Joy Behar: Bill O'Reilly is an Idiot
O'Reilly tired of political correctness.
The battle may be over, but Joy Behar and Bill O'Reilly are still at war. The two sparred on The View on Thursday over the building of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, and now both have taken to their respective shows to fling some barbs.
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O'Reilly appeared on Thursday's The View where, as expected, the conservative Fox pundit got into a heated debate with the left-leaning ladies of the day time talk show.
Things were going swimmingly until the topic of the proposed contruction of a mosque near the site of the world trade center attacks of 2001 came up. O'Reilly declared "Muslims killed us on 9/11," and Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set.
The pair eventually returned after O'Reilly apologized and clarified by stating that he meant to say "Muslim fanatics," but the remark stuck in Behar's side well after the show.
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"He's an idiot," she said backstage. "I just couldn't sit there any longer and listen to him."
On the O'Reilly Factor on Friday, O'Reilly played footage from his appearance on The View and said he's not sorry for being politically incorrect.
"No one I know, no one, wants to insult Muslims," O'Reilly said. "But almost everybody I know is tired of the political correctness surrounding the 9/11 attack. The truth is that if moderate Muslims all over the world would stand with America against radical Islam, the terrorists couldn't exist. But obviously, that is not happening. I am not in the business of sugar-coating harsh realities."
Behar had her own comments on the incident.
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"I was really angry, I thought O'Reilly was saying something I construe as hate speech, frankly," she said on The Joy Behar Show. "It upsets me, as you can see. To say Muslims killed us on 9/11, is like ... you could say that about any group, to lump an entire group like that."
Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura, Behar's guest that day, was a little more pointed in his critique of O'Reilly.
"I thought he was a spineless puke," he said.