It’s not news that the harpies on ABC’s “The View” aren’t exactly the sharpest pencils in the box. Having said that, they managed to dumb down their audience even further by falsely claiming that the Orlando shooter had no ties to ISIS — even though he pledged allegiance to the terror group, and actually claimed that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is working with ISIS to kill Americans.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the state of modern liberalism, and the low-information crowd eats this up.
Newsbusters’ Kristine Marsh reported:
…On Tuesday’s program, the panel was one-sided with no token conservative co-hosts on-board and consequently things got a little out-of-hand. The ladies discussed the Orlando shooting again as more information came out, and discussed who was to blame. ABC’s Sara Haines and Whoopi Goldberg outright denied the shooter had any ties to ISIS and downplayed the idea that Islamic terrorism was even the reason for the attack at all. Instead, Joy Behar suggested, the blame should be put on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
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After Whoopi Goldberg went off on Trump, Marsh said, ABC correspondent Sara Haines denied the shooter had any connection to ISIS at all.
The other panelists jumped in to agree with Haines that there was no evidence to support that he had ties to radical Islam. (Well, except for the fact that he had been investigated by the F.B.I. twice in the past few years for his affiliation with Islamic terrorist groups and leaders. But let’s not mention that small detail.)
Co-host Joy Behar then shifted the blame to Donald Trump, calling him the “recruiter-in-chief” for ISIS.
Marsh posted a partial transcript, which we excerpted here:
JOY BEHAR: The thing about Trump though, he’s the recruiter in chief.
GOLDBERG: For ISIS.
BEHAR: He is basically working with ISIS to kill us. They are working together. Just remember what I’m saying.
Got that? According to the inappropriately named Joy Behar, Trump is the real villain and she falsely claimed that Trump is working with ISIS to kill Americans. Of course, she has no proof of this because it isn’t true.
Whoopi asked her why she believes Trump works for ISIS. Here’s her response: “Because every time you go after the Muslims and you talk about how they shouldn’t come into the country and how they’re all a bunch of whatevers, you are saying to ISIS, make another video to show people who are sympathetic to your cause, and don’t think they haven’t made many videos showing Donald Trump. He is a dangerous menace to the country, and I believe…,” she began.
At this point, the audience applauded.
Here’s the video:
I believe that if I were Trump, I would be in touch with ABC’s management, perhaps with a threat of a lawsuit for this. This isn’t “journalism” at all, and it really isn’t even “punditry” — it’s just a bunch of angry, hate-filled leftists with barely a brain cell between them feeding the anger of their equally hate-filled low-information audience.
By the way, this isn’t the first stupid thing Behar has said or done.
Back in 2010, she stomped off the set after Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly said Muslims committed the 9/11 terror attack against the World Trade Center.
“First he said a mosque should not be be built close to ground zero here in New York, and then he said, ‘Muslims killed us on 9/11.’ Well, I was really angry, I thought that he was saying something that I construe as hate speech,” she told the LA Times
In other words, according to Behar, saying Muslims were involved in the 9/11 terror attack is hate speech, but falsely accusing the candidate of a major political party of collusion with the enemy is just fine.
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