Jon Stewart, O'Reilly To Hold PPV Debate

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
Sept. 18 2012 9:09 AM

Jon Stewart, Bill O'Reilly To Hold PPV Debate

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Jon Stewart speaks at the Robin Hood Veterans Summit at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on May 7, 2012 in New York City

Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Robin Hood Foundation.

This fall's debate schedule just got a little more crowded. And, we'd be willing to bet, a good deal more hilarious.

Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart have announced they will square off next month in a 90-minute, pay-per-view debate they're billing as "The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium." It will take place October 6 on the George Washington University campus, and will be streamed live on the Internet for a nickel less than $5.

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E.D. Hill, who has anchored programs on both CNN and Fox News, will play the role of moderator. Here are the statements via the New York Times:

In a statement, Mr. Stewart said: “I’m excited to debate Mr. O’Reilly. I believe this will be a very enjoyable night for fans of our programs, political junkies, partisans and people who just enjoy yelling.”
Mr. O’Reilly said in the statement: “I had no idea my agent signed me up for this. How can I get out of it?”

Here's the site: therumble2012.com. And the promo:

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.