Joy Behar simply loves to mock and criticize President Trump on her liberal show “The View.” Well, last Friday however, she learned the hard way that she ought to straighten her facts first before she goes attacking the President recklessly.
Breitbart reported that an ecstatic Joy interrupted the show on Friday morning to deliver the breaking news that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had been charged and pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and will “testify that, as a candidate, Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians.” However, Joy happily read the same inaccurate report that now-suspended ABC investigative reporter Brian Ross delivered.
“Michael Flynn promised full cooperation to the [Robert] Mueller team,” Joy read from a note card, “and is prepared to testify that, as a candidate, Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians.”
“Yay. Wow! He goes to jail! He goes to jail! He goes to jail! Lock him up!” Bear shouted. “This is the antithesis of election night, On election night, I had to wear a veil, I was in mourning. So this is like the antithesis of that hideous night, and that is why I am happy.”
Her gloating, however, was in reaction to Ross’s false story. While appearing on ABC’s World News on Friday, Ross issued a “clarification” saying that it was not “candidate Trump,” but “President-elect Trump” that instructed Flynn to contact Russia. The false report went viral after it was posted on ABC News’ Twitter account.
“A tweet published by ABC News containing Ross’ initial report had been retweeted more than 25,000 times and embedded in various news stories online before it was deleted. ABC posted a “clarification” on Twitter around 8 p.m.,” CNN reported.
Unaware of this error, Joy said the Flynn news would lead to President Trump’s “resignation.”
“I remember Richard Nixon, and Richard Nixon stepped down, and so should Donald Trump,” Behar said. “It’s a happy day, come on. If he is going to be taken down for what he did and this country can start to heal, and parties can work together like Meghan wants it to, then that is a happy day.”
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and it’s beginning to look a lot like collusion,” The View guest and CNN analyst Ana Navarro said.
In a statement read on “The View” Monday, ABC News said the report “had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process.”
“It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience,” the statement continued. “These are our core principles. We fell far short of that yesterday.”