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Bill O'Reilly, Joy Behar respond to their fight on 'The View' (Video)

Media Television Wars. Good grief.

Bill O'Reilly decided to address his fight with the women on "The View" on his own talk show, "The O'Reilly Factor," last night.

Away from Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, O'Reilly called out moderate Muslims "No one I know, no one, wants to insults Muslims, but almost everybody I know is tired of the political correctness surrounding the 9/11 attack. The truth is that if moderate Muslims would stand with America against radical Islam, the terrorists couldn't exist. But obviously that isn't happening."

Joy Behar, meanwhile, took to "The Joy Behar Show," to say, "I was really angry, I thought O'Reilly was saying ... something I construe as hate speech, frankly. ... It upsets me, as you can see, because I really think to say Muslims killed us on 9/11, is like ... you could say that about any group, to lump an entire group like that."

Who won Round 2?

By Melissa Bell  | October 15, 2010; 11:35 AM ET
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Round 2?

They walked out. walking back into the ring with more rhetoric is just the start to this weak publicity stunt.

For they record: they invited him.
he was their GUEST
no one at columbia walked out on ahjkajamina-madman when he lectured at columbia

when you give up... that's called a technical knockout.

Posted by: docwhocuts | October 15, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Nothing to do with Behar being on Fox's competitor CNN?

I sense a conflict of interest and protecting one's income as a bigger driver of Joy's "protest".

But look at the women who watch "The View" - not out earning a living like the rest of us non-fans.....

Posted by: mgd1 | October 15, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

TWO hideous liberal women!

Posted by: theaz | October 15, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

When the producers invite a person on "The View" don't they want to hear the guest's view? Apparently they only want to hear guest's view if they happen to agree with THEIR view. They either need to change the show to "OUR View" or shut up and let the guests voice their view. All they had was a shouting match.

I agree with docwhocuts. It was a TKO!

Posted by: BuddyEidson | October 15, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I wish the Earth would open up and swallow them all.

Posted by: fitzroysq | October 15, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Jesse Ventura. "Spineless pukes" is the best description of what O'Reilly and his ilk are. They're like the cowards in middle school who, who tried to bolster their own popularity by piling on to pick on the less popular kids.

"Muslims" attacked us on 9/11. Yes, Bill, and Christians attacked us when Germany declared war on the world. Christians attacked us when the Murrow building in Oklahoma was bombed, killing many people. "Christians" are murdering people all the time here in the U.S. Clearly more than any other religion, Christians are committing vicious, violent crime here in the U.S.

And his lame line - repeated regularly by the Klan Wizard Wannabees on the right - that "moderate Muslims didn't stand against 9/11" is just sleezy. They did. Wingnuts just plugged their ears and covered their eyes so that they could keep making this ridiculous claim. It's childish. They don't do it every day, 24/7 loudly with constant press releases, so they must be pro-terrorism.

Well, I haven't seen a large march of Christians on the streets of every city every day since the Westboro Baptist Church started harrasing families at their children's funerals. So I guess "Christians" are in favor of what the Phelps idiots are doing. Right Bill? RIGHT BILL, YOU LITTLE SQUIRRELLY PUNK?

O'Reilly is the lowest piece of scum other than Glenn Beck on television today. Only hateful people can stomach him without throwing something at their set. And of course they could only find work on the phoniest "news" channel of all. One that gives piles of money to a political party and then still has the nerve to call themselves "fair and balanced".

Posted by: B2O2 | October 15, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

"when you give up... that's called a technical knockout."

How so? By that logic when the US delegation walked out on Ahmedinejad's rant at the UN, this was a tko somehow?

Oreilly and his ilk are bullies. Simple. One need not sit around and have to endure bs or someone is likely to get scratched. Walking away to denote protest is perfectly ok. Its not as if Behar has ever taken on an Oreilly before.

Posted by: mendonsa | October 15, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

First of all it was rude of the two women to walk off on a guest. It was unprofessional, and it also shows that the two can no longer discuss opposing views as rational people. Behar was upset because a poll from CNN showed that 70% didn't think the idea of a mosque was a good idea even though they have every right to build one there. Behar dismisses it because she didn't hear about it?? Then she says that she is an American too which was a pretty juvenile comment. Yes, so I presume she considers herself in the 30% who disagree with the polling questions but she can't dismiss it just because she doesn't remember it was all over the airwaves in the height of the controversy. Maybe she would like a repeat performance because someone on O'Reilly's show gave several unflattering comments about what Behar has been documented to have said about Christians and Catholics in general. Or maybe we can reiterate her comments about how they brand all tea party people with the same brush.
Sorry, but I will repeat - very unprofessional and extremely rude when your own actions show you also engage in over generalizing as well.

Posted by: justmyvoice | October 15, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

O'Reilly is correct about this. So-called "moderate" Muslims almost always say something like the following about Islamic terrorists:
"I am personally against violence. I am sad for the people who get hurt. But I understand the frustration of the terrorists, and I'm not willing to say that they are wrong."
So, either they are too cowardly to stand up to the extremists in their own religion, or else they agree with them but just don't want to be terrorists themselves. Either way, they totally ignore any signs that people or organizations are engaged in terrorism, and they may even support them ("unknowingly" -- yeah, right).

Most of the complaints that radical Islam has against the West could be resolved within a few years if the terrorist violence ceased. But they don't want a resolution of disputes. They aren't interested in compromise, or peaceful co-existence. They want total world domination. When the moderate Muslims fail to acknowledge that, fail to denounce it, and fail to cooperate in stamping it out, they make themselves complicit in the terrorism.

