If there were ever any doubts about whether Joy Behar was lacked class, there aren’t any now.
In a display of crassness that put off both her audience and her fellow hosts on ABC’s “The View,” the liberal harridan intruded on a moment of emotional reverie by co-host Meghan McCain about the terminal illness of conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer with a screeching blast that was liberal, anti-Republican politics at its worst.
Even Whoopi Goldberg didn’t like it.
The moment took place Tuesday, when McCain literally teared up while saluting Krauthammer, who announced last week that he suffered from an aggressive form of cancer that left him only weeks to live.
“He’s the greatest political commentator of my generation easily,” McCain said. “He’s an icon, he’s a Pulitzer Prize winner.
“His voice has been so important right now because he’s always so fair. To Trump supporters and to the Never Trumpers and to everything in between.”
McCain, whose own father, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, is also suffering from brain cancer, choked up at one point describing Krauthammer:
“I’m sorry,” she said. “I feel like … God’s giving everybody I love in politics cancer. And I just am going to miss him a lot. And he has weeks to live and …
“His voice is really missing. And at this moment in time, it’s going to be really, really difficult. I wish him and his family the best … It’s rough news.”
McCain’s words were so heartfelt, it would have taken someone with the heart of a wolf to brush them off. Which brings us to Joy Behar.
On a show chock full of hosts who routinely insult President Donald Trump, Behar is easily the worst. And she proved it yet again on Wednesday, capping McCain’s tender moment with a brass-knuckles attack on Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that made Robert De Niro look classy.
“McConnell is on radio silence on all of this,” Behar said, apropos of absolutely nothing. “The guy (Trump) attacks Canada and embraces Russia, and nothing from Mitch McConnell. You’re a disgrace. You’re a disgrace, Mitch McConnell, and the rest of them keeping silent.”
Behar is probably used to audience applause at that point in her outbursts, but this time the silence was deafening.
Co-host and de facto moderator Whoopi Goldberg brought Behar’s tirade to a quick end by bringing up the news about White House Chief Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow’s heart attack and noting that the show wished him well.
The applause from the audience showed they agreed, but it also seemed to be pretty clearly a sign of approval that Goldberg had silenced Behar’s tantrum before it got going.
The irony of it is Behar actually called McConnell a “disgrace” during her little fit.
But the only one disgraced on that stage was Joy Behar.
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