Friday morning’s The View started off with the mostly liberal panel having a meltdown over the announcement of Trump choosing retired General Michael Flynn and Alabama’s Senator Jeff Sessions for White House positions. Whoopi Goldberg complained that Sessions and the right wanted to bring back slavery and to deport Muslim Americans. Sunny Hostin then claimed that violence was only coming from the right, while Whoopi and Behar conceded there was violence from the left but it was deserved and provoked. “People better not sit back and just take it,” Behar lamented. “They [Republicans] started it.”
On Tuesday The View premiered its 20th season, continuing its tradition of outrageous liberal views. The show began with “Hot Topics,” discussing NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the National Anthem that made waves in the media this past week. Of course the mostly liberal panel stood up for the multi-millionaire’s un-American display. Co-host Joy Behar had the strangest defense for Kaepernick, saying that it made him “more American” to disrespect the flag, even suggesting that protesters who burned the flag were more patriotic than the rest of us.
On Wednesday's GMA, ABC finally covered the latest development on Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal. Paula Faris gave a news brief noting that "the Justice Department now says that up to 30 deleted e-mails from her private server could be related to the Benghazi attack." CBS This Morning mentioned the new revelation on the Clinton scandal during the lead-in for a report on the former senator's lack of press conferences. NBC continued its blackout on the story from the previous evening. Instead, Today devoted over a minute to Tom Brady's new haircut.
Monday’s The View opened by discussing this morning’s Supreme Court decision to rule against Texas abortion clinic safety regulations. The panel praised the decision as a victory for women’s rights to “privacy” while co-host Joy Behar said that the pro-lifers were “just chipping away” at Roe V. Wade. Whoopi Goldberg said she was “thrilled” about the ruling before strangely claiming she was “pro-life;” even claiming that all of the ladies on the show were “pro-life,” they just happened to be for “a woman’s right to choose.” Say what?
CBS This Morning and NBC's Today on Thursday followed in the footsteps of their networks' newscasts the previous evening in failing to cover the State Department's Wednesday admission about an intentional edit of an online video posting of a 2013 briefing. To their credit, ABC's GMA aired a news brief on the controversy on Thursday. CNN's AC360 devoted a full report to the revelation on Wednesday. Thursday's New Day also gave a brief on the story.
For some reason, Bernie Sanders agreed to appear on The View Tuesday morning, after already facing hostile questions from the panel in previous interviews. He was in for another confrontational conversation, where each host grilled him on why he hadn’t dropped out of the race already. Clinton defender Joy Behar pressured Sanders to stop attacking Clinton and start defending her against Trump instead.
The co-hosts of The View on Tuesday leapt to the defense of Hillary Clinton after she was put on the spot by a West Virginia coal mineer. While talking to voters, the individual demanded to know how Clinton can call herself a “friend” of the state after saying, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” View co-host and ABC News journalist Paula Faris spun for Clinton: “This is a classic case, though, of listening to just part of the sound bite though. We do this all the time.” Co-host Sunny Hostin agreed, “We're not being fair. I was just going to say that.”
Melissa Joan Hart, star of God’s Not Dead 2, appeared on Good Morning America, Thursday to argue that tolerance extends to Christians, not just other faiths. Surprisingly, the co-hosts of GMA touted her new movie as “powerful” and a “serious role” for the actress.
Talk about your wacky analysis. The women of The View on Monday weighed in on Michael Bloomberg’s potential third party run for the White House and deemed the former New York Mayor a “fiscal conservative.” This is the same Bloomberg behind the soda tax, the man who endorsed Obama for president and ObamaCare.
On Wednesday, the co-hosts of The View treated director Quentin Tarantino to a softball interview following his anti-cop remarks last month. The hosts happily provided him a platform to play the victim against those who condemned him calling cops “murderers” and to double-down on his attack on the policy.
Monday’s The View featured a segment with Richard Clarke, an ABC News consultant and former Clinton and Bush national security staffer. Clarke iterated that “We are a country of refugees. The people we're allowing in are the victims of terrorism. We shouldn't punish victims of terrorism.” When Paula Faris brought up that Marco Rubio said “you can't do a background check on a lot of these refugees. You just can't call someone up in Syria because it's hard to track them down,” Clarke got personal against Rubio.
On Tuesday, ABC’s The View hosted Republican presidential candidate Senator Lindsey Graham and co-host Paula Faris desperately attempted to get him to smear his fellow Republicans in Congress. After Graham outlined why he refused to drop out of the presidential race despite his low poll numbers, Faris asked “don’t you feel that Republicans are sabotaging their own party right now?”