New Line of Attack on Palin from Behar on CNN: 'She's Very Mean to Animals'

Joy Behar, one of the hosts of ABC's daytime show "The View," took to CNN's "Larry King Live" Tuesday night and delivered a new line of attack on Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska: Palin's “very mean” in how she treats wildlife because she hunts them and is opposed to putting polar bears on the endangered list.

(Didn't John Kerry go hunting during the 2004 campaign?) Behar, apparently quite serious since she insisted her concern was “an important point,” began the live interview:

“You know, the one thing that I don't think anybody's said yet is that she's very mean to animals, this woman. Why does she have it in for these poor polar bear and the caribou and she aerial kills wolves? That's a very mean thing to do. I think that that's an important point we should all be looking at.”

Behar, the only guest in King's first segment titled “Joy's 'View' of Palin,” proceeded to cite how Palin “sued the Bush administration because they said that polar bears should be on the endangered species list,” charging that's “just because they would interfere with all this drilling that they want to do. I don't think that's very nice, do you?”

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That part of her opening comment in full:

She sued the Bush administration because they said that polar bears should be on the endangered species list -- the one thing that I agree with the Bush administration about. And I mean it's just because they would interfere with all this drilling that they want to do. I don't think that's very nice, do you?
King, wisely, didn't answer.

The 9PM EDT Larry King Live will re-run at midnight and 3 AM EDT overnight, that's 9 PM and midnight PDT, 8 PM and 11 PM in Alaska.

Check our “Joy Behar” tag for past instances of Behar's hostility on The View to conservatives, most often documented by the MRC's Justin McCarthy.
Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center