Opinion: Sharron Angle ad spurs a ... colorful ... outburst by ‘The View’s’ Joy Behar


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What a way to start your day.

Early Tuesday morning on ABC’s female-centric chat show, ‘The View,’ longtime co-host Joy Behar gave her view about the Nevada Republican nominee for Senate, Sharron Angle. It was enough to make some spit out their cornflakes.

After Barbara Walters presented Angle’s controversial TV ad, ‘Thanks Pal,’ showing ominous-looking men illegally crossing the border while innocent white children attend grade school, Behar went off on the candidate comparing it with something Adolf Hitler would use to recruit kids. This is the same ad that MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Sunday’s ‘Meet the Press’ called the ‘most overtly racist ad of this campaign season.


‘I’d like to see her do this ad in the South Bronx,’ Behar yelled at the end of the segment. ‘Come here bitch, come to New York! I’m not praying for her! She’s going to hell! She’s going to hell, this bitch!’

Although Elizabeth Hasselbeck, the conservative on the panel, didn’t resort to name-calling she agreed that the ad was in poor taste.

This isn’t the first time that Behar has flown off the handle regarding Republican candidates. In 2007 she...

... compared the GOP presidential candidates with the Klu Klux Klan after many of the hopefuls refused to attend a debate at a predominantly black university. JOY BEHAR: Giuliani is not. Romney is not. [Sherri Shepard’s] the only one going. Um...Fred Thompson is not going. What are they afraid of? They don’t have the black vote anyway, so they’re not going to go....

SHERRI SHEPARD: At Morgan State.

BEHAR: Is that what that’s about?

ELISABETH HASSELBECK: I don’t know. I think — it’s interesting to look at. Go ahead.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: I was just going to say it was interesting to find also that they did not show up for the Hispanic forum, either.


BEHAR: Scheduling conflicts? What, are they all at a Klan meeting at the same time?

It was Behar (and Goldberg) who walked out on Fox News talk show host Bill O’Reilly recently after he aired his views on ‘The Ground Zero Mosque.’

-- Tony Pierce