Steven Colbert, a parody of O'Reilly, goes on O'Reilly's show
. Then O'Reilly returns the favor
, going on The Colbert Report
. That's just weird...it's like...I can't think of an analogy. It's like Dana Carvey's George Bush 41. visiting the real George Bush 41 in the Oval Office, and then the real George Bush 41 going on Saturday Night Live
. Or something like that. To interview a parody of yourself, and then be interviewed by a parody of yourself. It must be symbolic of something
. There's a profound statement in there about the media, the times were in, what constitutes "truth", etc. I can't quite put my finger on it, though.
Of course Keith Olbermann, O'Reilly's arch-rival, talks about these encounters
with the creator of Family Guy
Note: I haven't actually watched this stuff (except the beginning of the Olbermann segment). I'm merely reacting to the idea
of it all.