‘The View’ Hosts Walk Out On Bill O’Reilly

‘The View’s’ Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar demonstrate how best to deal with Bill O’Reilly when you disagree: walk away. The Washington Post reports:

Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg made it clear on today’s “The View”: They are not fans of Bill O’Reilly. During his visit to their show today, the conversation turned to the Park51 community center. O’Reilly staunchly attacked President Obama for not commenting on the “appropriateness” of the location.

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  • chinagreenelvis
    • chinagreenelvis

      If these people were capable of stepping outside of themselves, they would be able to analyze the truths of what they’re saying instead of focusing on the arguments that they’re making.

      O’Reilly’s point of view has some level of truth to it, though it’s incredibly wrapped up in a blanket of muddy information.

      First of all, his claim is that Americans feel distant from the President. What he really means to claim is that the majority of Americans feel distant, and his claim rests upon the shoulders of a single poll which places the number of people who don’t want the “Ground Zero Mosque” to be built at 70%.

      We all know that polls can be dubious and misinterpreted. They’re vulnerable and subject to all kinds of statistical manipulation. Anyone who relies completely on a single poll to decide that opinions on macroscopic scales do or don’t fall a certain way does not have solid ground on which to argue.

      That being said, he’s also explaining “why” the people who feel that way indeed do, and it’s out of “sensitivity” because the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 were also Muslim. Honestly, he’s right, because the people who don’t want the mosque feel that way for exactly that reason. What he’s failing to address is the wrongness of that attitude. What he doesn’t seem to be able to admit is that the “majority” to which he’s referring are simply and absolutely in the wrong, and this is what the ladies of the View are so vehemently protesting. To attribute the acts of a few monkeys to the whole of the jungle is fundamentally flawed reasoning.

      So while the President is obviously not making any effort to identify with that particular crowd, regardless of whether or not they are the majority, Obama, as the leader of a country founded on principles of equality, is completely right to do so.

      In fact, and quite to the contrary, I feel that his exact remarks were so short and ambiguous that they could (and have) been taken either way. A conservative listener might have expected him to condemn the mosque and would then be upset because he avoided doing so; a liberal viewer might have simply been put off by the very fact that his statement seemed to acknowledge that the “wisdom” of it was able to be put to question at all.

      I know I was.

      • Andrew

        America wasn’t founded on the principle of equality, it was founded on racism, sexism, and plutocracy. The land was violently stolen from the original inhabitants, the economic base was created through slavery, and only white, male landowners were allowed to vote.

        • 5by5

          Yeah. It’s a work in progress. And people like Bill O’Reilly are a giant step backwards.

  • chinagreenelvis
  • chinagreenelvis

    If these people were capable of stepping outside of themselves, they would be able to analyze the truths of what they’re saying instead of focusing on the arguments that they’re making.

    O’Reilly’s point of view has some level of truth to it, though it’s incredibly wrapped up in a blanket of muddy information.

    First of all, his claim is that Americans feel distant from the President. What he really means to claim is that the majority of Americans feel distant, and his claim rests upon the shoulders of a single poll which places the number of people who don’t want the “Ground Zero Mosque” to be built at 70%.

    We all know that polls can be dubious and misinterpreted. They’re vulnerable and subject to all kinds of statistical manipulation. Anyone who relies completely on a single poll to decide that opinions on macroscopic scales do or don’t fall a certain way does not have solid ground on which to argue.

    That being said, he’s also explaining “why” the people who feel that way indeed do, and it’s out of “sensitivity” because the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 were also Muslim. Honestly, he’s right, because the people who don’t want the mosque feel that way for exactly that reason. What he’s failing to address is the wrongness of that attitude. What he doesn’t seem to be able to admit is that the “majority” to which he’s referring are simply and absolutely in the wrong, and this is what the ladies of the View are so vehemently protesting. To attribute the acts of a few monkeys to the whole of the jungle is fundamentally flawed reasoning.

    So while the President is obviously not making any effort to identify with that particular crowd, regardless of whether or not they are the majority, Obama, as the leader of a country founded on principles of equality, is completely right to do so.

    In fact, and quite to the contrary, I feel that his exact remarks were so short and ambiguous that they could (and have) been taken either way. A conservative listener might have expected him to condemn the mosque and would then be upset because he avoided doing so; a liberal viewer might have simply been put off by the very fact that his statement seemed to acknowledge that the “wisdom” of it was able to be put to question at all.

    I know I was.

  • Andrew

    America wasn’t founded on the principle of equality, it was founded on racism, sexism, and plutocracy. The land was violently stolen from the original inhabitants, the economic base was created through slavery, and only white, male landowners were allowed to vote.

  • SMonark

    only watched this hoping Whoopi Goldberg would birth an alien humanoid and it would lunge at bill and rip his old decrepit head off and then feast on the rest of the view hosts

  • SMonark

    only watched this hoping Whoopi Goldberg would birth an alien humanoid and it would lunge at bill and rip his old decrepit head off and then feast on the rest of the view hosts

  • Anonymous

    Yeah. It’s a work in progress. And people like Bill O’Reilly are a giant step backwards.

  • Hadrian999

    that much ego in one space was threatening to rip a hole in reality

  • Hadrian999

    that much ego in one space was threatening to rip a hole in reality

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