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Watch: Whoopi and Joy Behar Walk Off 'The View' Set Over Bill O'Reilly Interview About Muslims and 9/11

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Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walked off The View set today following a contentious argument with FOX News host Bill O'Reilly over Muslims and the Park51 project.

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  1. Bill was booked to promote his book. Joy and Whoopi walked off for ratings and an effort to dismiss Bill. If they had not done that, I would have never known it because I do not watch The View because Joy Behar is a co-host. As left as Whoopi is, I still enjoy her views. Joy is a simpleton and idiot which is why she is employed by CNN.

    Posted by: Ann | Oct 14, 2010 1:23:38 PM


  2. @The Queen: your caps lock key can be turned off by hitting the button on the left of the keyboard.

    Posted by: Tranquilo | Oct 14, 2010 1:24:30 PM


  3. "Muslims killed us on 9/11". He's a dick.

    Posted by: Alan | Oct 14, 2010 1:29:29 PM


  4. Disgusted American and Tony X, the only fascists are the Islamists you make excuses for. Would you want a mosque in YOUR neighborhood? Would you support a mosque near Fort Hood, the London subway bombings, or the Mumbai hotel attacks?

    How long before you attack Bill for supporting that man whose Marine son's funeral was protested?

    Posted by: Rocky Lore | Oct 14, 2010 1:33:30 PM


  5. @Alan - "Muslims killed us on 9/11". He's right. There was not a single terrorist of ANY other faith. McVeigh was put to death and his terrorist attack had nothing to do with any type of religion. Muslims and a mosque at the site of attack IS WRONG!!! Get over it.

    Posted by: Ann | Oct 14, 2010 1:34:44 PM


  6. As an American in the 30 percentile that supports the mosque being built (30% my @$$), its disheartening to hear the applause of the audience during O'Reily's extremist, anti-Muslim rant. The man rarely offers a shred of credible evidence, and, as pointed out by several others, has an obvious bias towards anyone who's views or personal beliefs differ from his or the FOX News dictators.

    While maybe unprofessional, the walkoff appeared quite appropriate, as O'Reily is man who simply gains steam from opposing view points being tossed into his furnace like coal. It was better for them to leave and face ridicule, than stay and attempt to reason with a man who's ideal of America is Puritanism Christianity.

    Good point, Whoopie, about Timothy McVeigh. Need I also point out the number of wars, murders, and genocidal attempts throughout history that have the stamp of approval from the Christian religion? (Salem Witch Trials, The Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, World War 2, for example).

    And agreed... Why are we STILL focusing on this and not the hopeful story of the Chilean Miners? With the state of our world, why not look at the bright sides of life, instead of dwelling in the mire that is the state of American Society?

    Posted by: Patrick | Oct 14, 2010 1:35:05 PM


  7. Wow - Bill O still pushing his 'all Muslims are terrorists' crap - what a tool!

    Posted by: Paul in Canada | Oct 14, 2010 1:40:39 PM


  8. To the person talking about treatment of gays in Muslim countries...

    Let me remind you that it was Christians in Uganda that were advocating a bill to give the death penalty to gays.

    Radical Christianity and radical Islam leads to killing gays.

    Liberals don't defend radical Muslims, just the peaceful moderate ones.

    Many conservatives do defend radical Christians.

    Posted by: Josh | Oct 14, 2010 1:42:12 PM


  9. The Queen would have been very happy in Nazi Germany when another entire religion was blamed for things for political gain.

    Posted by: rjp3 | Oct 14, 2010 1:42:17 PM


  10. A. This is not a Mosque. It is a community center with a prayer space. If a Jewish Community Center were proposed, would we call it a Temple?

    B. There has been a Mosque one block further north from Park51 that has been functioning both before, during and after the building and fall of the WTC towers.

    C. The visceral reaction to this plan is a total self-fulfilling prophecy. The more vitriol that people like O'Reilly spew just proves how there needs to be more education surrounding Islam and that the true extremists are the people (like the talking heads of Fox News) who claim that all Muslims are terrorists.

    I will give you just enough rope and say that yes - putting the Center in that location was meant to chide us - but I will allow you to hang yourself by claiming that it is unjust because your reaction is exactly WHY attention needs to be brought to the anti-Islam rhetoric that is so freely thrown around in this country. Unless you deny any religious institution the right to build in downtown Manhattan you cannot discriminate against a single denomination.

    Posted by: Christopher | Oct 14, 2010 1:43:41 PM


  11. @Rocky. Fascism has no regard for Constitutional rights like freedom of religion and assembly... something you apparently share.

    Should a mosque be built near the sites you list? There *are* mosques in Mumbai, London (the Tube goes everywhere, duh!), and New York. Intelligent people recognize the difference between moderates and extremists in a religion. For example, the nice little Episcopal church down the street is quite different than the hateful Leviticus-worshiping literalists that monopolize this and so many other debates.

    Posted by: Tranquilo | Oct 14, 2010 1:45:06 PM


  12. The problem that people have distinguishing between a religion and the people who do evil and use that religion as a justification continues. Why can't people separate the two?

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 14, 2010 1:45:42 PM


  13. There is a Mosque in my neighborhood. I've visited it and found the people to be very nice.

    An ex-boyfriend of mine was a Muslim. He was very devout about his religion. The only thing he did against his religious views was me!

    I even brought him to church with me a few times. We respected each other's religious beliefs.

    He was a very wise and compassionate soul.

    Posted by: Josh | Oct 14, 2010 1:48:08 PM


  14. Why is this still a story? It doesn't matter that the majority of Americans don't want the community center there - the Constitution protects minorities from mob rule (in theory at least). They have the right to build it, no matter what "America thinks." End of discussion.

