O'Reilly and Behar Defend 'View' Confrontation
The dust-up between FOX News host Bill O'Reilly and Joy Behar of "The View" continued when both went on the air later to defend their reactions.
On his show, O'Reilly replayed the explosive confrontation on "The View," in which he spoke his mind about a Muslim community center and mosque proposed for near Ground Zero, causing co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to walk off the set.
Although he apologized to Behar and Goldberg, on his own show, O'Reilly did not back down from his words. He said that he did not want to insult Muslims, but was "tired of the political correctness surrounding the 9/11 attack. The truth is that if moderate Muslims around the world stood with Americans against radical Islam, the terrorists couldn't exist... I'm not in the business of sugarcoating harsh realities." Watch!
Meanwhile, on her Headline News show, Behar also replayed O'Reilly's "pinhead moment" and said she and Whoopi Goldberg left the stage because, "I thought he was saying something that I construe as hate speech, frankly." Watch!