Bill O’Reilly on ‘The View’ Walkout: ‘I Was Going to Myself ‘This is Great’

By Alex Weprin 

Tomorrow, Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly will be on “The Rachael Ray Show,” his first daytime talk show appearance since that now-infamous incident on “The View.”

Among other questions, Ray asks O’Reilly how he felt when Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set:

“When they walked out, I was going to myself ‘this is great,’ because I knew I’d get five segments on the Factor. And I knew, I could just take that and I could get three or four shows out of this, number one.


Number two, Barbara [Walters] and I have been friends for a long time. When she said that shouldn’t have happened, I thought that was an interesting take. But, she and I disagree on the fundamental reason that that happened.

Number three, I had to leave in the middle of the show because The Situation was coming on, and he was going to do the Rumba. I didn’t want him to grab at me. I didn’t want the Situation grabbing me. So, I went out that door and The Situation came in this door…I was on, then they went on a break, and then I was thrown out by six bouncers… He had that look in his eye you know.”

Rasy also asked him how “The View” incident was a positive experience:

“Look, “The View” thing was an ultimate positive for the country because it opens up the discussion. It opens it up and we need to have that discussion – not only about Muslims and the leaders of the world but about political correctness. You see, I know this is going to shock you, I am not politically correct.”

And O’Reilly’s solution to fix America?

“Well, I would deport Joy Behar right away. I’m just kidding Joy! You know I love you, alright?”