On Thursday morning, as the broadcast networks all seized on Democratic demands for an FBI investigation into Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh, reporters on NBC, ABC, and CBS were quick to point to the Bureau’s investigation of Anita Hill’s sexual harassment claims against Clarence Thomas in 1991. However, none of the supposed journalists could seem to remember that the outcome of that inquiry was inconclusive.
During a panel discussion on Tuesday’s Good Morning America about the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, ABC News Legal Correspondent Sunny Hostin fretted that the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, would be put “on trial” during a Senate hearing scheduled for Monday and warned the “older white men” in the GOP to be “very careful” in their questioning.
Responding Monday morning to the sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh with predictable hypocrisy, the liberal ladies on ABC’s The View applauded Democrats for finally “play[ing] hardball,” deemed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s claims to be “very credible,” and defended Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) for not going public sooner with the letter.
Friday at ABC’s The View, the hosts spent an entire segment slamming Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson for his interview with porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti Thursday night. The hosts took objection with Carlson calling the outspoken Avenatti a “creepy porn lawyer” in the lower-third at the bottom of the screen and calling him that moniker to sign off the interview.
For a second day in a row, The View host Sunny Hostin went on a tirade against President Trump for his comments touting the government aid given to Hurricane Maria hitting Puerto Rico last September. After media backlash, Trump doubled down and claimed the media had exaggerated the death toll. On Thursday's show, Hostin was irate at the President’s comments, saying this made him an “illegitimate president” and blamed a century old U.S. maritime law for the island being in financial ruin.
The View began Wednesday’s show by parroting the same overwrought analysis all over cable news this morning after President Trump came out touting the federal government’s response to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit last year. Co-host Sunny Hostin was the most vocal, admitting she had family there so she took the issue personally, blasting the administration for “allowing its own citizens to die.”
Omarosa Manigault Newman was invited on ABC’s The View Monday, to release what was supposedly a damaging tape she recorded of President Trump in the Oval Office in 2017 (and promote her new book, of course.) Even after dismissing the former Apprentice star and White House aide as an unreliable opportunist in the past, the View, and the rest of the media suddenly had a new respect for her after she turned on President Trump with all sorts of sensational claims about life in the administration.
Thursday the hosts of ABC’s The View opened the show by gushing about the anonymous op-ed printed in The New York Times September 5, which was supposedly written by a senior member of the administration that’s part of the “resistance” against Trump. Most of the panel only had positive things to say about the article, with co-host Sunny Hostin even characterizing the anonymous writer as a hero who was “saving” America from Trump.
The View returned Tuesday for its 22nd season on ABC, with new host Abby Huntsman, former host of Fox and Friends Weekend and daughter of Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman. The panel spent a good portion of the show discussing Senator John McCain’s funeral as co-host Meghan McCain was absent from the table. After praising their co-host for making a veiled swipe at Trump during her eulogy for her father, the panel moved on to slam First Daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, fellow White House adviser Jared Kushner for daring to attend the funeral.
Wednesday on The View, the ladies rushed to CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s defense after he was heckled yet again at a Trump rally, Tuesday. The hosts complained that Trump was destroying the freedom of the press here and internationally, and was behaving like a “dictator.” Only Republican host Meghan McCain pointed out the other side, that the media’s biased reporting has made the average American distrust them.
Friday at the Hot Topics table, The View panel talked about the only topic the media cares about this week, the ambiguous leaked tape from Trump’s ex-personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the new claims this morning that Trump had full knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting with a Russian operative in June of 2016. The table eagerly speculated that this was the smoking gun to prove Trump colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. Reading the tweets denying these claims, the View’s Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin scoffed, saying it was audacious that Trump could still call Hillary Clinton “crooked,” even saying it was a “lie” to do so.
CNN’s Van Jones was the guest on Thursday’s The View where he plugged his primetime weekend show aimed at bringing together conservatives and liberals. While he mostly argued the haughty Michelle Obama-esque “When they go low, we go high” approach for the left, host Sunny Hostin badgered him for that take, saying anything less than hostility to Trump voters was being “complicit.”