VIDEO: Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar Storm Off 'The View'
Count on Bill O'Reilly to make some drama. The hot-headed right wing commentator caused two of the ladies of The View to walk off their own stage during his appearance on the show Thursday.
When the topic came around to the controversial Ground Zero mosque, O'Reilly outraged Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg by proclaiming, "Muslims killed us on 9/11." At this point, everyone began to talk at once, until Behar stood. "I don't want to sit here," she said. "I don't want to sit here. I don't. I'm outraged by this statement." She and Goldberg proceeded to walk off the stage, returning only when O'Reilly qualified his statement. Still, Behar did not resume her original seat beside O'Reilly.
Even after the show ended, tensions continued to mount between Behar and O'Reilly. "He's an idiot," she told Popeater. "I just couldn't sit there any longer and listen to him." Later, both addressed the incident on their respective shows. "I am not in the business of sugar-coating harsh realities," he said, while she called his statements "hate speech." Her guest Jesse Ventura put it more strongly, calling him "a spineless puke." –AMY LEE
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