Surprise, surprise, Brit Hume came to Bill M-f**ing-Ice-Tea O'Reilly's defense after his little tirade last week on The View. Brit can't understand why anyone would think that Bill-O's statements might have been perceived as bigoted.
O'REILLY: All right. Joining us now from Washington, FOX News chief political analyst, Brit Hume.
Before we get to that I would be interested to know what you think of this whole Muslim controversy on the overall arch, because I do think that there is a big, big problem in the Muslim world and, you know, I think it's diminished by the left.
HUME: Bill, I would simply say. This when you said and I heard -- I didn't see it live but I later saw the clip of the whole little episode there, when you said, you know, Muslims attacked us on 9/11, that is unmistakably correct. I didn't take to you mean that all Muslims attacked us on 9/11 or that all Muslims were terrorists or anything of the kind. I saw that as a simple statement of fact and you used that to support the proposition that perhaps it was therefore inappropriate to build that mosque there.
I just don't think that rises -- I mean, Whoopi Goldberg was saying today that she heard herself after you said that accuse you of bigotry and she knew then that she had to get up and leave the set which is unusually. Usually people react to what other people say. She seems to be reacting to something she had said.
But be that as it may, I mean, I just don't think most Americans would look at and think you were making a bigoted statement. It's a factual statement. I suppose, you know, if you want to be sensitive to every feeling of every possible person in the world, we would say, Muslim, at least Muslim terrorists attacked us on 9/11. But you're right, everybody knows that.
O'REILLY: OK. But the political battle over defining the problems in the world, it always comes back to the left versus the rest of us.