Fox News reported that ABC has received over 30,000 more complaints since the Media Research Center launched a campaign to hold Behar responsible for spewing “anti-Christian bigotry.” Behar and her cohost Sunny Hostin mocked Vice President Mike Pence earlier in the month for his strong Christian views.
After Pence said that he believes God talks to him, Hostin said, “I don’t know that I want my vice president, um — speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him.” Behar then took this even further, saying that hearing from Jesus is actually called “mental illness.”
Pence fired back by blasting ABC for allowing this kind of anti-Christian bigotry on their network.
“To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong,” Pence said. “It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”
MRC was infuriated as well, saying that Behar and Hostin “took the liberal media’s pronounced bias against Christianity to the next level.” As of Wednesday morning, ABC has received 30,588 calls demanding Behar and Hostin be held accountable. In addition, MRC President Brent Bozell published an open letter to ABC News calling for an apology.
Angry viewers have also complained to “The View’s” advertisers, including Clorox, Gerber, Oreo and Home Advisor. These advertisers have gotten over 6,000 calls of complaints.
Instead of slowing down, Behar has only stepped up her offensive rhetoric. This week, she went after conservatives who participated in CPAC, saying they have a “penchant for Nazis.”
Can you imagine what would happen if a television host mocked a Muslim for saying Allah speaks to them? All Hell would immediately break lose! However, since Behar went after Christians, she has not been punished by ABC in any way.
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