September 15, 2005, - 7:57 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Last week, she compared President Bush to the Klan.
But, yesterday, Joy Behar, co-hostess of ABC’s annoying yenta-fest, “The View,” outdid even that absurdity. Behar, the unfunny “comedienne,” implied that Ex-FEMA Director Mike Brown was worse than a Nebraska pedophile, who had sex with a 12-year-old girl and got her pregnant at age 13 (recently marrying her).
Behar objected that fellow co-hostess Elisabeth Hasselbeck was upset over the pedophile, but not more so about Mike Brown and FEMA’s reaction to Hurricane Katrina relief. In yet another ludicrous outburst, Behar asked Hasselbeck, “Why aren’t you more adamant against this FEMA Director [than the pedophile]?” implying that Brown was worse than the pedophile.
Hasselbeck replied that Brown was fired. But that wasn’t enough for Behar. She and host Baba Wawa (Barbra Walters) chastised Hasselbeck for not understanding that it’s not a big deal for 12-year-old girls to have sex with 20-year-olds, that the 12-year-old’s single mother can’t be expected to be responsible for her daughter “dating” a 20-year-old. Then, they admonished Hasselbeck for having two parents who stayed together and disciplined her into not having sex with adults when she was 12. Yeah, that’s the problem.
To sum up yesterday’s “The View” lessons: ex-FEMA director worse than pedophile; pedophilia not so bad; sex by 12-year-old girl not her approving mother’s fault; single mothers are blameless. And you wonder why housewives who watch this stuff are mindless . . . .
***UPDATE: On today’s “The View,” Behar said of President Bush, “This guy needs to take a permanent pee break.” Classy.
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