Jon Stewart accused Bill O'Reilly and Fox News of having a blatant double standard in their outrage over the rapper Common's performance at the White House, calling the network a, "selective outrage machine."
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Stewart appeared on the cable network Monday night to debate host Bill O'Reilly about President Obama's decision to invite Common to a poetry slam at the White House. And right from the outset, it was clear the two would find little to agree on.
O'Reilly began the debate by laying out his argument, that Common had "openly sympathized" with cop killers, and was thus too controversial to be honored with an invitation to the White House. Common, O'Reilly said, had previously "celebrated" Assata Shakur, who was convicted of killing several police officers in the 1970s, and who then escaped and fled the country.