“Mr. Colbert and others of his ilk have no bleeping clue how to fight the jihad,” O’Reilly said. “They don’t know anything. And when somebody gets beheaded, their reaction is, ‘Oh, that’s bad!’ But by being completely vacant, it doesn’t stop these people from mocking ideas that might have some value.”
All this comes on the heels of one of last week’s episodes of “The Colbert Report,” when the faux conservative host mocked O’Reilly for a plan to combat ISIS terrorists with a squad of international mercenaries.
Colbert played a clip from “The O’Reilly Factor,” which included O’Reilly telling the world it “wouldn’t believe how many mercenaries told me this was a good idea.”
“He’s right,” Colbert added after the clip concluded. “I wouldn’t believe him.”
O’Reilly didn’t take kindly to Colbert’s jab: “In the world of the ideologue, where Colbert lives, solutions don’t really matter,” he retorted Monday. “It’s how you feel about things.”
It’s not the first time O’Reilly has gone after a Comedy Central news host who mocked him. He previously called out “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart for his coverage of the tragedies and protests in Ferguson, Mo.
“When you hear something on a partisan-driven program, do not believe it,” O’Reilly during his Sept. 3 tip of the day. “Don’t believe this stuff. Distortions are how some people make a living. Stewart’s going for the laugh; he doesn’t really care if it’s true or not.”
Watch Colbert’s original skewering of O’Reilly below, plus O’Reilly’s response above.