RESTON, VA -- Media Research Center (MRC) founder and President Brent Bozell released a statement on Tuesday after ABC's Joy Behar finally publicly apologized for trashing Vice President Mike Pence and millions of Christians as “mentally ill.”
On March 13's The View, Behar conceded, “I was raised to respect everyone's religious faith. I fell short of that. I sincerely apologize for what I said.” The MRC’s campaign to hold ABC advertisers responsible is now ending.
“Our campaign against The View and Joy Behar has concluded. Even though it took a full month, Joy Behar did the right thing today to publicly apologize for her offensive remarks. I want to thank and congratulate the massive number of Americans who supported our effort and stood up to this anti-Christian bigotry with your calls, letters and messages. Over 43,000 phone calls were placed to ABC and their advertisers demanding an apology. This clearly has taken a toll on ABC and has left a black mark on advertisers Clorox, Gerber, Oreo and HomeAdvisor who were utterly silent in reply to the uproar from their Christian consumers. While our campaign is over, let it be made clear: we will not hesitate to come after any TV personality or media figure who engages in this type of anti-Christian bigotry. Nor will we spare any effort to denounce the sponsors of such hatred. Christians are fed up, and aren’t going to take it anymore.”