It takes a certain intestinal fortitude to watch a full episode of “The View.”
The syndicated show features some of the most obtuse political blather on any platform. In 2019, that’s saying something.
Day after day, week after week, Whoopi Goldberg and crew dissect the news with precious little clarity. Sure, they’ll regurgitate the main stories, but it’s clear they haven’t done their homework. It’s why the arrival of Meghan McCain proved so refreshing.
It wasn’t based solely on her right-leaning politics. McCain routinely spits out facts, and data and research while her peers fall back on lazy talking points.
And then there’s Goldberg.
The show’s unofficial leader typically leans to the left. And, on occasion, she says something so profoundly dumb it makes you wonder how she got on the show in the first place. Remember her “rape-rape” comments tied to Roman Polanski?
While Behar, Sonny Hostin and occasional host Ana Navarro cling to progressive views Goldberg occasionally strays. Sure, she’s reliably left-of-center, but like fellow comic Bill Maher it isn’t her default mode.
She proved it again this week, in perhaps her finest moment on the show.
The subject? Hollywood stars actively cheering on a Blacklist 2.0, but this time aimed at conservatives. You’d think the “View” hosts would side with “Will & Grace” stars Eric McCormack and Debra Messing, who all but demanded Trump donors be outed for all to see.
And potentially, ridiculed, boycotted or something worse. The mainstream media clearly sided with the duo.
And you’d be very, very wrong.
Hostin cheered on Messing and McCormack, but she found some rare opposition from Behar. For the uninitiated, Behar’s Trump Derangement Syndrome is off the charts.
Not this week.
“When it’s individuals, then you’re stalking and you’re starting to endanger that person’s life. So I don’t approve of that,” Behar explained about the implications of blacklisting Trump supporters.
Goldberg then chimed in, expanding on her colleague’s thoughts with accuracy and vigor.
Listen, last time people did this, people ended up killing themselves. This is not a good idea, okay? Your idea of who you don’t want to work with is your personal business. Do not encourage people to print out lists because the next list that comes out, your name will be on and then people will be coming after you.
No one — nobody — we had something called a blacklist and a lot of really good people were accused of stuff. Nobody cared whether it was true or not. They were accused. And they lost their right to work…We can talk about issues and stuff but we don’t print out lists, and I’m sure you guys misspoke when you said that because you — it sounded like a good idea. Think about it. Read about it. Remember what the blacklist actually meant to people, and don’t encourage anyone, anyone to do it!
Now, if only one member of the mainstream media could evoke a fraction of that outrage, the press’s relentless media bias might take a knee, if only for a moment.