VP Pence Hits Joy Behar and Mainstream Media For ‘Demeaning Terms’ About Faith: ‘I Just Couldn’t Stay Silent’

Vice President Mike Pence spoke out against Joy Behar yet again in an interview with Fox & Friends that aired Monday morning — after the View host mocked him for his religious beliefs. Like far too many stories in 2018, this one starts with Omarosa: the former White House aide dished about Pence’s beliefs on Celebrity Big Brother, claiming the VP “thinks Jesus tells him to say things.” In response, ladies of the View — save Meghan McCainmocked Pence, with Behar even joking that believing God commands you to speak is a sign of “mental illness.” Pence next pushed back on Behar in an interview with Axios, calling the comments “just wrong.” And in his Monday appearance on Fox & Friends, filmed at the Southern Border, Pence explained how he simply could not stay silent while the ladies of The Continue reading "VP Pence Hits Joy Behar and Mainstream Media For ‘Demeaning Terms’ About Faith: ‘I Just Couldn’t Stay Silent’"

Outnumbered Gets Into Shouting Match Over Joy Behar’s Pence Remarks: ‘Shameful and Appalling’

The View co-host Joy Behar delivered something of a non-apology apology yesterday after comments she made about Vice President Mike Pence, in which she alleged he was mentally ill because Jesus talks to him, went viral, saying “I don’t mean to offend people, but apparently I keep doing it.” Outnumbered took on Behar’s half-hearted apology this afternoon — getting into something of a shouting match as they discussed whether or not Behar’s original comments could be conceived as a joke. “This isn’t just an attack on Christians,” Kennedy said. Lawrence Jones, concurred, calling her comments “offensive” and calling the other hosts of The View “cowards,” except for Meghan McCain, because they didn’t call out Behar. Then the shouting began, with host Melissa Francis accusing the talk show hosts of thinking religious views are “silly” and that they are indicative of mental illness. Co-host Jessica Tarlov tried to defend Continue reading "Outnumbered Gets Into Shouting Match Over Joy Behar’s Pence Remarks: ‘Shameful and Appalling’"

Joy Behar Walks Back Comments Mocking Pence For Speaking to Jesus: ‘It Was a Joke’

Joy Behar didn’t mean to offend when she implied VP Mike Pence is a little nuts because he allegedly believes Jesus speaks to him. “Do you think Christians are mentally ill?” Whoopi Goldberg asked on Thursday’s episode of The View (which was largely pre-empted in many markets due to special coverage of the Parkland, FL school shooting). “Of course not. I don’t mean to offend people, but apparently I keep doing it,” Behar said. “It was a joke. Comedians are in danger these days.” Goldberg then responded to allegations that The View and ABC are intolerant of others’ religious beliefs because of what was said on the show. “To call us intolerant or to call out ABC… I find a little hard,” she said. “I give money to the church. I actually help Christians with my pocketbook,” Behar added. Then Meghan McCain chimed in with a bit more Continue reading "Joy Behar Walks Back Comments Mocking Pence For Speaking to Jesus: ‘It Was a Joke’"

Joy Behar Wasn’t Wrong to Mock Pence Speaking to Jesus, She Was Wrong to Believe Omarosa

Yesterday, there was a dustup on The View, the type of which that a few years ago, back when the show really mattered, would have created a massive storm of news. It focused on far left co-host Joy Behar mocking Vice President Mike Pence for apparently speaking to his Lord, Jesus Christ, as a sign of “mental illness.” These comments did cause a controversy among the Twitter crowd. However, the story has only really resonated on Fox News Channel, which of course will never miss an opportunity to allow its conservative, white, Christian audience to feel aggrieved and outraged, even though the people they elected currently control virtually every lever of our federal government, and dominate the vast majority of the states. Way back in 2009, during the show’s heyday, I appeared on The View for what was a very contentious interview about the media coverage Continue reading "Joy Behar Wasn’t Wrong to Mock Pence Speaking to Jesus, She Was Wrong to Believe Omarosa"

View Debates Whether Jesus Commands Pence: It’s One Thing to Talk to Jesus, Another When He Talks to You

Omarosa Manigault Newman is being just as incendiary and controversial as she’d hoped on Celebrity Big Brother. And her newest comments – centered around Vice President Mike Pence – have a number of the hosts of The View worried about the veep as a possible president. “As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about [Mike] Pence,” Omarosa told a few of her costars. “I am Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things there. I’m like, ‘Jesus didn’t say that.’ Scary.” “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you,” Joy Behar said. “As a Christian, that’s just par for the course. You talk to Jesus, Jesus talks back,” guest host Sherri Shepard chimed in. “What concerns me is: how long is the conversation with Jesus?” “Can he talk to Mary Magdalene Continue reading "View Debates Whether Jesus Commands Pence: It’s One Thing to Talk to Jesus, Another When He Talks to You"

Meghan McCain Goes Off After Joy Behar She’s ‘Offended by Republicans’: ‘Oh My God’

Things got really tense on The View when Joy Behar and Meghan McCain locked horns after the former said that everybody in the GOP is an affront to her. The ladies used their Friday A block to address the controversy swirling around WH Chief of Staff John Kelly thanks to his connection to Rob Porter‘s domestic abuse scandal. Behar sarcastically noted that Kelly was “shocked” by the recent news, though McCain cautioned the panel to not make light of the alleged abuse Porter’s ex-wives experienced. “It’s very serious,” McCain said, “and as a Republican I am offended.” Behar’s response: “as a Democrat I’m offended by Republicans.” Sunny Hostin intervened and tried to keep the focus on Porter, Kelly and Hope Hicks before McCain and Behar could have at it. McCain noted that the scandal was a self-inflicted wound for the Trump Administration, but when Behar got back Continue reading "Meghan McCain Goes Off After Joy Behar She’s ‘Offended by Republicans’: ‘Oh My God’"

Antonio Sabato Jr. Compares Being Blackballed By Hollywood To Holocaust: ‘It’s Happening to Me’

Antonio Sabato Jr., probably best known for being a early Donald Trump supporter — rather than for his acting career — is running for Congress, and he said some pretty crazy stuff on The View Thursday morning. Sabato explained that he’s an Italian Jew and compared his experience of being shunned by people in Hollywood for his support of Trump to the widespread discrimination and lack of opportunity for Jews during the Holocaust. “My mother escaped the Russians, and my grandmother escaped the Holocaust and Auschwitz and my family died there. So we understand how that works and I got it. When I got back to Los Angeles, I was like, ‘it’s happening to me.'” The panel of The View later brought up that Sabato called President Barack Obama a Muslim, and Sabato doubled down on the obvious falsehood in a totally bizarre way. “It was never an Continue reading "Antonio Sabato Jr. Compares Being Blackballed By Hollywood To Holocaust: ‘It’s Happening to Me’"