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Goldberg, Behar Walk Off 'View' Set During O'Reilly Interview

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As the cast debated whether there should be a community center and mosque built in Lower Manhattan, O'Reilly declared that "Muslims killed us on 9/11" to back up his position that it's "inappropriate." "Oh my God!" Goldberg responded...."

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Jae A (316)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 3:47 pm
"The View" co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar stormed off the set Thursday during a contentious interview with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly.

As the cast debated whether there should be a community center and mosque built in Lower Manhattan, O'Reilly declared that "Muslims killed us on 9/11" to back up his position that it's "inappropriate."

"Oh my God!" Goldberg responded, before uttering a few words bleeped out.

[Rewind: Whoopi's bizarre behavior draws attention]

"Muslims didn't kill us on 9/11?" O'Reilly responded. "Is that what you're saying?"

Goldberg called O'Reilly an "extremist" as several of the co-hosts responded to O'Reilly's statement that "Muslims" -- and not Muslim radicals, extremists or terrorists -- killed "us" on 9/11.

[Rewind: Tearful Elisabeth Hasselbeck sorry for Erin Andrews attack]

Behar, who had told O'Reilly that Muslims have a right to build it because "this is America," said that she no longer "want[ed] to sit here now" after the Fox star's remarks. Behar and Goldberg then left the studio.

You can watch the incident on the site link above (video courtesy of ABC News):

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 3:50 pm
Don't want to watch. They shouln't have had that idiot on in the first place.

Teresa K (33)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 4:12 pm
I saw this!! It was great!! ....However, they did come back and that left me wondering...

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 4:18 pm

Yeah, Teresa, I watch (have it on in the background) the View during the week.

As you saw, Babara Walters (a View Executive Producer) was NOT happy about them insulting a guest, so I have a feeling that they were strongly "encouraged" to return (and the deal was that O'Reilly apologize about saying Muslims instead of extremist Muslims).

Jae A (316)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 4:39 pm
. Knowing some of his past remarks my guess is that he meant it the way he first said it but that's just my opinion. He did repeat the phrase in a question form the second time.. 'Muslims' who killed us a second time,and then a third time.. as the two walked off the set. I didn't see the show but on the clip he didn't apologize for saying it, only that it was ; after Walters used the term..'Muslim' extremist",did he repeat that it as..Muslim extremist. So, he said it three times before he did at least correct himself after being prompted to do so by Walters. Too bad the clip did not show what his last complete statement we heard on the clip .. his saying that 'if anyone felt that he meant all Muslims"..and then the clip ended. I wonder if he had been on his own show with no one there to 'correct' him as Walters did, would he have even attempted to say 'Muslim extremist'.....?

Jae A (316)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 4:47 pm
I can't judge them ,as for their walking off the set at that moment...To me it would be difficult knowing that you are talking to a known bigot/racist after such a maybe the best thing was to just walk away and chill a moment rather than really go off on the guy. Then the other side of the coin there is that they knew it was him that were having on the show and that'd he probably say something offensive, as he usually does, so they should have been prepared, as to not to let him get to them..but they are all just people even if on stage.They did return and maybe he did finish with an apology so it ended ok I 'm guessing.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 4:53 pm

Plus, Whoopi is also a 9/11 conspiracy believer (and was from the beginning), so I'm sure that she (like me and many others) are tired of that event being used to promulgate hatred in furtherance of more wars.


Carol H (229)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 4:59 pm
cant believe they had him on the show. I didnt use the word I wanted to use to describe him, thanks Jae. noted

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 5:03 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Jae because you have done so within the last week.

I ADORE Whoopi
I can't stand bill oriely I just want to smack him.
So I'd say Whoopi was very much a lady,, I'd have hit the over bearing loud mouth fraud

Judy C (97)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 5:07 pm
O'Reilly is toxic. I'd have to get away from him, too.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 5:10 pm

Like many of the other commenters, I doubt that I could stay on a stage with that jackwagon for long either. (And I'm sure they discussed what demeanor Barbara expected beforehand.)

Even hearing his voice makes me want to throw things and the television.

Kim O (396)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 5:44 pm
Wow, that was intense. That guy should learn to think before he talks!!

Linda G (187)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 5:50 pm
The thing I find most irritating is that he talks over everyone. He is entitled to his extremely ignorant opinion but when I heard him say to Joy to "Listen and you'll learn something", I had to laugh. Who wants to learn about intolerant, biggoted viewpoints? At any rate, I have no problem with them walking off and returning when they heard him back down (sort of). It's show biz....

Mac R (289)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 5:53 pm
I just don't understand them having him on in the first place. So mch for hte "librul media" !

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 6:12 pm
One already knows O'Reilly's standing on things, so not sure why it was all such a surprise. But I will agree with Barbara Walters, you take a job on TV as a Host one needs to combat such jerks as O'Reilly with as much intelligence and firmness as possible. He will only use their walking off to his advantage.

