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Colbert Responds to O’Reilly: ‘I Agree With Every Single Word You’re Saying’

After he got his coy reaction to the news that actual Stephen Colbert will be taking over The Late Show from David Letterman next year out of the way, the character Stephen Colbert moved on to more important matters — namely, his escalating feud with “Papa Bear” Bill O’Reilly. Colbert played the Fox News host’s latest rant against him before assuring O’Reilly that he’s not some master “deceiver.”

“You know that Bill O’Reilly and I have a mutual appreciation society,” Colbert told his audience. “I admire Bill, and so does he.” On O’Reilly’s charge that he’s the “darling of the far-left internet,” Colbert had only to point to the #CancelColbert campaign to demonstrate why that may not be entirely true.

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“But if I thought for even one second that something I said hurt Papa Bear’s feelings, then I too am hurt. And to be honest, a little turned on.” After showing the portion of O’Reilly’s segment in which he called Colbert a “deceiver,” the host assured him that he has it all wrong. “I agree with every single word you’re saying, even if those words don’t agree with each other.”

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