Just don't call it a rematch.
Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" has booked guest Whoopi Goldberg for tomorrow, where she'll be promoting "Is It Just Me? Or is It Nuts Out There?" — her new book on modern incivility.
Unsurprisingly, perhaps, she'll also be talking about Islam – a subject that generated some heat between Goldberg and "Factor" host Bill O'Reilly during O'Reilly's most recent "View" appearance.
As you may recall, O'Reilly stirred up controversy by proclaiming that "Muslims killed us on 9/11" after being asked about the proposed Islamic community center near the former site of the World Trade Center — which O'Reilly felt was inappopriate.
Goldberg stormed off that set, along side co-host Joy Behar; no word yet as to whether she'll comment on that move's relative civility.
In terms of viewer interest, the Goldberg guest stint reps something of a coup for the "Factor." A video clip of the fracas scored nearly a million hits on YouTube, and media outlets all over the country weighed in on whether O'Reilly's remarks justified Goldberg and Behar's behavior.
- Sam Thielman