Bill O’Reilly is speaking out about the spectacle that was The View today. And boy is he loving it! Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar should be really proud of themselves: they made complete idiots of themselves, exhibited an embarrassing lack of professionalism by walking off stage and proved they probably couldn’t even make a junior high school debate team. And the worst part for people opposed to Bill O’Reilly’s ideology? They helped him sell a boatload of books today. Congrats, ladies! O’Reilly is eating up the publicity (perfect timing — he’s hawking his new book Pinheads and Patriots) and had this to say via commentary and his “talking points memo” on his Fox News program, The O’Reilly Factor tonight:
The poll I cited was taken by CNN in August. About 70% of Americans agree with me on the Ground Zero mosque issue. No one I know wants to insult Muslims, but many are tired of the political correctness surrounding the 9/11 attack. The truth is, if moderate Muslims all over the world stood with American against radical Islam, the terrorists couldn’t exist, but that is not happening. I am not in the business of sugar-coating harsh realities. This program and my book states the truth as I see it. I enjoy jousting with The View ladies because with the exception of Elisabeth Hasselback, they don’t see it my way and I want my audience to see both sides. I loved that exposition today, didn’t you?
Babs, time to clean house. You seem like a loyal type but the writing is on the wall. If these two women weren’t prepared to eloquently spar with O’Reilly (loved Joy yelling, “I’m an American!”as a debate point, giving O’Reilly bunny ears and then refusing to sit down next to him when she returned to the stage), then they can’t hack it. Move on. Find smart women who can voice their opinions instead of bowing out of the conversation completely. (And give Sherri Shepard and Hasselback the boot while you’re at it. We need all new fresh voices.)
What do you think?