ABC’s The View returned Monday with all four co-hosts in place just days after Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were forced to leave the show under the guise of positive COVID tests.
The incident happened minutes before Vice President Kamala Harris was scheduled to appear on set. However, the test would eventually be identified as false positives and on Monday’s show, executive producer Brian Teta addressed the issue during a brief Q&A with Joy Behar.
“I really want to acknowledge and apologize to Sunny and Ana because in the midst of all this chaos they were put in this position where they had this information put out on television, and then to make it even worse it turned out not to be true later on,” Teta said.
Hostin said the series of events “triggered” a range of emotions that she didn’t want to feel.
“For me, it was particularly triggering because not too long ago I delivered the eulogy at my in-law’s funeral. So, you could imagine how I felt thinking that I could possibly be COVID-positive, and my family could experience another loss, a loss that I don’t think my husband could handle,” she said.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Compares Tucker Carlson to David Duke
Hayes attempted to support his claims of Carlson’s “vicious stupidity” by playing parts of an interview between David Duke and Tom Brokaw that aired in 1989.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes compared Fox News star Tucker Carlson to the Ku Klux Klan’s David Duke for his stance on illegal immigration.
The All In host delivered a scathing analysis of Carlson’s views during a segment that aired Friday. Hayes attempted to support his claims of Carlson’s “vicious stupidity” by playing parts of an interview between David Duke and Tom Brokaw that aired in 1989.
“I think that our heritage in this country is being lost,” Duke told Brokaw. “I’m not against the rights of any minorities but I think this country is on its way to being a third world nation.”
In the very next clip, Carlson said, “we have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poor and dirtier and more divided.”
Carlson’s position on the crisis at the border has been that the Biden administration had political and economic motivations for its lax border policy, which has led to the influx of migrants through the U.S.-Mexico border by the tens of thousands.
“I got to say, in a lot of those moments, Tucker Carlson is a lot more overt with his bigotry than the former KKK guy,” said Hayes.
KTVU Anchor in San Francisco Suspended
Frank Somerville is the adoptive father of a black teenage girl.
He’s also an anchor for KTVU-TV in the Bay Area currently serving a suspension for an argument he had with upper management regarding their coverage of Gabby Petito’s disappearance.
Somerville, according to the NY Daily News, wanted to include a line “noting the lack of coverage of many cases of missing and murdered women of color.”
He demanded to be able to point out the disparity in coverage when a white women goes missing versus a disappearance of a woman-of-color.
According to SFist, there have been no comments on the suspension, however, experts believe that Somerville and the station are headed for a split.
Barrett News Media will keep a close eye on the developing story.
Chris Wallace Spars With Greg Abbott Over Abortion Ban Exemptions
Wallace stated to Abbott whether the bizarre promise to eliminate rapists played a factor in not having exemptions for these women.
Chris Wallace welcomed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on “Fox News Sunday,” where the anchor repeatedly pressed the politician regarding the lack of an omission for rape and incest in his state’s near-total abortion ban.
Wallace stated to Abbott whether the bizarre promise to eliminate rapists played a factor in not having exemptions for these women. The host replayed the governor’s remarks declaring he would “eliminate rape” before stating that in 2019 there were over 15,000 rapes reported in Texas.
“Is it reasonable to say to somebody who was the victim of rape and might not understand that they are pregnant, you know, until six weeks, ‘Well, don’t worry about it because we are going to eliminate rape as a problem in the state of Texas?'” Wallace asked Abbott.
“Well, there’s multiple things I have to say in answer to this, but the first thing obviously is that survivors of sexual assault, they deserve support, care, and compassion, and Texas is stepping up to make sure that we provide that by signing a law and creating in the governor’s office a sexual assault survivors task force,” Abbott responded.
“But separately from that, Chris, I got to point out about the ways that I have fought to go to arrest and apprehend and try to eliminate rape. I sought the death penalty.”
Once again, Wallace repeated the thousands of reported rapes under the governor’s tenure, stating that a GOP state lawmaker has introduced a measure to the abortion law that would give rape and incest exceptions.
“If that came to your desk, will you sign it or not?” Wallace asked Abbott. The Texas governor responded by saying that they passed to “protect the lives of every child with a heartbeat.”
As a result, Wallace fired back: “Including the child of a rape?!”
“First, I’ve got to tell you, Chris, you’re making a hypothetical that’s not going to happen because that bill is not going to reach my desk,” Abbott answered. “But second, again, the goal is to protect the life of every child with a heartbeat.”
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