Fox News's Bill O'Reilly and Comedy Central's Jon Stewart are once again locked in a battle of wits.
Having been told by O'Reilly that he was "going to hell" for remarks he made about the war on Christmas, Stewart said Thursday, "I make my living watching Fox News eight hours a day. I'm already in hell! Boom! Boom! Your move, O'Reilly."
This led The Factor host to marvelously respond Friday, "All right, here's my move. How can you watch eight hours of Fox News every day and still be a pinhead?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BILL O'REILLY: And finally tonight, "Pinheads & Patriots." As you may know, Jon Stewart and I are going back and forth over the war on Christmas.
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JON STEWART, HOST, COMEDY CENTRAL'S "THE DAILY SHOW": A couple of nights ago, I responded to the ginned-up outrage many Christmas celebrants feel when they are unable to celebrate Christmas at all times in all places.
Last night one of Santa's unusually large elves fired back.
O'REILLY: Our pal Jon Stewart is following the various Christmas controversies very closely.
Now, there is no question that Mr. Stewart is going to hell.
STEWART: I know.
But here's what you and your minions don't understand, O'Reilly. Your hell doesn't scare me. I make my living watching FOX News eight hours a day. I'm already in hell! Boom! Boom! Your move, O'Reilly.
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O'REILLY: My move, Stewart? All right, here's my move. How can you watch eight hours of FOX News every day and still be a pinhead?
It will be interesting to see Stewart's response Monday. Stay tuned.