He needs to get off this kick that all Muslims flew the planes into the WTC. Whoopie was correct in what she said with Tim McVeigh, a former veteran and we don't go around and condemn all our veterans for his action.
If someone of another race than yourself is rude in the check out line, do you say, all _______are rude? We can not paint an entire race, religion, sex, heritage with the same brush stroke just because a few did a certain thing.

Bill O'Reilly shame on you for continuing this crap. You should be trying to bring understanding and healing to the citizens of the world not to keep the flames burning. I suggest you go read some good books on Spiritual healing, forgiving, and moving forward.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 6:19 pm

When you think about it, O'Reilly was predictably assinine and the REAL star of the show was Barbara Walters, who being a long-time veteran at interviewing "uncooperative inverviewees," rose to the occasion and taught the others a valuable lesson on retaining control and dignity.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 6:32 pm

I remember once watching a special with Barbara, showing her progress throughout the years. I can't remember who the star was, but it was one of her specials. She tried, and tried to get this guy to open up, but only got one-word, or non-commital responses.

Still, she kept plugging away, deftly (almost artistically) seeking his "soft spot," while being compassionate and professional.

By the end of the segment, he was crying and telling TMI!


Kris B (136)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 6:32 pm
High drama...gets more viewers.
What a waste of time.
Thanks Dandelion..your points are well made.

Kit B (276)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 7:01 pm
Bill O'Reilly is selling his book, if not for that he would not have given any sort of an apology. The man is a twit - and a waste of air.

Mary L (132)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 7:35 pm
Two lovely ladies who can smell BS and refuse to tolerate it.

William K (308)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 9:52 pm
Just more publicity for the windbag. Walters did maintain her poise and control, but Goldberg and Behar did not have to sit there and listen to all of that. Of course, this is show biz, OReilly style. Be inflammatory and play to the base. It gets you lots of attention. I would never have known that this interview had happened, otherwise.

Mary Coleman (148)
Thursday October 14, 2010, 10:18 pm
I applaud them for the attempt at putting up wit his BS, but I have to agree that there was no point is having him on the show. I'm glad that they took the high road and left rather than causing an incident that would have put them in a difficult position...

l L (1)
Friday October 15, 2010, 12:09 am
Oreily cameout of his fox hole to attract more biggots like him for his part in his and the conspiracies greater causes. Yes getting our american buttocks in more faked out wars. When I saw that scene, I said kick his buttocks off your show.Don't you leave your show . He kicks people off of his. Yall gotta get tough. I don;t want to be on my best behavior but I will try. The man's a joke. The fox hole trash has poisoned and lied to the most vaulnerable of america, the happy killer biggots. They intentionally lie. Regular media is th dividing ground between what is right vs wrong and good vs evil. And that's the only way I see it.

moggy w (119)
Friday October 15, 2010, 1:18 am
Every comment here has a point. Anything I say is repeating the obvious. The View people knew exactly who O'Reilly is, and what he was going to say. They chose to have him on. And he came on because he"s selling a book. The walking off, etc. Sorry, it's all show business to me. Which is probably why I don't watch any of it.

Jae A (316)
Friday October 15, 2010, 1:57 am
Thanks to all for the post.

I've never watched the program either but the headline did catch my eye when surfing yahoo pages along with some other 'news' sites. Thought, what the heck, why not post this one just to see where it goes as to comments. As if I didn't have a clue.......:-) . I jeeeees couldn't pass up sharing what happened on a program that I wouldn't have know about either until I saw it on a site. No matter what he was there for it's not a pro right wing nut program as I understand it ; yet he still behaved as though it were one on the Fox entertainment news channel. Now that is a really dumb guy, if'n ya were to ask me what I think of him beyond his personal fabricated fantasies... when it comes to his political ranting/rambling/right wingnut/racist B.S. in general.

Sharon Balloch (127)
Friday October 15, 2010, 3:25 am
Never seen the show.. wonder why they invited him on in the first place. And I thought the Mosque was a wonderful idea until I heard the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf say "Sharia Law And US Constitution is The Same"
That is when they lost me. I do not say this because I am afraid to live next to a Muslim nation, I say this because I am a woman. Women and children suffer under the Sharia law, and I do not want that ugly law to follow them into freedom., or take over the lives of those who were born in the west and now could have to live under that law. Rauf is the one who thinks that the law is good. I think instead of bringing that law here those who want to live under that law should go to the countries that are ruled by that law.

You see like Puritians of old, they ran away to the Good old USof A to get way from the horrors of religious percution but sadly they brought that same element with them instead of leaving it behind.. and so the witch trials came to America. Instead of getting away from such things they now were being killed by the very thing they had run away from, religious percution. I fear for Muslims to do the same thing, many paid a very high price to leave all that kind of thing behind and it is not fair if we allow it to follow them here. Muslims have lived in peace here in the west for decades, with no Sharia law.. if it comes there will be no more peace.

