‘The View’ should have started their morning show with this announcement: let the games begin. But Barbara Walters had to play mediator and school disciplinarian instead when two of her grown adult show hostesses couldn’t contain themselves, storming off the set in a temper tantrum, according to TMZ.
‘The View’ guest Bill O’Reilly of Fox
Normally on Barbara Walters’ “The View” a guest isn’t going to get a word in edgewise if he or she is a controversial guest that the hostess’ take issue with. But Bill O’Reilly of Fox News was the exception to that rule today, and his ability to handle himself among a pack of women bent on taking him to task felled his detractors instead.
Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg were so ill-equipped to handle the conversation and the turns it took, that the two opinionated women ran for cover, fleeing the scene. Barbara Walters was not amused.
“I love my colleagues but that should not have happened,” Walters told the audience, “We should be able to have discussions without washing our hands, and screaming, and walking off stage,” reported TMZ.
Joy and Whoop make women look like emotional wrecks
Barbara Walters is right. Getting shrill, storming off stage, and refusing to listen to an opinion in opposition to your own is childish and unbecoming a television talk show hostess. This is especially true if they bothered to actually investigate the proposed ‘near Ground Zero’ Mosque’s Imam Rauf, as this “Imam Rauf Exposed” video does.
These two women have been known to dish it out all day long to their solo conservative hostess Elizabeth, but when someone rakes them over the coals they can’t handle it.
Bullies on the school yard act like that. They dish and dish and dish to others, always acting like they have a right to act the way they do, but then they are the first ones to run to the teacher when they get bullied.
Enter Bill O’Reilly.
Joy Behar and Whoop Goldberg finally met their match and they were unable to handle it. You didn’t see them sitting there and taking it, did you? And when they did finally venture back, Joy was so rattled she couldn’t even physically sit next to O’Reilly, as he intimidated her that much!
Unsportsmanlike hostess conduct on “The View”
Whoopi Goldberg went out on a limb defending Mel Gibson’s anti-Jews and profane rhetoric in what became known as the Mel Gibson tapes, but she took issue with Bill O’Reilly for his defending the 9/11 families’ right to take issue with a Muslim mosque close to Ground Zero.
How crazy is that? It is okay for a man to be domestically abusive and to call people every name in the book but it isn’t okay for a man to defend the rights of his countrymen? That’s just warped, Whoopi.
Joy Behar, proud of her normal calm demeanor on the women’s show, lost it herself and exclaimed, “This is such bulls*&t,” when expected to sit and hold a normal conversation–albeit heated as always on their show–with a guest.
I would have swore Behar normally sticks to her seat like glue, as the guests are usually successfully tarred and feathered and she feels no reason to flee.
Bill O’Reilly gets “The View” girls’ goose
If you think Bill escaped Barbara’s reprimand, you would be wrong. She reminded him that, “You cannot take a whole religion and demean them because of what some [did],” she told the popular conservative host.
Again, Barbara Walters is right. Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg were out of line–and embarrasing to the rest of us more level-headed women out here–and Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t label all Muslims as the perpetrators of 9/11.
Personally, Joh Behar and Whoopi Goldberg have been long overdue for a good fight as good as they can give. And while I don’t watch the show, I would have loved to have personally watched this one live, up close and personal.
Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar on receiving end for once
To see those two get their comeuppance for all the times they have jumped in pack attack mode on the little defenseless Elizabeth would have been worth having to sit and listen to them otherwise. But I at least had a good chuckle at their expense this morning.
I’m glad Bill gave them their tongue-lashing and equally glad that Walters took them to task for fleeing with their tail between their legs at the first sign of serious opposition.
Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg will no doubt spin the whole embarrasing episode as a “we couldn’t tolerate Bill,” line but the truth is out: Behar and Goldberg can’t cut the mustard when it comes to someone getting in their face like they do others. Go Bill O’Reilly and Barbara Walters!
Resources: TMZ.com and Huffington Post.com