In an unexpected turn of events on The View this week, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walked off the set after a heated argument with Bill O’Reilly. This happened right after Bill O’Reilly assertively commented, ‘Muslims killed us on 9/11!’. As the video shows, Whoopi was genuinely infuriated and offended. Earlier she tried to speak for the 70 Muslim families that lost loved ones when the twin towers collapsed; with hopes of showing that 9/11 was a tragedy for the Muslims too.

I truly admire and appreciate Whoopi and Joy’s strong indignation. Its one thing to stand and defend yourself but to stand up and speak for someone else takes a different sort of courage. The fact that Bill O’Reilly had the audacity to openly make such harsh comments on national television represents a scary reality. How can such discriminatory rhetoric become acceptable in our politically correct society where people are sensitive to wishing others ‘Merry Christmas’? The power of the media in swaying public opinion never fails to amaze me.

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