I have always felt thankful when I see a Muslim lady on the street, because I know she is safe and her children are in school and also safe. I will not feel that way anymore if we do not stop that ugly law from coming here. Too many things slide past us because we are afraid to speak up. Some powerful men may think this law is great, but Muslim women and children will be the ones who pay the price.

I am not anti Muslim I am anti Sharia.

Charmaine C (177)
Friday October 15, 2010, 4:52 am
The gold of any article is in the comments. I read every comment and they tell me so much more about situations and people than the articles often do. Sharon, your's is a very brave comment and I appreciate your thoughtful and passionate point of view.

IE Ries (237)
Friday October 15, 2010, 7:46 am

I second that.

As a woman, I do not want to be thrown back into the proverbial "dark ages" when it comes to social relations. I'm not a "sub human" and refuse to be treated like a second-class citizen who would be subjected to institutionalized violence as way of controlling me. I don't "belong" to anyone, and I'll be damned if I let another control me that way. Sharia is dangerous to women and their children, Sharon is right about that. I oppose those who want sharia - and interestingly, it's mostly men. Think about that long and hard.

Amber B (5)
Friday October 15, 2010, 1:26 pm
i'm not exactly a fan of The View, but why would any show that wants to be taken seriously have Bill O'Reilly as a "guest"? seriously.

while we're at it, all of the 9/11 hijackers were men. maybe we shouldn't allow any males within several blocks of "Ground Zero" either.

Debbie H (115)
Friday October 15, 2010, 7:30 pm
What did they expect, bringing him onto the show? They had to know he would spew racist, ignorant garbage...and yelling and storming off like that just fuels the fire...

Jae A (316)
Friday October 15, 2010, 9:17 pm
Rooibos Bird , unfortunately when any religion gets it's grip on a government and it's laws there will be discrimination when it comes to women especially. Look at the Christian will find time and time again where it says women are to be subservient/submissive to their husbands. Many laws in the Christian bible where stoning a women is ok for particular offenses/crimes that don't apply to males also.
That is why we have "Seperation of Church and State' in our U.S. Constitution. To protect people from forced religion and their well as freedom from any religion being forced upon the people.

Jae A (316)
Friday October 15, 2010, 10:39 pm
..and now that O'windbagRiley is back under the wing of his beloved Fox entertainment nes he had this to say...."[Related: O'Reilly wrote about shocking topic during college years]

"No one I know—no one—wants to insult Muslims," O'Reilly said on Fox News. "But almost everybody I know is tired of the political correctness surrounding the 9/11 attack. The truth is that if moderate Muslims all over the world would stand with Americans against radical Islam, the terrorists couldn't exist. But obviously, that is not happening."

Everyone he knows is TIRED OF THE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS......what an idiotic thing to say on the air. That more or less says to me that he withdraws his words on the View as to any apology. What double speak this racist moron comes up with is down right insulting/offenseive to his views,at least it should be....... as well as his non viewers. I guess he is just trying to get back some of the spotlight that Beck has been taking away from him as to being the number one racist,over all nut case, on Television today
Both are sad/pathetic excuses for so called 'professionals" in the media lime light..

Rebecca T (1)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 10:23 am
I don't watch The View, but I have seen clips of "the incident". I think the two who walked off the stage actually did themselves a disservice (although they did come back). When debating with someone as ignorant as O'Reilly, I completely understand their desire to walk away, but in doing so, they risked allowing him to spew forth whatever ridiculous statements he would while themselves being unable to refute them.

ChanTlalok Rain C (363)
Monday October 18, 2010, 4:32 pm
thanx Jae, a lot of good comments.

l L (1)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 8:45 am
There is a conspiracy theory in America of an amerian home grown terrorist for 9-11. Most of us know that tower 3 was imploded and so was towers 1 and2. If they wre not imploded the buildings would have fell completly side ways and more damage and death would have happened. Now they want everyone to shut up and accept their lies. If their is american 9-11 terrorist, can't hide it forever. Everytime OReilly and people like him come out and give us someone to hate it makes them look suspicious. It makes them look like they are coverning up something. After all 9-11 2001 no muslims did anything to this country. Not even the ons who live here. It's 2010, there's no riots not violence no nothing out of these people who live here n America. I think they have made the muslims the perfect scapegoats fr a bigger problem. How long the charade can be kept up
depends on Oreily and fox trot news but they sure look suspicious. Now the last 3 who listened to their overseas person doesn't make for a muslim take over. But all of our lives have meaning to our families regardless to who we are and we would get revenge for our loved ones. Why can't anyone understand that? Oreilly has sat on foxtrot news with the rest and told more lies than a little bit. I don't know who with his very tall self he does like.

l L (1)
Tuesday October 19, 2010, 8:49 am
Alot lot of typing errors. The point is amerian muslims are not america's problem. There is something else at work here and I think most of us know this.
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