Joy Behar: Bill O'Reilly is an Idiot

In Celebs by , on Saturday, October 16, 2010, 6:39 AM (PDT)
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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.

Read: Joy Behar Walks Off 'The View' After Bill O'Reilly Comment

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.

Read: Whoopi Goldberg Storms Off 'The View' Set [VIDEO]

"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.

Read: Jessica Alba: Bill O'Reilly is an 'A-Hole'

"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.

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Comments (8)
Posted By P1Z (3 years ago)
Joy Behar is a bleeding heart liberal that needs to grow up. Our country is based on free speech, and has the right to her own beliefs, but then so does Bill O'Riley. If Ms. Baher & Ms. Goldberg were to read the Quran, they might be enlightened to find out that all Muslims are to kill the infidels (non-Muslims). Do not take my word for it check it out for yourself read the Quran it is in there. When 9/11 took place, Muslims from around the workd, including those here in the U.S. cheered. It is not just radical Muslims, all true Muslims are bound by their beloved Quran which tells them to kill and destroy all non-Muslims.
Posted By Jeff Kehoe (3 years ago)
Behar and Goldberg are both bleeding heart liberals and when they don't have something constructive to say or can't take the heat in the kitchen they're rude and walk off. I will never go to see another movie with Goldberg in it.
Posted By Barbara (3 years ago)
You are absolutely right P1Z. People in this country and around the world need to wake up. The people who commit terrorist acts aren't 'radical' Muslims; they are true Muslims who are living their religion. It's the others, the ones who are considered 'peaceful,' who aren't truly living according to their own holy book.
Posted By Adrian Zupp (3 years ago)
Once again, serious issues get trivialized by professional "TV people" playing out their own little soap operas. I invite you to read my blog post THE IDIOT CULTURE: Scroll through my blog HOUSE ON FIRE to find it (I can't post a URL here) Take care, Adrian Zupp
Posted By charmin Ghish (3 years ago)
you could put alba, behar, goldberg and ventura together and wouldn't come up with a brain the size of a pea
Posted By joennj (3 years ago)
Joy Behar is just a total Cun_
Posted By joennj (3 years ago)
Joy Behar is a total Cun_
Posted By Bill isa douche bag (3 years ago)
Bill is a douche bag, he just can't admit when he is wrong, even on his own show he got owned by a 16 years who put his old balding big nose ass in his place
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