There are some ideological gaps between Bill O'Reilly and
Glenn Beck, a fact that always lends their joint appearances a strange
kind of tension. When O'Reilly comes to Beck's defense, it can seem less
like a genuine consensus and more about the need to project a unified
This dynamic was on display last night, when Beck made an appearance on The O'Reilly Factor to talk about Saturday's "Restoring Honor" rally on the National Mall. Somehow, they ended up arguing about the importance of the "Judeo-Christian ethic," despite the fact they both support it. O'Reilly finally just gives up and makes a joke about Albert Pujols hitting Beck with a baseball bat.