It’s hard to find anyone in the entertainment industry who possesses quite the same cocktail of self-importance and stupidity as the self-involved liberal hosts of ABC’s political daytime talk show The View.
In the wake of the scandal about film producer and hardcore liberal Harvey Weinstein’s many sexual assaults, The View‘s Joy Behar and her co-hosts sounded off on why they does not believe people should criticize The View hosts or late night comedians for not tackling the Weinstein story.
Said The View‘s Sunny Hostin in a discussion with talk show host James Corden, “Last week everyone was saying the late night hosts didn’t mention the Weinstein scandal. But you know they were always making jokes about Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly. ‘SNL’ took a hit for not saying anything. Now you have ‘SNL’ doing something. You have James Corden doing something, and now it’s, ‘oh, it’s in poor taste, it’s too soon.’”
Chimed in Joy, “Why? Rose McGowan particularly singled out Corden. I really don’t think that it’s appropriate to attack comedians. We’re on the right side of things. ” She then went on, pompously, “Also, the comedians are there to say the emperor has no clothes. We’re important people right now. So, I don’t know why attack comedians. And yet what you just said is interesting. She only went after Corden. Kimmel made a joke. Oliver made a joke, ‘SNL,’ we all do that.”
Said co-host Sarah Haines in politically correct fashion, “She [Rose McGowan] used not productive language. She called him a piglet. Like she made fun of his weight. There is a difference … making a joke about the accuser and the person who is the pig in this situation, in this case Harvey Weinstein. You’re making a joke about Harvey.”
Do you think Behar and the other hosts on The View are deluded about how “important” they really are?