Yesterday, Bill O'Reilly was a guest on The View. At least, he was until he pissed off his hosts so much that two of them — Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar — stormed off the set of their own show. O'Reilly was ranting about what he calls "The Ground-Zero Mosque" and what I, very advisedly, call the Muslim cultural center and recreational facility to be built in the Financial District of New York.
He seems pretty accustomed to holding forth, without interruption, in front of a sympathetic audience, but doesn't do very well with the back-and-forth of a debate — when faced with the hosts' opposition, he just started to talk louder and repeat himself, the tactic which prompted the women's exit. That, and anti-Muslim, fear-mongering "statistics" he was peddling.
I will admit that I'm not a frequent watcher of The View. Because I have a job, for starters, and because I'm not a liberal, over-educated, stay-at-home mom. But, every time I catch a clip of it, I find myself thinking, "You know, this really isn't so bad."