Fox News host Bill O’Reilly shot back at Comedy Central host Jon Stewart on Monday night, after Stewart mocked O’Reilly for lamenting the decline of “traditional America.”
During his show on Thursday night, Stewart argued that so-called “traditional” Americans were perpetually being usurped as the country’s demographics and beliefs changed. He noted that in the 19th century, many “traditional” Americans maligned Irish immigrants and feared Catholicism.
In his rebuttal, O’Reilly noted that a coalition of “non-traditional” voters such as minorities and single women helped re-elect Obama.
“Traditional American voters generally want a smaller government in Washington,” the Fox News host added. “More local control. Some oversight on abortion and believe in American exceptionalism.”
“A majority of those who voted for Obama want a large government that spends heavily on entitlements because that reduces so-called income inequality,” O’Reilly continued. “They want equality for gays in the marriage arena. They want unfettered abortion with no parental notification for minors. They want a one world foreign policy that gives other nations equal status to America. Here’s a bulletin to those pinheads at Comedy Central, those are not traditional positions. Are we clear about this?”
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