‘Stay Strong, Papa Bear’: Colbert Brings Back His Old Character to Send Off Bill O’Reilly

Before hosting the Late Show, Stephen Colbert spent a little over 9 years hosting The Colbert Report, which owed a lot to none other than Bill O’Reilly. So it was only fitting that Colbert resurrected his old character tonight to send “Papa Bear” off. In the first clip above, Colbert said that while ratings-wise, O’Reilly may have been great, morally he was a “self-righteous landfill of angry garbage.” But then “conservative pundit Stephen Colbert” popped up to scold the nation for “failing” O’Reilly, getting emotional towards the end… Watch above, via CBS. [image via ] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

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