October 15, 2004
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The matchup I was waiting for is not gonna happen.
Bill O'Reilly was scheduled to appear on "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday Night. Instead, he is replaced by author Garrison Keillor.
This comes as disappointing news. Regardless of which side of the fence you are on, you wanted to see the Bills clash. It's two pompous talk show hosts — one a "comedian," one a "reporter" — going at it.
I've tried to gather info on this but to no avail. Rarely do you see two hotheads butt heads. Granted, it's HBO — land of overhyped boxing — but it's a different kind of pay-per-view.
True, Maher and O'Reilly have debated before, but so what? I was looking forward to this one.