After the House Benghazi Committee released their final report on Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the 2012 attacks in Libya that killed four Americans, the political heavyweights at The View had a strong defense for Hillary ready. On Wednesday’s show, liberal panelists Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Raven-Symone and Whoopi Goldberg complained about how unfairly the media has treated Clinton and how unjust it was to spend 7 million dollars of “taxpayer money” into Benghazi.
Behar, Hostin and Raven-Symone started the segment by whining about how big of a waste of time and money it was:
RAVEN-SYMONE: That 7 million dollars is our money. That's taxpayers' money. I didn't sign that piece of paper.
SUNNY HOSTIN: Isn't that something? It’s $7 million dollars. This was the eighth investigation. And final, hopefully. The one thing I found striking was that Dr. Ann Stevens, she was the the sister of Ambassador Chris Stevens, who died in the whole attack. She said she doesn't blame Hillary Clinton. She doesn't blame Leon Panetta. But she does find some blame with Congress. Because, had they provided a budget to increase security for all missions around the world, then some of the requests for more security in Libya would have been granted. That was a Republican Congress didn’t give enough enough money to provide the security in Libya. Isn’t that fascinating?!
Hostin cherry-picked her character witness here, as plenty of other family members of the Benghazi victims have been very vocal in their blaming of Hillary Clinton for their family member’s death.
Behar then plugged The New York Times as “the paper of record in this country” with their report that said the House committee found “no misdeeds by Clinton” so “that should be the last word.”
JOY BEHAR: The cover of The New York Times which is the paper of record in the country, no matter what they tell you, says, Benghazi panel finds no misdeeds by Clinton. So I mean, that should be the last word. And yet the NRA is continuing to aggravate.
Then Whoopi Goldberg brought up how the media have never been on Clinton’s side, (apparently.)
GOLDBERG: As you know, the media cannot not take credit for having pushed some of these things about Hillary. I understand why she doesn't want -- why her people don't want her talking to folks. Because, whenever you get a Hillary Clinton story, there's always some twist with it. There's always some -- something with it. And I think they just felt like, listen, you have kicked her ass for, you know, 30 years. And so, we don't -- we're not going to just give you -- I'm telling you my how I'm looking at it. As a person from the outside. I'm not a journalist. Never wanted to be. Don't care about it.
After Paula Faris pointed out that Clinton had purposefully blocked reporters from being able to access her, and that “you need a free press to get those facts,” Goldberg responded:
I do understand, keeping people away from journalists because now, because facts don't matter, people are going to write what they want.
She's saying you don't get a free pass at getting her whenever you want her.
Joy Behar complained “Can you blame her for being skittish after the things they've accused of? Murder for God sakes!”
Blaming the media for being too harsh on Clinton is laughable. As Rich Noyes’ special report series shows, the media has actually had a nauseating love affair with Hillary Clinton for the past thirty years, and there’s plenty of evidence to back that up, unlike Whoopi’s claim.