“I guess we all owe you an apology,” Thestewartkelly Daily Show faux newsman Jon Stewart said Monday night for his cracks about Megyn Kelly‘s show segment debating Santa Claus and Jesus’ ethnic backgrounds, after the Fox News Channel anchor said the segment was tongue-in-cheek.

Over in the other corner, FNC’s Bill O’Reilly last night insisted Kelly was right, in re Santa being white, but that “the spirit of Santa transcends all racial boundaries,”  adding that the bruhaha over her remarks is another attempt by “the far left” to demonize FNC, “because they cannot defeat us on the media battlefield.”

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