Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Bill O'Reilly v. The View

Leave it to Bill O'Reilly to say something that renders the ladies on The View speechless — or, to be more specific, that makes them storm off the stage. The O'Reilly Factor host had come to chat with the all-female quintet about his new book, but when he brought up the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, mayhem ensued. After he stated that the mosque location was "inappropriate," Joy Behar snapped, "This is America." O'Reilly went on to describe how "Muslims killed us on 9/11," a comment that prompted Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to walk off the stage mid-interview. Walters tried to restore order, telling the audience: "You have just seen what should not happen. We should be able to have discussions without washing our hands and screaming and walking off stage. I love my colleagues [but] that should not have happened." She then let O'Reilly have it for blaming an entire religion for the actions of a few extremists. Ironically enough, the following day both Behar and O'Reilly reflected on the spat during their primetime shows. Us Magazine reported that Behar said he had a "pinhead moment," while O'Reilly defended his remarks and expressed his love of "jousting with the View ladies." Ratings fodder? You decide.