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?
The View has been a morning talk show mainstay for 23 seasons, and with all the controversies surrounding the show and how much news the hosts tend to make on their own while battling it out on live TV, it’s pretty clear that it won’t be going anywhere soon. The show just aired its 5,000th episode this week, which has made people wonder if it will be able to live on for another 5,000 episodes, or even much longer. Well, co-host Joy Behar thinks she knows exactly what will cause the show to get booted from the airwaves.
Joy Behar has been a co-host on The View for all but two seasons (17 and 18) of the long-running ABC hit, so she has pretty good insight on what makes the series so popular, even after all this time, and when it would be most likely to go off the air. Here’s what she had to say:
OK, this makes a lot of sense, and I can certainly see where Joy Behar was coming from when she declared, to fellow The View co-host Meghan McCain for an Entertainment Tonight interview, that a lack of chemistry among the hosts is what will lead to the daytime talker leaving the airwaves. And, despite rumors that McCain herself might be stepping away soon because of the pressure she faces as the show’s sole conservative voice, it appears that no one is going anywhere anytime in the near future. So, we can probably expect The View to live on for quite some time.
Bringing new hosts onto the panel is what Behar is talking about when she notes that the producers call it a “franchise.” And, I’d say that, because the co-hosts have always managed to get into deep discussions no matter the topic, that both Behar and the producers have the right take on the situation. It has definitely been beneficial whenever the panel has had great chemistry, but the show can clearly survive as hosts come and go.
Luckily, things are working well on The View with Joy Behar and her co-hosts, so the show should be sticking around for many more years to come. You can catch The View, Monday-Friday, on ABC at 11 a.m. EST.