Does someone who calls a Senate candidate a “bitch” who is “going to hell” belong on national TV? If ABC doesn’t fire Joy Behar, it will be sanctioning her violent rhetoric.
What will be the next outrageous example of the establishment media’s crass political favoritism? “The View” gabmeister Joy Behar on Tuesday brought political commentary down to the level of misogynist rap stars.
“Artists” like N.W.A. sold over 9 million units with lyrics like, “Punch the bitch in the eye, then the ho will fall to the ground.”
Behar not only repeatedly called Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle a “bitch” for Angle’s TV ads focusing on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s support for illegal immigration, she also, seemingly, expressed the wish that the Tea Party populist become the victim of street violence.
“I’d like to see her do this ad in the South Bronx. Come here, bitch!” Behar yelled, as she made gestures suggesting physical assault. “Come to New York and do it!”
A moment later, Behar added, “She’s going to hell, this bitch!”
National Public Radio just fired Juan Williams — a respected liberal journalist with decades of experience — for expressing a perfectly rational, nonviolent fear that many Americans share.
Williams told host Bill O’Reilly on Fox News: “I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I gotta tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”
Williams never wished violence on devoted Muslims. He never called them a profanity meaning “female dog.” Nor did he wish eternal torment for them. Yet he was fired for remarks NPR called “inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices” and which “undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.”
What are ABC’s standards? On Wednesday, Angle sent Behar flowers with this note: “Joy, Raised 150K online yesterday — thanks for your help. Sincerely, Sharron Angle.”
Behar’s response was to call her “bitch” on-air once again, then brag about how powerful she is as a national commentator.
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