Joy Behar to Sanders: Stop Calling Yourself a Socialist! You’re a Liberal!

Joy Behar, who has previously said she is “aroused” by the “hot” Bernie Sanders, on Friday advised the self-admitted socialist to stop calling himself a socialist. During a discussion of the Democratic primary on The View, Behar complained, “He calls himself a socialist. He’s just a liberal. He’s a liberal. He's as liberal as Obama.” (Whether that said more about Sanders or Obama, Behar didn’t explain.)

Behar lectured, “I don't know why he has the label on himself. I mean, people don't understand what he says hen he says he's a socialist.” Justifying, she added, “He’s not going to nationalize all the industries. He's not going to make the state own industries.”

Behar is a fan of both Hillary Clinton and Sanders. Earlier in the segment, she worried, “So if Hillary seems really qualified, which I think she is, then why is he beating her? He's going to crush her in Iowa.”

On October 14, 2015, Behar blurted of Sanders: “I actually am aroused by him. I’m serious. I find him to be eye candy, not ear candy, eye candy. “ On October 26, 2015, she bragged about getting a kiss from the socialist and said, “I’m feeling the Bern.”

A partial transcript is below:

Tell the Truth 2016

The View

1/22/16

JOY BEHAR: So if Hillary seems really qualified, which I think she is, then why is he beating her? He's going to crush her in Iowa.

SUNNY HOSTIN: You know, I think young people want anti-establishment. I think that ---

BEHAR: He's been in the Senate much longer than she. He's more establishment than she is.

HOSTIN: That hasn’t been his message. His message is “I'm going shake things up.”

PAUALA FARIS: He’s never been establishment though. He’s been in the establishment, but he’s never been establishment.

BEHAR: He calls himself a socialist. He’s just a liberal. He’s a liberal. He's as liberal as Obama. I don't know why he has the label on himself. I mean, people don't understand what he says hen he says he's a socialist. He’s not going to nationalize all the industries. He's not going to make the state own industries. Why --

SHERRI SHEPHERD: I have to say, I’m still, I'm still doing my research. I'm still not sure if I'm stuck on Hillary or if I want to go for something new. because with Hillary, I also feel like I'm getting Clinton as well.

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the associate editor for the Media Research Center's NewsBusters.org site.