Opinion: Obama critic Michelle Malkin survives encounter with ‘The View’


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Michelle Malkin appeared on The View today to promote her new book, ‘Culture of Corruption.’ The highly anticipated showdown may not have been the bloodbath some viewers had hoped for, but the tension between the right-wing pundit and the mostly left-wing View panelists was clear from the get-go.

Malkin had barely started talking when Joy Behar, who has been a vocal critic of Malkin in the past, interrupted to ask for clarification. Malkin later asked Joy if she had read the book, to which she replied, ‘I read some of it’.


Whoopi Goldbergseemed even less familiar with Malkin’s new book. After misquoting Malkin, Goldberg revealed that she was reading questions that her staff prepared for her and had not actually read the book herself.

The panel’s lack of information concerning the book allowed Malkin to dominate the conversation, which mostly centered on what she described as a lack of transparency and widespread corruption in the Obama administration.

Malkin posted her own response to the appearance on her blog. ‘Just finished up on The View, where I sparred with the ladies about Culture of Corruption,’ began Malkin, before summing up the highlights:

Best part: Every single member of the audience got a copy of the book!

Second best part: Whoopi Goldberg, who didn’t read the book, asserting that I called the administration the most corrupt ever in the book when I was on the set — and then waiting for me to leave to falsely assert that “that young lady” said it on the Today Show.

The audience was mostly silent during Malkin’s appearance, but cheered when Elisabeth Hasselbeckannounced that everyone would receive a copy of the book. Who knows, maybe some of them will actually take the time to read it.


--Brendan Bigelow

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