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October 2010



The View Discusses Bill O’Reilly Incident — Whoopi & Joy Still Act Like Children

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The ladies of The View had a very candid discussion about Thursday’s Bill O’Reilly incident, and their discussion indicates that Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar learned nothing from the experience.  Whoopi said that if she didn’t exit the stage she would have “lost it,” and Joy likened her walk-out to a scene in 12 Angry Men, when the jurors stood up and faced the wall to express their disapproval of their bigoted fellow juror.  I have a few things to say about this.  First, Whoopi indicated that O’Reilly “started in with her” as soon as he sat down on the couch.  Nice try.  O’Reilly addressed Whoopi directly because she stared at him with a disapproving scowl on her face, which she always does when she doesn’t like the guest.  You can’t blame O’Reilly for his inappropriate attempt to lighten the mood.  Second, Joy and Whoopi should be capable of having a calm conversation.  The ladies also indicated that O’Reilly said during the break that the conflict would “help their ratings,” which angered the ladies, including Babs, who said, “we are doing fine without your help.”  Did it occur to these women that O’Reilly was probably itching for a statement to break the tension and failed miserably?  In closing, I would like to reiterate a point I eloquently made in my previous post: If Joy and Whoopi are correct in how they behaved, then what do they suggest Barbara Walters should have done when she interviewed Fidel Castro?  Should she have stood up and faced the wall?