(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) The View co-host Joy Behar was forced to issue an on-air apology Tuesday after she previously claimed that Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett formerly belonged to a “hate group.”
“Before we get to hot topics, Joy, do you want to clarify something?” host Whoopi Goldberg asked at the beginning of a segment.
“Oh yes I have to clarify something I said yesterday,” she said. “I have to correct something I said on air. I said that ‘People of Praise’ has been deemed a hate group.”
The supposed hate group was described by Newsweek as a “charismatic Christian community” that includes “a variety of churches, includes Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Episcopalians and Methodists.”
Behar claimed that she confused it with another group, though she did not specify which group.
“I just got them mixed up with another group. It was inaccurate,” she said.
“I have to say sorry about that,” she continued, before desperately giving up on the apology, and concluding with the excuse: “I conflated them.”
Goldberg excused Behar’s complete ignorance by chalking it up to the live nature of the show as the others solemnly nodded along.
“It’s easy to do, you know. It’s a live show.”
In any case, Behar, 79, has become increasingly unhinged in recent months.
Last spring, for example, some speculated that she was actually drunk on air after she tripped over nothing, hitting the floor hard on live TV.
“In 25 years, that has never happened to me,” she said as she was getting up. “Who do I sue?!”
“We can’t even say you can’t have another glass of wine,” Goldberg said after the fall. “It takes a glass of wine to get in the chair.”