Mocha Mr. Clean knows a lot about things that are brown and quite frankly, stink. And this hullabaloo involving Bill “No-Spin (Wink-wink)” O’Reilly and the wenches from The View stinks.
If you missed seeing the clip, watch the video below. O’Reilly got into it with View co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg over the Ground Zero mosque controversy, prompting them both to storm off when he said, “Muslims killed us on 9/11.”
Ok folks, it is a fact that the folks responsible for 9/11 are Muslim. But it is important – vital – to point out that they were extremists, the worst of the very worst. We cannot condemn an entire religion for the acts of a few.
But here’s The Dirty Truth about the O’Reilly-View dustup. It had nothing to do with 9/11, mosques, Muslims or extremists. It had nothing to do with perceived hate speech.
You see, Billy Boy has a new book to sell, Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama. That’s why he was on The View to begin with. And does it surprise you that the Fox News Channel machine wasted absolutely no time capitalizing on the fracas, cranking out those promo commercials faster than Lindsay Lohan crack binge.
O’Reilly could hardly hide his shit-eating grin as Whoopi and Joy waddled off the stage. He knew he had just mapped out half his show for that night and would milk that brouhaha with a week’s worth of segments. (How soon will that B.S. body language expert show up on The Factor, “analyzing” the encounter?) He also could probably hear the cash registers ringing as his book flew off the shelves.
Hell, even Joy got a little joy from the spectacle, as Bill paid a visit to her own show on CNN’s Headline News. And The View reminded people early in the new season why it’s must-see TV for so many.
So, you see, everybody got a little something out of The View fracas – except those who thought the players involved were fighting any kind of “good fight.” Don’t be a pinhead, folks. Bill, Joy, Whoopi, Barbara – phonies, all of them, playing their roles to perfection. And that’s The Dirty Truth.