Thousands demand ‘The View’ co-hosts apologize for anti-Christian comments (videos)
Even after over 30,000 phone calls, ABC has remained silent about calls for some accountability over anti-Christian comments made by “The View” co-hosts.
The Media Research Center began a campaign to hold co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar accountable for mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith in February during a broadcast of the morning program.
MRC President Brent Bozell published an open letter to ABC News, asking for an apology for what he described as “anti-Christian bigotry.” The MRC says comments by Behar and Hostin “took the liberal media’s pronounced bias against Christianity to the next level.”
According to Fox News, it doesn’t look like ABC plans to take any action, however.
From Fox: ABC had received 30,588 calls as of Wednesday morning, and angry viewers have also reached out to the chat show’s advertisers, including Clorox, Gerber, Oreo and Home Advisor. The advertisers have received no fewer than 6,000 calls, according to the MRC.
The MRC, which says it’s “America’s leading media watchdog in documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias,” posted contact information for 14 of the ABC News program’s advertisers as well as the president of ABC.
“I am sure the advertisers of ‘The View’ will be just as appalled as I am about the anti-Christian remarks made on the show,” Bozell wrote.
ABC News and Disney did not respond to separate requests for comment. The MRC told Fox News that it hasn’t yet heard from ABC or any of the advertisers.
The incident in question occurred on Feb. 13 as the panel of co-hosts, which usually includes 3 or more liberal-leaning women and 1 conservative, criticized Pence’s faith (see video below).
Hostin said, “I don’t know that I want my vice president, um — speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him.”
Leading Behar to say that speaking to Jesus is one thing, but she mockingly insisted that hearing back from Jesus is a “mental illness.”
Pence uncharacteristically addressed the comments (see below). During an appearance on C-SPAN, Pence said: “To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong. It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”
Behar has not stopped spouting controversial talking points. In late Feb., Behar condemned the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference saying Republicans have a “penchant for Nazis.”
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