Another quick post, thanks to NewsBusters.org’ Alana Goodman. During an interview with Bill O’Reilly, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg embarrassed themselves and Barbara Walters by walking off the stage. Here’s the video from Fox News.
One of the polls O’Reilly was referring to came right from the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation. It would be nice if either Whoopi or Joy would have at least done the most basic research on this issue before opening their mouths about it.
So what is the issue here? Well, as commenter mattm said, the left needs a biased forum to debate their points and all responses to their comments must be sanitized. O’Reilly, to his credit, wasn’t going to play this game and pointed out the facts; the September 11th attacks were carried out by Islamic terrorists and that the Ground Zero Mosque (GZM), because of this fact, is inappropriate. When Barack Obama made his statements on the construction of the GZM, he showed to millions of Americans just how out of touch he was with them. That is was the point O’Reilly tried to raise, a point which Behar tried to refute with her ridiculous statement about how she was an American and she agreed with the President. NEWSFLASH Joy, you don’t speak for all Americans. You don’t even speak for a considerable percentage of Americans, so your point is moot. As for Whoopi’s comment about Timothy McVeigh, he was quoted saying “Science is my religion”, so her point is not only moot, but ill-informed and idiotic. Unable to debate O’Reilly, both women then stormed off the stage.
While this kind of nonsense pales in comparison to what Rosie O’Donnell did, I am pretty sure after the show both women were warned about this behaviour by Barbara Walters. Even she is able to realize how damage such theatrics can be to her show’s already questionable credibility.
UPDATE: Hot Air’s Allahpundit is now posting on this incident. He also has a longer video than the one I originally put up, via TownHall.com.
Allahpundit does a great job pointing to the hypocrisy of Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, how they had such an extreme reaction to Bill O’Reilly’s statement on the September 11th attacks being perpetrated by Muslims, while there wasn’t any reaction to Rosie O’Donnell’s past statements about how former President George W. Bush was to the terrorist mastermind. He also goes a step further than I did addressing Whoopi’s comment, not only citing a TownHall.com article by Maggie Gallagher which dismantles the argument that Christianity is to blame for the Oklahoma City bombing, but pointing to this constant game of false moral equivalence those on the left keep playing when it comes to the Islam and 9/11. Let’s be serious here, will those like Behar and Goldberg ever admit that Islam isn’t the “religion of peace” so many claim it is?
In any event, I recommend my modest readership give Allahpundit’s post a look.
UPDATE: About to call it a night when I bump into another post from Hot Air’s Allahpundit. After being “outrageously outraged”, as Allahpundit put it, Joy Behar sits down with known “9/11 Truther” and certifiable lunatic, Jesse Ventura on her CNN Headline News show. So she will tolerate “Trutherism”, which idiotically states that President George W. Bush somehow orchestrated the murder of nearly three thousand Americans just so the United States of America could invade the Middle East, but won’t accept the actual facts of the event? How could anyone think this woman belongs on television?
If Barbara Walters or the management at CNN needed a reason to let her go, I’m sure that her lunacy today should suffice… Pathetic…
UPDATE: This quick post just keeps getting longer. The first thing is a new video from johnnydollar, two clips from this morning’s Fox & Friends. Geraldo Rivera explains his position on the incident “cleverly” saying that “humans killed us on 9/11”, and then Bill O’Reilly responds to Rivera’s comments with a few quick words from Karl Rove.
The second thing is another NewsBusters.org post, this one from Lachlan Markay concerning Joy Behar’s sit down with Jesse “The Truther” Ventura (similar to the previous update about Allahpundit’s post). While similar, Markay raises a few different points, one being whether or not Behar herself is a “9/11 Truther”. It wouldn’t surprise me as she seemed more willing to accept Ventura’s lunacy then she was with O’Reilly bluntly stating the facts about the September 11th attacks. While a follow-up to Allahpundit’s post, I still recommend my modest readership give it a read.
UPDATE: More to add to this post. The first comes from Brian Maloney at The Radio Equalizer, a audio clip from Rosie O’Donnell’s radio show yesterday. As usual, the audience gets to hear Rosie’s “wisdom” (and I use that term as loosely as possible) on the incident. Why anyone would waste their time with this nonsense is beyond me.
The second video is from ‘Drinking with Bob’, and as usual, Bob bluntly calls it like it is.
If you ask me, the vast majority of Americans would prefer listening to Bob than Rosie O’Donnell. Rosie might as well join Joy and Whoopi in the unemployment line since I am definitely getting tired of their nonsense.