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Bill O’Reilly recommends double date for Obama, Bibi in debate with Jon Stewart


October 9, 2012 | 9:33 am

Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly. Photos by REUTERS/Chris Kleponis/Lucas Jackson

Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly. Photos by REUTERS/Chris Kleponis/Lucas Jackson

Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, faced off against conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly, in a political debate.

The debate, “Rumble In The Air-Conditioned Auditorium,” was held Oct. 6 at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Topics discussed at the debate ranged from health care to the Middle East.

O'Reilly, host of the political commentary program "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel, suggested that Obama get closer to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in order to send a stronger message to Iran on the need to halt its nuclear weapons program.

All Barack Obama has to do is go on a double date with Bibi, with Netanyahu,” O’Reilly said. “Just double date with him, go anywhere with him, that sends a little message to Tehran: They might be making up some stuff.”

The double date, O'Reilly said, would send shivers up the spines of Iran’s ruling mullahs.

The debate was broadcast on the internet by live-stream for $4.95. Half the proceeds were to be donated to charity.

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