Before reading this latest story, I’d all but forgotten the incident last month where both Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walked off The View during a heated discussion with Bill O’Reilly regarding the planned “Mosque at Ground Zero.” (I’ve put that in quotes because I’ve read that it’s neither a Mosque nor very close to the former site of the Twin Towers.) The conversation turned into a “Muslims killed us on 9/11” argument and there was some yelling, during which Whoopi called Bill’s argument “bullsh*t.”
On The O’Reilly Factor, Bill and Whoopi where much nicer to each other and pretty much acted like everything was fine. They did discuss their viewpoints on the issue of terrorism and Islam, (Bill continued his “Muslims attacked us on 9/11” argument and Whoopi said he was overgeneralizing) but were calmer about it despite their disagreements. Whoopi was promoting her latest book, Is It Just Me?: Or is it nuts out there?. Here’s some of what these two said and the video is above. (I’m not going to recap all the other stuff, you can watch the video if you’re interested.)
Whoopi Goldberg has apparently buried the hatchet with Bill O’Reilly.
The “View” co-host made an appearance on Tuesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” where the two discussed Whoopi & Joy Behar’s “View” walk-off during O’Reilly’s visit to the morning show last month.
“Here’s what I want to know: what did you guys say about me after you left?” O’Reilly asked, in a preview clip posted by FOX News.
“I said that I thought you did not realize how hurtful…” Whoopi started to explain before the TV talker jumped in.
“You said that on the air, but I mean off the air,” O’Reilly interjected.
“I said the same stuff off the air,” Whoopi insisted.
“Were you cursing me out and stuff?” he asked her.
“No, no, I heard myself say the B-word, and that’s when I knew had to get up,” Goldberg replied. “Ooh, I had to get up child.”
“After I left, were you and Joy mad at me?” the FOX News talker inquired.
“No, no. Because, at least for me, I know that if I cross a line, which I crossed, because I heard myself say something I had no business saying, I knew… I had to go,” Whoopi concluded.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, in October, during O’Reilly’s visit to “The View,” he proclaimed that “Muslims killed us on 9/11,” prompting Whoopi to lash out.
“My God! That is such bulls**t,” an incensed Whoopi said at the time, before she and Joy walked off the set mid-interview.
[From Access Hollywood]
Their political arguments give me a headache, but good for Whoopi and O’Reilly for getting along, as annoying as it is to hear them argue about this sh*t yet again. Then again, it’s probably the first time I’ve ever watched more than a minute or two of the O’Reilly factor at a stretch.
Whoopi and Bill went on to talk about the pitfalls of the Internet, and how people can hide behind screens and anonymity to be mean and bully others. They agreed on that point, and they didn’t say anything new or particularly interesting about it. It made them sound kind of old and out of touch. Maybe they have more in common than they know.