    Posted by: Casey | Oct 14, 2010 1:50:47 PM


  15. O'Reilly vs. Whoopi/Behar. It's like choosing between a poke in the eye or a punch in the groin.

    Joy Behar finally encountered somebody she could talk over.

    Posted by: LincolnLounger | Oct 14, 2010 1:50:59 PM


  16. Wasn't joy behar on south park last night? OReilly is a moronic douchebag, but the fact is that the ground zero mosque is offensive. And no, people aren't racist or islamophobic for pointing that out.

    Posted by: TANK | Oct 14, 2010 1:55:11 PM


  17. Bill O'Reilly is an idiot. He wants us to believe that 'muslims' are a homogenous mass of homicidal jihadists. Which is simply not true. I don't like islam as a religious ideology (the same view I hold of christianity and all other religions). But it is dangerous and irresponsible, to dehumanise all muslims into 'terrorists'. The story of the community centre/mosque was watched around the world. It portrayed the US as a hateful and divisive place where if you are muslim, you are in danger from your fellow citizens. Regardless of someone's opinion about islam, if you are an American you are supposed to defend the right to freedom of expression and freedom of association. Does that not also apply to muslims. Do Americans really believe that 1,000,000,000 people are ALL terrorists (1 out of every 6 people in the world?)

    Posted by: SteveC | Oct 14, 2010 1:59:39 PM


  18. Why was it so hard for O'Reilly to understand that when Obama said he didn't want to talk about the wisdom of building the center (it's not a mosque...that's a right wing term for it) that he thought it was stupid? I heard Obama speak on the subject, I got it. And I agree with Bill, wisdom-wise putting the Muslim center in that area (it's not at ground zero...it's in an area with strip clubs and liquor stores about six blocks away) is stupid. Bascially because there are so many evil religious fascists (neo-Christians and wackadoodle evangelical fundementalists) in this country now, they outnumber the Muslims. You're just asking for trouble. In this country today I doubt most neighborhoods would want a Muslim center in them. Welcome to America 2010.

    But guess what, it's not up for popular vote or opinion. I can't believe there are many gay men and women defending popular opinion or vote for such things when it's been used as such a weapon against gay folks for so long ("most people don't want marriage equality, so therefore...") Sorry. This is America. And they can build that Muslim center wherever the hell they can afford to build it within the laws of any particular state or city. You don't like it, move to a more fascist country. Mr. O'Reilly viewpoint of completely fascist. He doesn't get to pick where this center goes nor does anyone else if the law says something else...and it does.

    Obama doesn't owe us drinks, dinner and fine conversation. He owes us what he promised when he ran. He owes us leadership in the face of adversity. He owes us to push the agenda he espoused when he was a candidate.

    And as far as the women walking off... it's television, and this keeps this show in the press. O'Reilly got in a smartass dig and the gloves came off. I believ Behar was insulted and Whoopie simply felt O'Reilly was being a religious bigot and a racist (she was right on both accounts.) Walking off is drama and a ratings grabber.

    Posted by: Bart | Oct 14, 2010 1:59:41 PM


  19. And yeah...putting the word radical in front of a given religion is just another way to pass the buck. Islam is responsible for 9/11 just as christianity IS responsible for the kill the gays bill in uganda.

    Posted by: TANK | Oct 14, 2010 2:01:58 PM


  20. O'Reilly is a bully, and a really good one. He's had practice. When he's pressed to give facts, he throws out meaningless statistics and then tries to draw in the audience. I have to give him credit, he is quite proficient.

    He's also a hate monger.

    I don't blame Behar and Goldberg for walking out, but I wish that they would have stood their ground and fought. By ceding the stage to him, they kinda let him win that round.

    Oh and I also like how Walters sat there and did *NOTHING* to mediate. I don't think she can anymore.

    Posted by: Grant | Oct 14, 2010 2:03:11 PM


  21. Fight against what? To deny reality? To deny that the islamic beliefs of the 9/11 hijackers caused them to do what they did? No one with a mind of their own denies that... Are all muslims terrorists? Of course not...but islam is responsible for 9/11; and all muslims share that responsibility just as sure as they belong to and defend the same faith.

    Posted by: TANK | Oct 14, 2010 2:07:06 PM


  22. Is there some sort of TowleroadWatch site or something that keeps redirecting all the trolls here lately?

    Posted by: TomSkylark | Oct 14, 2010 2:10:47 PM


  23. BTW Joy, Bill did not apologize as you chided him walking back onto The View set. He clarified his remarks seconds after you walked off the stage (like a child) once he was given the opportunity to speak as the "ranting" had finally left the stage! Joy Behar is so far left that her right arm leans left. She is a one-sided sickening piece of wasted space. Furthermore, her ratings on CNN are also in the toilet.

    Posted by: Ann | Oct 14, 2010 2:26:04 PM


  24. Look at the picture! Joy Behar putting 2 fingers behind the head of Bill as any good 6-year-old would do! Joy, my GOD!! grow up!

    Posted by: Ann | Oct 14, 2010 2:28:03 PM


  25. Good for them. Why put up with trash like O'lielly. I say the only way to deal with a hater is to to give that hate any kind of audience.

    Fuck Bill O'Reilly and fuck any of you that defend that racist son of a bitch.

    And a majority of Americans wanted to keep slavery too, does that make them right? A majority of Americans thinks queers need to be locked up and away from all the "normal" people. Does that make them right?

    You fuckin' Aunt Toms are the lowest of the homosexuals, ones who would sell your own people out just to be popular or at least considered "normal" by Right Wing Nut Jobs!

    Posted by: Bobby | Oct 14, 2010 2:30:05 PM


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