Joy Behar isn’t very joyful, at least not in the presence of fellow “The View” co-host and ideological opposite Meghan McCain.
As I reported yesterday, things heated up on The View while the ladies were eulogizing the late former President George H.W. Bush. At one point while the ladies were speaking well of him, Behar cut in and decided now was the time to get her hits in on President Donald Trump.
This didn’t sit well with McCain, who shut Behar down and asked if the group could stay on the topic of Bush. Behar didn’t take this well, resulting in the two getting into a screaming match live on air that was suddenly stopped by host Whoopie Goldberg quickly cutting to commercial break.
The fireworks didn’t stop once the cameras were off, however. According to the Daily Mail, Behar went on a tirade against McCain, threatening to leave the show over McCain’s behavior toward her and demanding producers “get this b*tch under control.”:
But the source told DailyMail.com that Behar threw her hands in the air, yelled ‘My God!’ and ‘Get this b***h under control.’
‘If this s**t doesn’t stop I’m quitting this damn show. I can’t take this much more,’ Behar allegedly fumed.
Producers ran to the stage in an attempt to deescalate the situation, but Behar continued to rant, the source said.
‘I’ve tolerated a lot of s**t on this show but I’m at my wits’ end with this entitled b***h. Enough already! Enough already! I’m not playing nice any longer,’ Behar shouted, despite the studio audience being able to hear it all.
Producers were doing their best to put out fires in the short time they had, but the fears that Behar would leave the set were very real, as she’s done it before:
While hair and makeup people attempted to groom both of the hosts, producers tried to calm Behar down before returning from the commercial break.
‘Everyone was frantic. The last thing they wanted was for Joy to walk off the show. She’s done that before. Remember the Bill O’Reilly situation? She appeared just as disgusted as she did that day and they only had two minutes to contain this explosion on set and get everyone positioned to return for the next live segment. It was utter chaos on set,’ the source said.
As I said in the last article, McCain was right to shut Behar down. The moment for launching after Trump and speaking about political opinions what not at all upon them, but Behar’s sense of propriety and restraint is lacking when it comes to political matters. For her, any strike she can get in against the Trump administration is one worth taking.
This includes insulting the entirety of Christianity as a mental disorder just to get a hit in on vice-President Mike Pence. She also urged her viewers to believe that Justice Brett Kavanaugh was guilty of everything he was accused of despite no evidence, and posited that white men were not protecting women.
Behar’s intolerance for the political views of others causes her to act nastily, putting her into the position of “punching bag” for conservatives. How they feel about her was demonstrated well in a recent Fox News interview with Kid Rock, when the rocker preached togetherness and understanding, with the exception of giving any quarter for Joy Behar.
“Screw that Joy Behar b*tch,” said the rocker live on Fox and Friends to massive applause from the crowd.
If Behar did quit the show it would undoubtedly send her into the shadows of irrelevancy. While she may walk off, her chances of leaving it for good are slim.