(CBrief) – Joy Behar, the perennially disgruntled liberal host of the ABC show “The View” stepped in it again and was ordered to make an apology. On Monday’s show, Behar accused People of Praise, a Christian group that Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barret belongs to, of being a “hate group.”
“Now, here’s my question. She is, you know, a religious person. She belongs to the People of Praise group, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled a hate group, and their founder has questioned the so-called separation of church and state,” she said.
“They believe that sex should occur only within marriage and, of course, between a man and a woman. They’ve got very specific things that they believe,” she said.
But the Southern Poverty Law Center does not have it on its list of hate groups.
On Tuesday’s show, Whoopi Goldberg began the show by saying: “Welcome to The View. Before we get to Hot Topics, Joy, you want to clarify something?”
“I have to clarify something I said yesterday, I want to correct something I said on-air when I stated that People of Praise had been deemed a hate group,” she said. “I just got them mixed up with another group, it was inaccurate. So I don’t think that’s right, I have to say, you know, sorry about that. Anyway, I conflated them.”
“It’s easy to do. You know, sometimes I call Joy, Sara [Haines],” Goldberg quipped.
“Because we look so much alike,” Haines quipped.
“Because you look identical to each other,” Goldberg said.
A day late and a dollar short.
Joy Behar is made to walk back a false statement she made yesterday when she lied about Justice Amy COney Barrett being a member of a "hate group."
"I just got them mixed up with another group. It was inaccurate." pic.twitter.com/6Y1c4kqID0
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) November 29, 2022
In October she snapped during a live television show at her producer Brian Teta as he attempted to cut her off and head to a commercial.
They were talking about the Pennsylvania Senate campaign between Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz and Democrat John Fetterman when she said “the Democrats need to get behind John Fetterman because he’s qualified, and Mehmet Oz is a loser.”
“Let’s just talk —” she said before staring at the crowd.
“Brian doesn’t like that I called him a loser,” she said as the producer explained off camera that he was not cutting her off but that they needed to head to commercial.
“No, I don’t like that we’re out of time,” the producer said. “We’ve gotta go to break … we can come back.”
“Alright,” she said as her co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, “Would you like to come back and say what you wanted to say?” to which the cohost, who was annoyed, said “Sure.”
“I mean, you should actually be sitting up here today!” Goldberg quipped to Teta, who shook his head to say “no.”
REPORTER SLAMMED FOR COMMENTS ON JOHN FETTERMAN: After the Pa. Senate candidate sat for his first TV interview since suffering a stroke in May, #TheView co-hosts discuss the comments the reporter made about her experience with him off camera. https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/9ptMdKhylh
— The View (@TheView) October 13, 2022
That same week she said she was depressed because she does not comprehend how a “threat to Democracy” is not the number one thing on people’s minds this election and she cannot comprehend how they would vote Republican. But the average person does not have a net worth of $30 million and an annual salary of $7 million, Celebrity Net Worth reported.
Therefore it may be tough for her to comprehend how the average person sees the prices that they are paying for goods and services as their top issue. Behar informed the viewers of her show that “the Republican Party is not going to help you.”
“Well, what’s depressing is that the New York Times released a poll today that says that 70% of voters agree that democracy is under threat,” the cohost said.
“But only 7% of voters rank a threat to democracy as a major issue this election cycle,” she said.
“I find that so depressing, I can’t begin to tell you. The Republican Party is happy to let corporations never pay another tax the rest of their days, they will cut Social Security, they’re going to cut lunches for children,” she said but cited no evidence.
“They are not going to help you, so why would you vote for them? And yet, I see that it’s very close, that people are not understanding what the stakes are. And I find it, I find it sad and depressing,” she said.
Her co-host Sunny Hostin agreed.
“What I found depressing because I was riveted to the debates I think they’re so interesting,” she said.
“I realized from this morning that something like 10% of voters change their mind based on debates, going into the midterms, you know most people have already decided – two months in, they’ve decided who they’re going to vote for,” the co-host said.
“So it’s almost as if they don’t matter about the policies, they don’t matter what about people have done, they don’t matter, the character doesn’t matter, it just matters which jersey they’re wearing,” she said.
Republican Alyssa Farah Griffin attempted to talk some sense to her fellow cohosts.
“I want to say this respectfully, I worry there might be a blind spot about at this table is the fact that the average American family lost $6,000 in annual wages last year due to inflation,” the cohost said.
“Blame Biden or don’t but there is a reason that Tim Ryan is running in Ohio away from Biden and away from Nancy Pelosi,” she said.