Video: Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly Go Head-to-Head Over Common

Debate over whether rapper should have visited White House continues

May 17, 2011 12:00 PM ET
Jon Stewart on the O'Reilly Factor with Bill O'Reilly.
Jon Stewart on the O'Reilly Factor with Bill O'Reilly.

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart debated Fox News' Bill O'Reilly last night about whether the Obama administration should be criticized for inviting rapper Common to the White House. While O'Reilly attacked Common for his support of Black Panther and convicted cop killer Assata Shakur, Stewart poked holes in the host's logic, questioning why Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and other major artists who have supported similar political dissidents have not come under the same level of scrutiny from conservative critics.

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You can watch the full Fox News debate, split into two segments, in the clips below.

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