"The View" co-host Joy Behar brought her sharp tongue to CNN's "Reliable Sources" today when she slammed Fox News hosts Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly. Beck regularly references his past struggles with alcohol and drug addiction and Behar thinks that could be one of the reasons why he cultivates such an outrageous personality:
But I think that he is frequently ridiculous and doesn't make any sense as far as I'm concerned. But he calls himself a rodeo clown, he's a clown, he's on the cover of Time magazine. I mean the media just plays right into his hands... He's addicted to all of that publicity I think. It took the place of drinking.
CNN host Howard Kurtz played a clip of Bill O'Reilly and Behar in a contentious moment on "The View," which led to O'Reilly branding Behar a "pinhead" on his show. Behar called it a "badge of honor":
He called me a pinhead. He's called me a Kool-Aid drinker. It's ok, it's like being on Nixon's enemies list. I think it's a badge of honor to be called a pinhead by Bill O'Reilly.