Posted by: dmm1 | October 15, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Joy and Whoopi stormed off the set because their belief system is so ridiculous that they can't handle having it challenged. That is very typical liberal behavior.

Posted by: peterg73 | October 15, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

o reilly and other white suprimacists suck.

Posted by: MumboJumboo | October 15, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

white surimacist polls mean nothing.
Back in the 30s & 40s if you did a poll 70% of white suprimacist americans approved of hanging black men from trees.

Posted by: MumboJumboo | October 15, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

May as well condemn the Christian religion for killing all the Indians in the Americas, starting wars with the Chinese, countless Crusades...

Knockout shmockout, the Three Stooges to Fox "news" is apt: I wouldn't watch them either.

Posted by: glenglish | October 15, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

the whiners again are incapable of discussion without screaming racist,and their PC BS. lunatic muslims are a threat to humanity. no one in their right mind would believe this means all muslims or any other religion

Posted by: pofinpa | October 15, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

To invite someone on a show and then walk off is tacky and rude. Perhaps the real reason is Behar and Whoopi know they can't hold their own against O'Reilly. Especially Whoopi. She's like a lot of actors and actresses who probably would test on a grade school level, but feel that celebrity has magically endowed them with rare wisdom and insight on issues. One of the reasons Johnny Depp is so great, besides being a gifted actor and seemingly a very nice person, is the way he responded to an interviewer who wanted his political opinion on an issue. His response: "I'm an actor. Who cares!"

Posted by: wmpowellfan | October 15, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Joy & Whoppi but I'm not a fan of their show.

I think it's time for people to stand up for their beliefs and stop sitting and letting people spin their hate speech in front of them.

Shame on Barbara for not standing up with them and calling them out.

Posted by: rlj1 | October 15, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Joy Behar is just another typical liberal fugly that can't face facts....liberal whiner who thinks she deserve pity...if your gonna whine and walk off stage...keep walking and lose some of that FAT.

Posted by: JWx2 | October 15, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't Whoopi the psychopath who said that drugging a child and then forcibly having sex wasn't "rape-rape"? She belongs in an institution for the criminally insane. What network is this show on?

Posted by: illogicbuster | October 15, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

O’Reilly is goofy, asinine blowhard, but he was an invited ‘goofy asinine blowhard’. More of an impact would have been made had the ladies stayed in the ring (continuing the boxing metaphor) and gone toe to toe. Kind of silly.

Posted by: GladysKravitz | October 15, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

The problem with this discussion isn't that liberals want to stick their heads in the sand about the true nature of islam, that is their right in this country and who cares what they think anyways. The problem is that this PC liberalism infects our government and leaves the rest of us unnecessarily vulnerable to terrorist attack. Everytime a muslim kills somebody in the name of Allah there is an uberliberal that doesn't want to hurt his feelings opening the door for him. 9/11 on down the line.

Posted by: peterg73 | October 15, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Joy suffered a TKO. The facts are the facts even if it upsets her. Muslims attacked us. They were terrorist Muslims but Muslims just the same. More importantly, the 2 highly unprofessional hosts attacked their guest, interrupted him, and all he was talking about was why President Obama's popularity was down and declining. The President doesn't relate to average Americans and neither does Joy. O'Reilly TKO.

Posted by: highlyinformed | October 15, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

A question for people who are posting criticism Goldberg and Behar for walking out. When the United States ambassador to the United Nations walked out on Chavez or on Amahadinejad when they spoke and insulted the US, did you say the same things about our ambassador? No? Thought not. You people are about as transparent as saran wrap.

Posted by: Lefty_ | October 15, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Totaly a planned stunt. When a host of show thinks a guest is getting out of hand you cut to a commercial and remove the guest. It's been that way since the begining of broadcast news. The way this was done seems to be all about creating controversy to boost their falling ratings.

Posted by: akmzrazor | October 15, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse


Us in the 70% that believe muslims are a problem will only be convinced when you publish a picture of muhammed with your name and address underneath it in any prominent newspaper. Alternatively you may burn a koran and post it on youtube. If you survive one week we will all admit you are right and we are just a bunch of ignorant racists.

Posted by: peterg73 | October 15, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Those 2 are socialist and liberalist women to the core. It was very unproffessional for them to walk off on Bill OReilly if they where working for me they would be fired. Those kind of beliefs are bringing down our ONCE GREAT AMERICA. I hope the ratings go down and the network goes off the air. GOD talks about the wheat and tares this is what is happening in AMERICA look it UP JOY AND LOOPI IF YOU DARE?? TRY READING IT AND UNDERSTANDING IT. IF YOU CAN. IF YOU CAN POSSIBLY RELATE TO WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG. ALSO IF YOU BELIEVE IN GOD.

Posted by: rotties4 | October 15, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Whoa! Whoopie! You and Joy were certainly wrong in TWO ways. Wrong in your opinions and wrong to unprofessionally walk off the set! Barbara and Bill certainly don't agree either, but they didn't behave in your childish ways.

I certainly wonder how people like you can sit on that set and collect the salaries you do when there are so many other more intelligent and mature individuals who could fill your shoes 10X over!

Posted by: maltjl | October 15, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse


Us in the 70% that believe muslims are a problem will only be convinced when you publish a picture of muhammed with your name and address underneath it in any prominent newspaper. Alternatively you may burn a koran and post it on youtube. If you survive one week we will all admit you are right and we are just a bunch of ignorant racists.

Posted by: peterg73 | October 15, 2010 2:15 PM
Ignorant racist,

You "test" would prove nothing in relation to the majority of Muslims. It would only prove that there are radicals, as there are in most every group.

My challange to you? Prove that absurdly high 70% number.

Posted by: Lefty_ | October 15, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

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