Calls for Death: The View’s 9 Most Heated Hateful Moments of 2023

December 28th, 2023 4:00 PM

If you find yourself on the same side as the cast members of ABC’s The View, they will bend over backwards to defend you (as NewsBusters’ 2023 retrospective showed). But if you find yourself opposing them, they will launch some of the most racist, bigoted, and hateful attacks on television against you. They will even support your death. And as tensions in America ratcheted up in 2023, so did their naked hatred.

Their contempt for Republicans, pro-lifers, and white people flared on air often. So it was difficult to narrow things down.

Presented here are The View’s nine most heated hateful moments of 2023.

  1. UPDATE: Jane Fonda Offers Final Solution to Pro-Lifers, ‘Murder’ Them

Without a doubt, the most hateful moment from the show in 2023 was when leftist extremist Jane Fonda offered up a final solution to the pro-life problem: “Murder” them. A suggestion that didn’t get any opposition from the cast:

JOY BEHAR: Besides marching and protesting, what else do you suggest?

FONDA: Well, it does involve murder.

  1. The View: ‘God’s Will’ Pro-Lifers DIE Rather than Get Cancer Treatment

Pro-lifers were apparently a particularly painful thorn in the side of The View. They again were the target of their death wishes in early December when co-host Sara Haines (who claims she used to want to be a minister) smeared them as hypocrites for seeking out cancer treatments because it’s “God’s will” they die:

Because if we’re going to argue about life in, then let's be honest about life out. Don't go to the hospital if you're hurting because it is God's will. Like, I don't like the inconsistencies and the hypocrisy when people weaponize religion on this issue.



  1. Joy Behar: East Palestine Got What They Deserved for Voting Trump

If the first two instances weren’t enough to convince you of The View’s hatred for the lives of conservatives, consider their contempt for the people of East Palestine, Ohio, whose town was poisoned by a train derailment.

According to co-host Joy Behar, they got what they deserved because they voted for former President Trump. “By the way, he placed someone with deep ties to the chemical industry in charge of the EPA’s chemical safety office. That's who you voted for, in that district. Donald Trump, who reduces all safety,” she sneered at them.

  1. Sunny Hostin Decries Judging a Person’s Character, Not Skin Color

The next few moments in this list featured co-host Sunny Hostin, arguably one of the most staunchly racist and anti-Semitic people on television. And during Martin Luther King Jr. Day, she decried that people would listen to his words and judge people on their character and not their skin.

“I think the biggest problem with Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is that people misinterpret his legacy. They misinterpret what he was asking for,” she whined. “while we always hear this, I want my little girls and boys to be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, that's all you ever hear anyone saying.”

  1. The View: ALL White People 'Continue to Reap the Benefits' of Slavery

Hostin has repeatedly flaunted her racism against white people and perhaps the most distilled incidents occurred in July when she insisted that all white people “continue to reap the benefits” of slavery.

“So, don't sit here and tell me one side of the story that black people may have had an enhancement when white people really benefitted the most and continue to do so today,” she sneered in reaction to lies about Florida’s history standards about race and slavery. “I believe that's what they're trying to hide.”



  1. Racist Hostin: The Problem With Gun Owners Is ‘White’ Skin, Fox News

Ignoring the fact that the first gun control laws in America were enacted out of racism, Hostin’s contempt for the Second Amendment was also influenced by her racism. According to her, the problem with gun owners in America was that they’re white and watch Fox News:

[W]e know that America is the only country in the world that has more guns than people and those guns are owned by about 30 percent of the population…And largely they're men and they're largely white men. And I think what you are seeing happening is that people are being radicalized by Fox News, they're being radicalized by other right-wing media, and they’re being taught to fear people that don't look like them.

7.     Anti-Semitic Hostin Defends Calls for Jewish Genocide on College Campuses

Hostin’s bigotry also extended to anti-Semitism, which was really put on display following the Hamas terrorist attacks on October 7. She has suggested that the Israeli people brought the attacks on themselves and that they were the ones who were committing war crimes, not Hamas terrorists.

She even defended calls for Jewish genocide on her son’s college campus of Harvard. “And although many may feel uncomfortable about it, the most hateful and heinous speech is the most protected speech,” she said.

  1. Racist Whoopi: White People Need Beatings Before Police Reform

The racist comments weren’t just limited to Hostin. Ahead of Black History Month, moderator Whoopi Goldberg suggested that white people needed beatings for police reform could happen.

“Seems things don't seem to make sense to people unless it's somebody they can feel or they can recognize. But how many times do we have to – do you we need to see white people also get beaten before anybody will do anything?” she proclaimed before trying to walk it back.

  1. Joy Behar: Tim Scott, Clarence Thomas Clueless on Being Black in America

Black conservatives are the recipients of a particularly potent venom from The View because they don’t fall into their accepted stereotypes. And few things say racist like a white woman telling black conservatives they don’t know what it’s like to be black. That was the case in 2023 when Behar lashed out at Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Justice Clarence Thomas:

And he's one of these guys, you know, he’s like Clarence Thomas, black Republican, who believes in pull yourself by your bootstraps, rather than, to me, understanding the systemic racism that African Americans face in this country and other minorities. He doesn't get it. Neither does Clarence.