“The View” hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar stormed off the set today after Bill O’Reilly riled them up over the issue of a mosque near Ground Zero.
He called the mosque “inappropriate,” which upset Behar and Goldberg.
Behar believes the mosque should stay and said “We’re Americans!”
“Seventy percent of Americans don’t want that mosque down there so don’t give me this ‘we’ business,” O’Reilly said.
“Muslims killed us on 9/11,” O’Reilly added a few moments later.
Then it deteriorated quickly. “Oh, my God! That’s bullxxxx!” Goldberg said. “Extremists did it!”
They started talking over each other. The ladies walked off.
Barbara Walters then said: “You have just seen what should not happen. We should be able to have discussion without washing our hands an screaming and walking off stage. I love my colleagues but this should not have happened.”
The two came back after he acknowledged that it was “extremist Muslims.” “If I was inartful in explaining, Muslim fanatics, terrorists, whatever the word, killed us. There are 100 mosques in New York City. They can move it way and nobody will bother.”
O’Reilly used the “word” inartful, which many think isn’t an actual word but was used by Rick Sanchez last week in his apology after he got fired from CNN.
Here’s the video: