbert on O'Reilly on Colbert ... a confusing night in Bizarro World.

By Kerry Lauerman
Published January 19, 2007 2:11PM (EST)

Was the Bizarro World switcheroo last night a coup for Stephen Colbert or Bill O'Reilly? Did O'Reilly actually manage a glimmer of self-awareness, or ... lord help us ... humor? Did Colbert take his satire to dizzying new heights, holding his freakshow mirror up to O'Reilly's face, who still couldn't quite see the resemblence, making the whole thing that much more hilarious? Or did they both just jump the shark? We're not so sure, but sure found the whole thing riveting.

Kerry Lauerman

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