Bill O'Reilly on 'The View' speaks 'harsh realities'
Now that the ladies of "The View" have taken their stand, or "walk" as it may be, Bill O'Reilly addresses the controversy from Thursday's (Oct. 14) talk show.
In his "Controversial View" FOX News memo, he recaps the events: How he's promoting his book "Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama," how he brought up Obama's poll numbers and the mosque at Ground Zero on "The View."
He then plays the clips of the argument, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walking out and then Barbara Walters commenting, "You have just seen what should not happen. We should be able to have discussions without washing our hands and screaming and walking off stage. I love my colleagues, but that should not have happened."
This is what he has to say after the whole to-do:
"How did we get here? Were we attacked by Japanese extremists? How did we get to this point? ... About 70 percent of Americans agree with me on the Ground Zero mosque issue. It's inappropriate. No one wants to insult Muslims, but almost everybody I know is tired of the political correctness surrounding the 9/11 attack.
"The truth is, if moderate Muslims all over the world would stand with America against radical Islam, the terrorists couldn't exist, but obviously, that has not happened. I am not in the business of sugar-coating harsh realities. This program and my book state the truth as I see it. I enjoy jousting with 'The View' ladies because with the exception of Elisabeth Hasselbeck, they don't see it my way, and I want the audience to hear both sides."
So does this change or confirm what you felt when you first watched the clips?
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