You know what went down, but here’s the express version. Joy Behar mocked Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith on “The View.” She suggested that Pence suffers from some sort of mental illness, because he talks to the Lord and hears from Him. It was totally tacky and completely classless.
Pence responded and said that Behar insulted the “vast majority of the American people who cherish faith.”
“It demonstrates how out of touch some in the Mainstream Media are with the faith and values of the American people that you could have a major network like ABC permit a forum for invective against religion like that,” Pence said.
That’s the thing. I couldn’t help but imagine that conversation going ANY OTHER way. Could you picture Behar saying something like that about, say, Muslims? Would she ever suggest that they’re suffering from a mental illness for idolizing a legit sexist, rape-y, bloodthirsty murderer? I HIGHLY doubt it. And that’s actually a LEGITIMATE question to ask.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not asking for Behar or any of her friends to “celebrate” Christianity. I’m asking them to NOT BE FLAMING HYPOCRITES for once.
There’s more. After that, word came out that Behar privately apologized to Pence on the phone, which is nice. But what about a public apology? After all, she insulted more than just Pence. I know I took it personally.
Pence encouraged her to publicly apologize, and guess what? She actually followed through. She apologized on “The View.”
— The View (@TheView) March 13, 2018
It took a lot of ridicule and a personal urge from the VP himself, but Joy did it. She publicly apologized. It looked like she was swallowing nasty cold medicine, but she apologized nonetheless. And with that I’ll give her props and say “Joy, I forgive you.”
Consider this particular feud officially over.