Bill O’Reilly Causes an Eruption on ‘The View’
Bill O’Reilly of Fox Network was a guest on ‘The View’ Thursday and left a very bad impression for the hosts and probably a great number of viewers that tuned in. O’Reilly’s remark about Muslims led to the walk off of host Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar.
So what led up to the walk off of the two hosts? O’Reilly, who was getting himself worked up about President Obama’s low ratings in regards to the building of a Muslim mosque controversy in New York, tried to explain to ‘The View’ why building a mosque is inappropriate.
O’Reilly said this statement in regards to building a mosque, “It’s inappropriate because a lot of the 9/11 families who I know, say look, we don’t want that.” In the meantime Joy Behar is at O’Reilly’s side saying, “But this is America!” O’Reilly fired back moments later stating, “Seventy percent of Americans don’t want that Mosque down there!”
Whoopi stepped in, asking O’Reilly, “Why is it inappropriate?” And that’s when O’Reilly dropped the bombshell statement: “Because Muslims killed us on 9/11.”
Wow! So that’s how you really feel O’Reilly?! Did anyone tell O’Reilly, who seems to be ethnocentric at this point, that not all Muslims are terrorists? Whoopi flipped her lid on O’Reilly in such a way that the network had to bleep out her comment. O’Reilly and the hosts were jabbing words back and forth; it was a bit hard to distinguish what was being said for the next minute, but Whoopi and Joy did walk off the stage and later returned.
We can probably bet O’Reilly will have much explaining to do in the upcoming days and weeks!