'Stay strong, papa bear': Stephen Colbert unleashes Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert to commemorate O'Reilly's demise
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Stephen Colbert on Wednesday brought back his Comedy Central character to pay homage to the man that started it all: ousted Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

“I owe a lot to Bill O’Reilly,” Colbert noted, before introducing a statement from “Bill O’Reilly’s biggest fan.”

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