Today, they defended themselves, saying they could not take any more.
"We speak about standing up to bigotry, so I stood up," said Behar. Whoopi agreed, saying, "I hit my saturation point."
Elisabeth Hasselbeck jumped in, saying she thought we should be able to use the word "terrorist" because it means we link "extremists and Muslims, extremists and Islam, and I think that has disarmed us."
Huh? Moving on...
Staged or not, I'm sure this publicity can't be all bad for The View! Especially given the fact they have competition now in the form of CBS' The Talk.
"This is a country that's full of rage. We must be able to have conversations -- that means all of us -- without fury, without rage, without screaming, without obscenities, without walking off," Walters said. "It's very dramatic. People love train wrecks. People want us to do more of it because it's good for the ratings."
"You don't walk out of your own home," Walters continued.
"We are used to Bill O'Reilly. He loves this. He loves to pull your chain. He loves to get you angry. This is just what he wanted. I don't have to tell you the regard I have for you," she said to the ladies, "having said that, I think it was the wrong thing to do."
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