THE FAT LADY HAS SUNG: Joy Behar Apologizes on LIVE TV For Phony Trump Report

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Earlier today, we heard Behar and Meghan McCain go at it. Now, we get to hear Behar apologize for discussing a piece of disinformation from ABC News. Isn’t it funny how when she’s wrong, everything is a funny joke. But when anyone else is wrong, they get crucified?

“On Friday’s show, apparently, I was guilty of premature evaluation,” said Behar. “Here’s what happened: ABC News reporter Brian Ross released a story claiming that when Trump was a candidate he told Michael Flynn to contact the Russians. Ross later corrected himself saying it was actually when Trump was President-elect.”

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“Brian has been suspended for a month,” she added.

Her ‘View’ co-host read the official statement by NBC News, saying Ross had made a mistake and would be suspended for four weeks without pay.

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“That’s ABC’s statement. Brian Ross has released a statement, saying ‘My job is to hold people accountable, and that’s why I agree with being held accountable myself,’” added Behar.

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“I would say that this is not fake news, it’s a mistake. He didn’t deliberately put out a false piece of information, he made an error,” she deflected.

Watch Behar’s half-hearted apology.