Colbert Sticks It to the Homeless with 'Homeless for the Holidays'

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Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and John Stossel have dedicated much of the holiday season to fighting against the worthy cause of homelessness — I'm, sorry. Did I say "homelessness?" Because what I meant to say was that they've dedicated much of the holiday season to fighting against the homeless — as in the people who don't have homes.

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O'Reilly has recently taken issue with Washington Rep. Jim McDermott for asserting that the U.S. should look to Jesus Christ as an example of how to care for our less fortunate citizens. It's a pretty clear message, but what O'Reilly's unhappy about is how all this charity will costs those rich people who are expected to be charitable.

Next, John Stossel did an "exposé" on panhandlers in which he dressed up as a homeless man and went onto the street to ask for money (looks like someone went to the Tyra Banks School of Journalism). A lot of people passed on their spare change, only to moments later be approached by the Fox News cameras. When asked why they gave money, answers ranged from "he looked cold" to "I wanted to help." Ugh, what a bunch of communists!

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Thankfully, Stephen Colbert has now stepped in to lend his support to Stossel and O'Reilly by saying that he, too, believes in Christ's lesson of tricking people into acting charitable only to then rub it in their faces.

God bless us! Everyone! (Well, not everyone...)

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This is one of the biggest things I don't get about US Conservatives. They all (or mostly) claim to be Christian, yet they have such a hard time helping out the poor. It's one of the main components of Christian living according to the bible! Over and over, people are told to take care of the less-fortunate. Not the deserving poor, or only the 'right' kind of poor (which, after the response to the killermartinis article, I'm not sure exists)- people were told to flat out help everyone they can. I'm pretty sure it's mentioned hundreds of times. What part of christianity do the republicans actually profess to practice?