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Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly clashed over the non-issue that simply won't go away - Common's recent invite to the White House - Monday on Fox News.

Having already crushed Fox News over its treatment of the subject last week, the Comedy Central host more than held his own on Bill's home court.

When O'Reilly accused Common of defending cop killers, Stewart broadened the argument to discuss Fox's "selective outrage" against the rapper.

If the network's outrage is over an artist who writes sympathetically about convicted criminals visiting the White House, why didn't Fox attack Bono? Bob Dylan?

Noting that Bono wrote a song about Leonard Peltier, convicted of killing FBI agents, Stewart hilariously delivered a "Boo-yah!" that left Bill dazed.

Stewart's humor, however brilliantly timed, was only present briefly in what became a heated and thought-provoking exchange on the subject.

Watch the second half of their exchange below ...

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While he is, by all accounts, left of the political center, Jon Stewart has had many GOP members on the Daily Show and has a reputation as a well-respected interviewer.

After a recent appearance, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tweeted that he "Just wrapped up one of the most thoughtful interviews" of his book tour.

Yet many prominent conservatives, Sarah Palin among them, keep holding out on Stewart. But why? Is she afraid of his questioning or of the gaffe potential?

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Is Sarah Palin ducking Jon Stewart? Or just not a fan?

Palin has been invited numerous times by Stewart, yet her spokeswoman, Rebecca Mansour, claims that she "doesn't recall being invited on Jon Stewart's show."

Mansour added that no one from Sarah's PAC does either, and that Palin's Fox News contract precludes her from appearing on other networks without approval.

The spokeswoman stressed: "She is certainly not 'afraid' to go on his or any show. Sometimes she chooses to avoid a show, such as David Letterman's."

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