Bill O'Reilly, Joy Behar to Fuel 'View' Feud

Bill O'Reilly, Joy Behar responded to Thursday's "View" brawl on prime time.

ByABC News
October 15, 2010, 7:00 AM

Oct. 15, 2010 — -- Bill O'Reilly's feud with "The View" didn't end after Thursday's broadcast.

On his prime time Fox News show, O'Reilly stuck to the declaration he made on the ABC daytime talk show Thursday, that "Muslims killed us on 9/11" -- a statement that prompted Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar to walk off "The View's" set.

"How did we get here?" he started. "Were we attacked by Japanese extremists? How did we get to this point? Now the poll I cited was taken by CNN in August. About 70 percent of Americans, as I said, agree with me on the ground zero mosque issue -- it's inappropriate.

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"No one I know, no one, wants to insult Muslims," O'Reilly continued. "But almost everybody I know is tired of the political correctness surrounding the 9/11 attack. The truth is that if moderate Muslims all over the world would stand with America against radical Islam, the terrorists couldn't exist. But obviously, that is not happening. I am not in the business of sugar-coating harsh realities."

Meanwhile, Behar reasserted that O'Reilly was out of line on Thursday night's edition of "The Joy Behar Show," which airs on the Headline News Network.

"I was really angry. I thought O'Reilly was saying ... something I construe as hate speech, frankly," she said. "It upsets me, as you can see. To say Muslims killed us on 9/11, is like ... you could say that about any group, to lump an entire group like that."

While Behar refrained from personal attacks on O'Reilly, one of her guests, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, didn't hesitate:

"I thought he was a spineless puke," Ventura said.