ABC is facing mounting criticism after its panelists on “The View” mocked Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith. Detractors of “The View” are focusing on the fact that ABC News, which claims to be an “unbiased broadcast news operation, oversees such a nakedly partisan program.”
The women of “The View” took a shot at Pence’s Christian faith on Tuesday, mocking the former governor of Indiana for talking to Jesus and even calling it a “mental illness.”
Sunny Hostin said it’s “interesting” that former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman recently said that Pence talks to Jesus and believes Jesus tells him things. Joy Behar then said, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you… that’s called mental illness!”
ABC News paints itself as a fair news organization but its longtime slogan, “See the Whole Picture,” often doesn’t apply to “The View,” according to many critics.
“It has become jarring how fixated the show is on politics and how slanted the table is,” Mediaite columnist Joseph Wulfsohn told Fox News.
Wulfsohn said it’s ABC News’ prerogative if network executives decide that having four outspoken liberals and a single “token” conservative is “profitable” but the decision “does a great disservice” by marginalizing the view of roughly half the country.
The Hill media columnist Joe Concha thinks “it would be wise for ABC News to divorce itself” from “The View.”
“It’s a pure opinion and infotainment program and therefore should be under its entertainment division,” Concha told Fox News.
Fox News’ Todd Starnes slammed Behar in a scathing op-ed, saying it’s “understandable that a Christophobe like Behar be dumbfounded by such a concept.”
Starnes added that “if hearing the voice (of) God means (you are) mentally insane” then he is crazy himself.
“If ABC News wants to employ an anti-Christian bigot – that is their business,” he wrote.
Pence himself didn’t appreciate the comments and slammed ABC News Wednesday on C-SPAN.
Friends, I sincerely pray God will open the blinded eyes of The View’s Joy Behar so that she will understand how wonderful it is have God actually begin to make sense of this senseless world for us when we finally decide to put our faith and trust in our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ.
Because, apparently she doesn’t realize that trying to live life without God is just insane.