Responding to criticism from Stephen Colbert on the subject of inequality in America, Bill O'Reilly hit back Tuesday night in his Talking Points Memo.

“Like many ideological fanatics, Colbert is misguided in the extreme. His analysis is delivered under the guise of comedy. But believe me, he’s a true progressive believer playing exclusively to other believers. Colbert can be dismissed as clueless, but the guy does do damage because he gives cover to powerful people who are selling Americans a big lie that this country is bad," O'Reilly stated.

He called it shameful for many on the left to put forward the idea that the U.S. "intentionally oppresses" many of its own citizens.

More broadly, O'Reilly believes progressives are actively "selling the myth that the system is rigged against most citizens," with the left-wing media giving the "nonsense" legitimacy.

"What I oppose is government trying to impose equality because every human being is different. Maybe Colbert should take a look at China and the former Soviet Union to see just how the imposition of equality really works," said O'Reilly.

Watch the full Memo above, and tune in tonight at 8/11p ET as Bill and Karl Rove discuss whether conservatives will bend on immigration.