President Barack Obama records an episode of The View at ABC Studios in New York, N.Y., July 28, 2010.Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Sherri Shepherd are pictured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) [Photo Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza from Washington, DC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]
ABC’s “The View” was forced into apology mode after receiving a cease and desist letter was sent to them following an unfounded attack on a conservative group.
Turning Point USA sent the letter to ABC citing comments from co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, The Daily Caller reports.
At issue were Behar’s comments stating, “Neo-Nazis were out there in the front of the conference with antisemitic slurs and, you know, the Nazi swastika and a picture of a so-called Jewish person with exaggerated features, just like Goebbels did during the Third Reich.”
Whoopi stated that the group “let them in.”
Following the letter over the comments ABC’s “The View” issued an apology, but oddly had a host who was not Behar or Goldberg issue it.
“On Monday we talked about the fact there were openly neo-Nazi demonstrators outside the Florida Student Action Summit of the Turning Point USA group… We want to make clear these demonstrators were gathered outside the event and that they were not invited or endorsed by Turning Point USA. A Turning Point USA spokesman said the group 100% condemns those ideologies and said Turning Point USA security tried to remove the neo-Nazis from the area, but could not because they were on public property.”
“Also Turning Point USA wanted to clarify – wanted us to clarify this was a Turning Point USA summit and not a Republican Party event… So we apologize for anything we said that may have been unclear on these points.”
TPUSA Spokesman Andrew Kolvet responded expressing disappointment in the apology, “Whoopi is the one who said it… She should be the one to offer the apology,” he told The Daily Caller.
The event held by TPUSA also made headlines in the Republican party with a straw poll on who Republicans wanted to be the nominee for President in 2024. Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump are front runners for the nomination but one of them won the poll in spectacular fashion. We reported on that here.