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You're Doing It Wrong, 'The View'

A Commentary By Michelle Malkin

It looks like those elitist harridans on ABC's "The View" learned nothing from the national backlash over their mockery of nurse Kelley Johnson less than eight weeks ago.

Guess they've already forgotten how major advertisers Johnson & Johnson, Party City, McCormick spices, Snuggle, and Eggland's Best all pulled spots from the show after co-host and lead Mean Girl Michelle Collins led a cacklefest ridiculing Johnson, Miss Colorado 2015, for a heartfelt monologue about her work during the Miss America pageant.

In a craven attempt at damage control, the daytime divas inflicted yet more damage by blaming nurses and their supporters who protested the plain insults for "misconstruing" their snotty remarks. Co-host Joy Behar blithely confessed she "didn't know what the hell I was talking about" when she poked fun of Johnson for wearing her stethoscope.

Liberal female TV stardom has its privileges.

Rather than be humbled and chastened, however, the know-nothing loudmouths have dug themselves another big, fat hole.

Last week on the iconic show created by a pioneering female journalist with an all female-cast to provide revolutionary TV programming for a female audience that had been marginalized by the male-dominated entertainment world, the shrews of The View chose to wield their influential platform to...

...publicly make fun of the only female GOP presidential candidate's face.


Aren't there enough misogynistic men in the world to do that dirty job, ladies?

Must every nasty thought in your narrow-minded noggins be broadcast over the airwaves?

Apparently so. Nurse-bashing Michelle Collins took out her ugly stick again to trash 61-year-old Carly Fiorina's visage. "She looked demented! Her mouth did not downturn one time," the smug Collins exclaimed as her own petty, potty mouth twisted into an unmistakable snarl.

Self-admitted moron Behar, who has frequently bragged about her own Botox shots, chimed in: "I wish it was a Halloween mask. I'd love that."

What would Barbara Walters have said?

Undaunted, the beastly Collins continued to pile on as the collective tittering swelled: "Smiling Fiorina? Can you imagine? It'd give me nightmares."

When co-host Paula Faris meekly suggested that "demented is a strong word," head bully Whoopi Goldberg insisted that "as a comic we have to stand up for the words we use."

Because, you see, it's a matter of progressive noble principle that catty left-wing comics stick by their woman-on-woman vitriol.

Heckuva job, feminism!

Take note: Fiorina is not my favorite GOP candidate by a mile. Though I've praised her strong critiques of the media's whitewashing of Planned Parenthood baby-parts peddling, I was (and remain) critical of her gender-card-peddling California Senate campaign in 2010, her bizarre corporate courtship of race-hustler Jesse Jackson while she served as Hewlett-Packard CEO, her support for the Wall Street bailout and federal Obama stimulus, and her advocacy of the California DREAM act providing in-state tuition discounts to illegal immigrant students.

But because "The View" hosts neither know nor care anything more than a centimeter deep about the actual policy issues they discuss during their train-wreck "water cooler" debate segments, they must resort to grade-school taunts instead of even the semblance of a substantive discussion.

And when they're called out for their unsightly displays of public ignorance or shallowness, all they have left to defend themselves is "Don't you know who we are? You owe us!" arrogance.

Goldberg announced on Monday that Fiorina will be on the show this Friday after challenging "The View" gang to hurl their invective at her directly to her face. Instead of remorse, Goldberg bragged that she and her co-hosts deserved credit for Fiorina's campaign success because they "raised her profile" when she appeared on the show in June.

With a "nyah, nyah, nyah" tone that belongs on Nickelodeon, Goldberg wagged her finger at the camera: "I do want to point out, Carly, that the last time you were here (...) we welcomed you to our table. We helped raise your profile so you would be included in the sea of men. (...) We were respectful and gave you your due."

In full blame-the-victim mode, Goldberg smirked and sassed: "She wants attention and now she'll get some."

As if Fiorina engineered the bile about her face that spewed from Collins' and Behar's demented pieholes in the first place!

In the TV business, stars are ranked by a "Q factor." It's a measure of their likeability and "relatability" to the viewing public. Part of this coveted rating stems from a public figure's projection of authenticity. As "The View" grew in popularity, the hosts' heads (and salaries) swelled. Their hearts hardened. Their smugness and self-importance metastasized. They've lost touch with reality and humanity outside their TV bubble.

The naked truth: In a desperate bid to boost their un-Botox-able ratings by tearing other women down, the shrews of "The View" have lost their Qs.

And their souls.

Michelle Malkin is author of the new book "Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs." Her email address is malkinblog@gmail.com.


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