On Wednesday, news broke that Bill O'Reilly would not be returning to Fox News. Pretty much everybody was happy about that, except for Stephen Colbert's ultra-conservative character, Stephen Colbert.
But Stephen Colbert (the right-wing pundit) is not the same as Stephen Colbert (the late night talk show host). In speaking to the audience, the real Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday night, “I owe a lot to Bill O’Reilly. I spent over nine years playing a character based largely on him ― and then 12 months in therapy to de-bloviate myself.”