Jon Stewart & Bill O’Reilly Debate About Common. Who Do You Think Won?

Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart had their much talked about debate regarding rapper Common on O’Reilly’s Fox show last night (May 17).

Much of the debate centered around Common’s support of Assata Shakur, who is alleged to have killed a police officer in May 1973.

Because of his support for “cop killers” Shakur, who now lives in Cuba and Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is on death row in Pennsylvania for killing a police officer – O’Reilly felt like he should have never been invited to the White House by Michelle Obama to read poetry.

Stewart countered that Common believes Shakur and Jamal are innocent of the crimes they are accused of and therefore does not support the killing of police officers. Stewart also pointed out that Bono of U2had written a song about Leonard Peltier – who is alleged to have killed two federal agents in 1975.  Yet there was no outcry from Republicans when Bono visited the White House in 2010.

So who do you think won the debate?

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Posted on May 17, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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