O’Reilly Blasts Colbert on The View: ‘Mouthpiece for the Far Left’

Bill O’Reilly has been very down on CBS replacing David Letterman with Stephen Colbert, and on The View Wednesday, O’Reilly went after Colbert for being, as he put it, “a mouthpiece for the far left.” O’Reilly made the comment in response to Walters asking him about calling Colbert a “deceiver” who’s doing damage to the country. He praised Jon Stewart as someone who mocks both sides, but said Colbert is “very committed to being a leftist.”

He said Colbert throws a big wrench in the traditional late night model of not talking about politics too much, suggesting Colbert will have to “come out of his little persona where he snipes and makes these little snarky remarks and he’s gotta be broader.” Which won’t be easy, O’Reilly argued, because “he’s already alienated 40 percent of the country.”

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Jenny McCarthy asked if conservatives would be willing to give Colbert a chance. Whoopi Goldberg pointed at O’Reilly and said “clearly not.”

Watch the video below, via ABC:

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