Media Watch: Laura Ingraham joins ABC News
One of the few unpleasant things columnists/pundits/political bloggers have to do in their daily lives is read and/or watch stories they would have rather gone their whole lives without noticing, because there are many such stories that come up which deserve an informed commentary that can’t be written unless said stories are perused and examined. Such is the case with having to endure ABC’s “The View” on occasion, and yesterday was no different. A drama unfolded Thursday morning when View co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg “stormed” off the set after getting angry at Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly over a discussion about whether or not the Ground Zero mosque plans should proceed. He remarked that Muslims killed innocents on 9-11, which launched both Behar and Goldberg into galactic orbit. Alana Goodman at NewsBusters has the relevant part of the transcript:
If you can’t stand the heat, then don’t invite Bill O’Reilly on your show to talk about current events. Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar flew off the handle during a live taping of “The View” on Thursday, storming off-stage during a dispute with O’Reilly over the Ground Zero mosque.
O’Reilly set the two women off after he said that, “Muslims killed us on 9/11.” Goldberg took offense at the statement, exclaiming “That is such bull—-!”
“Extremists did that!” yelled a clearly agitated Goldberg. “What religion was Mr. McVeigh? There was an extremist as well and he killed people –”
At that point Behar stood up angrily, telling O’Reilly that, “I don’t want to sit here. I don’t. I’m outraged by that statement.”
“You’re outraged about Muslims killing us on 9/11?” O’Reilly asked, bewilderedly, as both Behar and Goldberg fled the stage.
You can view/read the full exchange, and what led up to the “big moment”, at that link.
AllahPundit tackles the stupidity and hypocrisy of both Goldberg’s and Behar’s collective meltdown:
O’Reilly’s sin here is to say that 9/11 was perpetrated by Muslims rather than by Muslim extremists, an offense so egregious to Behar that her delicate conscience had to be removed from his presence. Funny thing: That same conscience never trembled when leftist moron Rosie O’Donnell dropped dark hints about 9/11 being an inside job on a regular basis on the show. In other words, fail to specify which view of Islam the hijackers held and Behar’s apt to need smelling salts; suggest that the attack wasn’t perpetrated by Muslims at all and … not a twitch. You’re a good liberal, Joy. Say, I wonder what happens on Joy’s talk show when lefty guests deride “the tea party” as racist, violent, anti-gay, etc etc? Does she walk out then too in indignation at the guests’ refusal to properly qualify which tea partiers they mean? I’d check the tapes, except … see the first paragraph above.
As for Whoopi, she chimes in with ye olde left-wing canard about Timothy McVeigh being a Christian. It’s not true — unlike the hijackers, neither he nor his motive were religious — but no amount of persuasion will get liberals to give up that talking point. It’s too useful in drawing false equivalencies when jihadists attack.
Even worse? As AllahP notes in a later post, on Behar’s show last night, she went postal on BillO’s “9-11 hate speech” while … sitting next to 9-11 Truther Jesse Ventura.
You really cannot make this stuff up. Behar’s selective “outrage” is noted with disgust.
There is no issue that brings out the blatant hypocrisy, illogic, stupidity, and duplicitous nature of activist liberals more than when it comes to Christianity and the left’s outrageous attempts at equating rare and isolated incidents of extremism committed because of the mistaken belief by a tiny few wackos that the Bible promotes violence against non-believers, to the routine, worldwide Islamofascistic terrorism that is both promoted and mandated by the Koran itself. These are the real underlying facts of the matter that nitwits like Behar and Goldberg refuse to acknowledge, so instead of confronting the fact that Muslims DID kill thousands of innocents on 9-11 and in fact continue to do so, they come up with a case of the vapors and cut and run off the set until BillO apologizes.
These ladies need to, as the Republican nominee for Senate in Nevada Sharron Angle would say, man up and defend their positions – but they can’t so they run away instead. We’ve all seen this act so many times before, haven’t we?
Let’s also keep in mind some of Behar’s past “pearls of wisdom” including the comparison of President Bush praying to God to an Islamifascist praying to Allah:
The National Day of Prayer is coming up on May 6, but on “The Joy Behar Show” April 29, she was discussing the diversity of religion in America with former talk show host Phil Donahue.
In a discussion about the separation of church and state, Behar absurdly compared Bush’s prayers to God with terrorists’ prayers to Allah.
“But remember, George Bush is the one who said that God told him to go into Iraq. The same as that terrorists say that Allah tells them. And what’s the difference between them and Bush I’d like to know,” Behar said.
Donahue suggested that presidents shouldn’t pray: “The framers were right. They saw this coming. You know, what we don’t want is a president who talks to God every day and God talks back.”
Sigh. As I noted at the time, Behar’s “facts” were more than just a little off.
Goldberg, on the other hand, is on record for – among other things like indicating she’d enjoy a threesome w/ House Speaker Pelosi and her husband – suggesting that we should “show reverence” for women who have abortions. She also infamously opined that what Roman Polanski did to an innocent 13 year-old girl in 1977 was not really “rape-rape.”
So these ladies apparently don’t mind dishing out controversial opinions – opinions which, BTW, have no basis in reality – but when it comes to someone dishing out TRUTH, as was the case with BillO’s comments about Muslims murdering innocents on 9-11, then they can’t handle it.
What is the old saying about “If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the (proverbial) kitchen” again?