I'm with you wholeheartedly on this.Originally Posted by Bandy;4088622;
I thought their walk-out hurt them more than it helped them. And while I don't think their walk-out was staged, as in "fake-staged" per se, I do think Joy and Whoopi discussed things backstage, essentially mutually agreeing to walk off stage in the event that O'Reilly said something they deemed offensive, which of course they knew he would. So there you have it. While I don't think it was staged in the Jerrry Springer sense for shock value and for ratings purposes, I do, however, think they mutually decided it in a kind of "Look, if get offended and walk off stage during O'Reilly's segment, then you walk off with me to show a united front" sort of a way. Something about the way Joy stood up at that one particular moment just seemed pre-determined to me....almost as though she was thinking 'Ok...this would be a good time to do the walk-off we planned'. I rememer Joy stood up and just kept standing there for a few seconds as though waiting for Whoopi to get up too....at least that's how it came across to me. So while I do think their walk-off was legitimate, I also think it was pre-planned between them--not only to make a statement, but also to embarrass O'Reilly whom they both loathe.That is the point I believe Bill was expressing but Whoopi and Joy who are predisposed to not liking Bill wanted to nail him on something and picked a PC slip. Then when he would not back down they took their ball and went home.
And while I appreciate some of Joy's views and actually make a point of watching The Joy Behar Show every evening, the end result of her walking off stage with Whoopi was that they both came off looking ridiculous.