Wow: Hillary Gets Tougher Questions on The View Than With George Stephanopoulos

It’s a sad day for journalism when the women of The View ask tougher questions than ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos. Yet, the co-hosts of the female chat show grilled Clinton on her e-mail scandal, abortion and protecting Christianity. These three topics did not come up when former Democratic operative turned journalist Stephanopoulos talked to Clinton on Monday. 

View co-host Paula Faris on Tuesday demanded of the presidential candidate: “The FBI and Justice Department prosecutors are reportedly gearing up to interview you and some of your closest aides. Do you think that this is a big reason why there's a large contingent of people out there that don't feel that you're trustworthy because of the e-mail scandal? And will you ever put it behind you?” 

Earlier, Faris, who also appears on the weekend Good Morning America, pressed Clinton on abortion: 

PAULA FARIS: And Secretary, I want to ask you about some comments that you made over the weekend on Meet the Press regarding abortion. You said, quote, “the unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights.” My question is at what point does someone have constitutional rights, and are you saying that a child, on its due date, just hours before delivery still has no constitutional rights? 

HILLARY CLINTON: Under our law, that is the case. 

View co-host Candace Cameron-Bure pushed: “As someone who is an undecided evangelical voter and someone who believes that our Judeo-Christian values are under attack or they are declining, what can you say to me, what can you say to the people out there like me who might consider voting for you?” 

Now, it’s not as though there weren’t softballs. Joy Behar lobbed this one: “I know you and I find you so warm and lovely and authentic, and yet there are people out there who have this idea that you're not trustworthy, that they don't like you for some reason. What is that about, in your opinion?”

However, one might expect that from The View. On Monday’s GMA, however, Stephanopoulos talked to Clinton and skipped the e-mail scandal englufing her campaign. He also ignored a huge conflict of interest. Stephanopoulos previously worked for Bill Clinton and last year secretly donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation. In his memoir, Stephanopoulos told Clinton, “I love you.” 

For hard-hitting journalism, apparently the place to turn is The View. 

A transcript of The View questions can be found below: 

The View
4/5/16
11:28

PAULA FARIS: And Secretary, I want to ask you about some comments that you made over the weekend on Meet the Press regarding abortion. You said, quote, “the unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights.” My question is at what point does someone have constitutional rights, and are you saying that a child, on its due date, just hours before delivery still has no constitutional rights? 

HILLARY CLINTON: Under our law, that is the case. 

...

CANDACE CAMERON-BURE: As someone who is an undecided evangelical voter and someone who believes that our Judeo-Christian values are under attack or they are declining, what can you say to me, what can you say to the people out there like me who might consider voting for you? 

...

FARIS: Let me ask you real quick, I know about the e-mail scandal. The FBI and Justice Department prosecutors are reportedly gearing up to interview you and some of your closest aides. Do you think that this is a big reason why there's a large contingent of people out there that don't feel that you're trustworthy because of the e-mail scandal. And will you ever put it behind you? 

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