ABC’s The View is finally being held accountable for their hosts inaccuracy and bias assumptions. Turning Point USA has issued a cease and desist letter to ABC News over ‘defamatory statements’ on the show, specifically by hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg.
During Monday’s show, the panel of hosts were discussing Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit that took place last weekend in Tampa, Florida. Turning Point is one of the largest conservative student organizations in the country, but is not directly GOP affiliated. At the SAS it was reported that a group of neo-Nazi protestors were outside the venue. Host Joy Behar not only talked about the protestors, but claimed they were inside the conference participating.
“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. It’s the same thing, right out of that same playbook.”
Behar even criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for “doing nothing”, failing to mention he wasn’t even present the day the protestors appeared.
The View did read an on-air legal disclaimer later in the show stating that TPUSA condemned the neo-Nazis and that the protestors had nothing to do with the organization. However, after that was read co-host Whoopi Goldberg snarked that the organization still “let them in,” which is inaccurate. Goldberg later stated she was speaking ‘metaphorically.’
TPUSA in-house counsel Veronica Peterson has now written a cease and desist to ABC News after The View ladies defamatory statements. The letter states that even after the disclaimer was read, Turning Point USA was still being accused of being complicit with the neo-Nazi protestors. The organization issued it’s own statement condemning the ideologies of the protestors.
The letter states that if the Disney-owned company does not apologize and issue a retraction by Wednesday, July 27th, there will be legal ramifications.