And O’Reilly won the battle by TKO when the hosts cried No Mas – No Mas.
I am not all that familiar with Joy Behar. The few times I have listened to her on those few times, when I watched the View – she left me as a leftwing parrot, and excess baggage on an already mostly liberal filled talking show. On the other hand -though I tend to vehemently disagree with most of her liberal talking points- Whoopi Goldberg has always impressed me as intelligent, articulate, tough in the clinches and funny. She makes a great talking head to bounce around philosophic banter between herself and Barbara Walters and Elizabeth Hasselbeck. So it surprised me when the talking got wild and woolly with Fox News talking head Bill O’Reilly on the View; Goldberg turned tail and left the stage following Joy Behar. It was not his first time on the show so she should have been aware he is also intelligent, articulate and very tough in the clinches when making his talking point.
I only saw several clips, but the talk show turned into the verbal rumble when the O’Reilly interview turned to the building of the Mosque near Ground Zero of the 9-11 attacks by Muslim jihadists. Behar and Goldberg went all ballistic because O’Reilly kept calling the jihadists Muslims. Goldberg and Behar flew off the handle because O’Reilly kept referring to them as Muslims. Talk about losing their tempers over nothing! Once the quarrel started it was tough to understand the discussion. I like O’Reilly and he can be a verbal bully, he was absolutely correct in his talking points. It was Muslims attacking the towers and most people do not want that mosque built near Ground Zero. I had no expectations from Behar but I would have expected better decorum from Goldberg. I am not a Barbara Walters fan – but she was the one showstopper who kept her cool and still talked her points.
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Legally, I have not heard any legal reason someone could not build the Mosque near Ground Zero. Personally, I think it is in poor taste building the Mosque near Ground Zero, in this situation. Still I live in Illinois not NYC. So I have no horse in the race when it comes to whether or not they build a Mosque near Ground Zero. But I do live in the Quad City and just as I feel that I have a right to speak-out against Team Obama locating terrorist prisoners, in a prison within easy driving distance from where I live – I think the final determination about where that Mosque is built, near Ground Zero, should be left up to the people living in NYC, since they are the ones whom it will effect.
- Different Views: Bill O’Reilly Clashes with Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar Over 9/11 Mosque (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Joy Behar Rips on O’Reilly