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Yesterday morning, Bill O’Reilly was a guest on The View and got into such a heated exchange with Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg that those panelists walked off the set. Watch the confrontation unfold NOW.

Last night, meanwhile, the Fox News host addressed this “fiery debate” on his Talking Points segment.

Admitting that “I am often offensive, everyone knows that,” O’Reilly defended his belief that a mosque should not be built near the site of 9/11 by saying:

“No one I know wants to insult Muslims, but many are tired of the political correctness surrounding the 9/11 attack. Did we say, in World War II, ‘We were attacked by “Japanese extremists”? […] No: we said we were attacked by ‘Japanese.’”

For an intelligent man, that example makes no sense, of course. The leaders of a country choosing to take their nation to war is nothing like an infinitesimal percentage of the world’s one billion Muslims planning a terrorist act.

We’ve also never heard O’Reilly lump all Christians together when an abortion clinic is bombed.

Still, Behar clearly acting unprofessionally, explaining her actions on her Headline News channel show with: “I thought he was saying something that I construe as hate speech, frankly.”

Take a side in this feud and then watch O’Reilly entire segment below:

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