Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart schools Bill O'Reilly in explosive white-privilege debate

"The Daily Show" host gives his Fox News counterpart a blistering lesson on the dangers of white privilege

Published October 16, 2014 1:15PM (EDT)

Bill O'Reilly, Jon Stewart         (Comedy Central)
Bill O'Reilly, Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

On Wednesday evening's edition of "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart invited Bill O'Reilly on the program with the sole intention of getting O'Reilly to admit that there was such a thing as white privilege, but under the pretense of discussing O'Reilly's new book, "Killing Patton."

Stewart begins by saying that there is a system of subjugation in the country when it comes to anyone who isn't white.

"That was then. This now," O'Reilly responds. "Maybe you haven't figured out that there is no more slavery, no more Jim Crow..."

"Ooh. Alright," Stewart says, casually sneaking O'Reilly's book under the desk.

"And the most powerful man in the world is a black American, and the most powerful woman in the world, Oprah Winfrey, is black," O'Reilly says.

"Being able to give people a free car does not make you the most powerful woman in the world," Stewart retorts.

Watch the clip below for eight minutes of infuriating stubbornness on the part of O'Reilly-- granted, he does budge an inch: "It's a factor. I'll give you that."

By Joanna Rothkopf

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