A few months ago, O’Reilly had dismissed the idea of “white privilege” as a fantasy, and Stewart challenged him on that, practically starting the interview saying “I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege.”
O’Reilly stuck to his argument about Asians doing well, therefore maybe Asian privilege exists, but Stewart argued “white males set the system.” O’Reilly shot back it’s ridiculous because there’s “no more slavery, no more Jim Crow,” and the president is black. Stewart argued the residual effects still exist today.
Things got really heated and O’Reilly and Stewart were practically yelling at each other at one point. Stewart asked him at one point, “Why so defensive about it?”
Watch the face-off below (extended version), via Comedy Central:
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