Joy Behar has come under fire again for her antics on ABC’s “The View.” This time she had some choice words for Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle, according to SodaHead. Joy Behar was critical of Sharron Angle’s new immigration ad and called her a “b—-h.”
Behar’s antics come less than a week after she walked out on Bill O’Reilly when he said Muslims killed us on 9/11. Some people are praising Behar for standing up to Angle while others believe she has insulted a political candidate. Behar has gotten in trouble before when she called Donald Rumsfeld “Hitler.”
Joy Behar is not the first interviewer or commentator to butt heads with a politician. Check out some of these other examples where politicians and interviewers haven’t always seen eye to eye.
Jesse Jackson and Contessa Brewer
Contessa Brewer was about to interview Jesse Jackson on MSNBC in 2009 when she called him the Reverend Al Sharpton. The Huffington Post reported that she blamed her notes or the teleprompter, even though she said that everyone can see who he is.
Brewer was quick to apologize. However, the look on Jesse Jackson’s face was one that could freeze giants. He very plainly says to her after being called Al Sharpton, “I’m Reverend Jesse Jackson.”
Arizona Education Candidate
John Huppenthal was running for the Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction when he was interviewed on video by a student journalist. Keith Wagner of Corona del Sol High School in Tempe pressed Huppenthal on why he felt a vocational/technical program was valuable and then voted to cut the program altogether.
Huppenthal says he didn’t remember the vote and asked to see Wagner’s, evidence which he produced from his clipboard. When Wagner kept talking about if the vo-tech program can survive without the money, he said yes, even though he had cut funding. Huppenthal gets up and says he’ll be back later and never showed back up.
Dona Cadman was just elected to Canada’s Parliament and completely failed in her first interview. She told the television journalist that it is “journalism 101 that you don’t ask the same question twice,” even though he asks her three times about putting controversy behind her.
The in-studio hosts who oversee the show even comment on her ineptitude. Perhaps Cadman’s answers aren’t going to be necessary to be in a governing body responsible for the welfare of the people.
Sharron Angle’s Ad
Angle’s ad is certainly disturbing, and Joy Behar has a point. If Behar wants to be taken as a serious journalist or interviewer, she will have to settle down instead of trying to get ratings.
Sharron Angle’s campaign shouldn’t be too affected since many of her statements and television ads are pretty much the same as this new one. Angle is in a heated race against Harry Reid in Nevada for the Senate.
Leone, Anthony W. “Was Joy Behar Calling Sharron Angle a ‘B—–‘ Going Too Far?”, SodaHead.com.
YouTube, “The Wave”, Sharron Angle’s YouTube Channel.
Shea, Danny, “Contessa Brewer Calls Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton (VIDEO)”, HuffingtonPost.com.
YouTube.com, “Student vs. Politician: Interview gone wrong”.
YouTube.com, “Newly elected Politician interview gone wrong”.