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The View Apologizes Live On Air After Falsely Calling Turning Point USA Nazis


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The View is arguably one of the worst pieces of propaganda on TV but in their latest episode, they were finally held accountable for sharing disinformation.

Co-host Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg previously stated that Neo-Nazis were in attendance at Turning Point USA’s student action summit.

After Behar and Goldberg made the false statement Turning Point USA filed a cease and desist letter to stop The View from making damaging remarks against the organization even more.

It appears The View producers were so afraid of being sued they even made co-host Sara Haines retract Behar and Goldberg’s statements on live air.

Take a look:

Mediaite had more on the hot story:

The View apologized for lumping in Turning Point USA with neo-Nazis who protested outside the pro-Trump youth group’s summit.

On Monday’s show, The View associated the neo-Nazis with the summit.

“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,” said co-host Joy Behar. “It’s the same thing, right out of that same playbook.”

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg erroneously said the neo-Nazis were allowed into the event – only to issue a correction later, though she said, “My point was metaphorical.”

In response to Monday’s episode, Turning Point USA sent a cease-and-desist letter to ABC News, which The View is under.

“The false statements of fact intentionally made during The View’s July 25th segment were unquestionably harmful to TPUSA’s reputation and brought the organization and its student affiliates into disrepute with the public, potential donors, and current and future business partners, posing a significant financial loss to the organization,” said the letter, according to Fox News.

Fox News covered the apology too:

ABC News’ “The View” on Wednesday apologized to Turning Point USA after the conservative group called on the daytime gabfest to “retract the defamatory statements” made earlier this week or face legal action.

Fox News Digital first reported a scathing letter sent from Turning Point USA that gave “The View” until Wednesday to retract comments made by the show’s liberal panelists tying neo-Nazi demonstrators at its Tampa, Florida, event last weekend to the conservative group. “#SueTheView” trended on social media overnight and the ABC News program addressed the comments early in the first episode after network executives received the letter.

“On Monday we talked about the fact that there were openly neo-Nazi demonstrators outside the Florida Student Action Summit of the Turning Point USA group. We want to make clear that these demonstrators were gathered outside the event and that they were not invited or endorsed by Turning Point USA,” co-host Sara Haines said.

“A Turning Point USA spokesman said the group ‘100 percent 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,” Haines continued. “Also, Turning Point USA wanted us to clarify that 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.”



 

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