Who’s Stupider Now?
Bill O’Reilly and “stoned slackers”
Poor Bill O’Reilly. . . Jon Stewart is going to have a field day with this:
The folks at Comedy Central were annoyed when Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly kept referring to “The Daily Show” audience as “stoned slackers.”
So they did a little research. And guess whose audience is more educated?
Viewers of Jon Stewart’s show are more likely to have completed four years of college than people who watch “The O’Reilly Factor,” according to Nielsen Media Research.
Now before we get all out of sorts, it should be mentioned that the comment was given – and taken – as nothing more than a joking comment.
Comedy Central executives realized, and O’Reilly acknowledged, that he was poking fun. But they said they didn’t want a misconception to persist.
And there we have it. Jon Stewart will have his turn on October 7th, when Bill O’Reilly will appear on The Daily Show.