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Fox News' Bill O'Reilly apparently unaware the moon exists

I was going to have some fun with the fact that Bill O'Reilly apparently thinks that God is the guy who controls the tide coming in and coming out. But when it comes to inspired satire, no one does it better than Stephen Colbert. He invited everyone's favorite astrophycisist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, over to "The Colbert Report" to explain what really controls the tides. No one's saying that O'Reilly doesn't get great TV ratings, but it seems hard to believe that he ever passed any of his fifth grade science exams.

-- Patrick Goldstein


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Let me make sure I understand your point. You're saying that if you were suffering from a tremendous headache, an excruciating hangover, AND some kind of great personal or financial loss simultaneously, you wouldn't be able to come up with funnier and more clever lines than Colbert? What a Sad Sack. Return to your post.

That's almost as bad as an actual elected politician saying Guam would tip over if too many people were put on it.


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