'View' Hosts Storm Out on Bill O'Reilly
Bill O'Reilly ticked off the ladies of "The View" so much that two of them--Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar--stomped off the set. The fracas began with a back and forth over the proposed Downtown Manhattan Islamic Center in which O'Reilly was typically bullheaded and condescending to the hosts. But the final blow was when O'Reilly shouted that people opposed the center because "Muslims killed us on 9/11". At that point, Behar stood up and Goldberg joined her and they stalked out of the room, igniting a firestorm on twitter. Watch the sequence below.
An unapologetic O'Reilly used the incident on his own show to bemoan the iron fist of PC liberals, and Salon's Joan Walsh wrote that she wished Behar and Goldberg would have stayed to tangle with O'Reilly and offer some persuasive arguments. But is O'Reilly--who shouts down his opponents on a regular basis--really someone who can be engaged with in a meaningful way?