'The View': GOP Debaters Look Like the Guys from ‘To Catch a Predator’

The women of ABC’s The View on Friday trashed the Republicans at Thursday’s debate, comparing them to the deviants caught in episodes of To Catch a Predator. Another co-host suggested the candidates were like cops in police brutality videos. After gushing about debate co-moderator Megyn Kelly’s hair, Sunny Hostin cheered the video montage that Fox used of Ted Cruz seemingly shifting positions on immigration. 

She jeered, “I just loved that because we often hear about, like, police brutality cases where you see the video and then even tries to convince you that, like, your lying eyes are deceiving you. Well, that couldn’t really happen this time.” 

Co-host Michelle Collins agreed, comparing, “To Catch a Predator. You know, like when they come in with the IMs. You're, like, ‘What are these IMs about?’” 

Later, Collins said of the GOP: “The Republicans aren’t going to get that female and black vote when they’re acting, many of them, in a racist way, not helping women with health care issues.” 

A partial transcript is below: 

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1/29/16
11:04

SUNNY HOSTIN: Everyone was talking about her hair, which was gorgeous. Her hair was gorgeous. She was so strong. 

MICHELLE COLLINS: She was strong. 

HOSTIN: She was so strong. And what I loved about it was they used video clips of what the candidates had said previously and Megyn was like, “What do you think now?” I just loved that because we often hear about, like, police brutality cases where you see the video and then even tries to convince you that, like, your lying eyes are deceiving you. Well, that couldn’t really happen this time. But, I think she really did just a fantastic job as a journalist, really pinning them. 

COLLINS: To Catch a Predator. You know, like when they come in with the IMs. You’re, like, “What are these IMs about?” 

HOSTIN: it was just like that. 

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11:28

COLLINS: But the Republicans aren’t going to get that female and black vote when they’re acting, many of them, in a racist way, not helping women with health care issues. 

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