ABC News’ “The View” co-host Joy Behar said on Tuesday that the media sometimes rushes to judgment simply because it doesn’t like President Trump.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg discussed the situation surrounding Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his classmates, who were vilified on social media for harassing a Native American man until additional footage proved the MAGA-hat wearing kids weren’t the aggressors.
"So many people admitted they made snap judgments before these other facts came in,” Goldberg said. “Is it that, we just instantly say ‘that’s what it is,’ based on what we see in that moment and then have to walk stuff back when it turns out we’re wrong. Why is that? Why do we keep making the same mistake?
Behar, who has made headlines on a regular basis with scolding anti-Trump opinions, confessed an open secret among much of the mainstream media.
"Because we’re desperate to get Trump out of office,” Behar said.
After the crowd laughed, Behar added “that’s why,” before co-host Abby Huntsman attempted to play devil’s advocate.
“Not everybody, though,” Huntsman said before Goldberg asked what Behar’s comment has to do with rushing to judgment.
“I think that that’s the reason. I think the press jumps the gun a lot because we… have so much circumstantial evidence against this guy that we’re basically hoping that, you know, Cohen’s got the goods,” Behar said. “It’s wishful thinking.”
Last month, Behar declared on Thursday that then-outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch “maybe” should be sent to prison for not speaking out against President Trump. She has also recently apologized after saying “God forbid” Trump lives another 20 years and has come under fire for mocking Vice President Pence’s Christian faith.