The hosts of ABC’s “The View” are notorious for making wildly unsubstantiated claims about conservatives.
Joy Behar’s remarks on Monday’s episode, however, might just take the cake.
During a segment in which the co-hosts discussed the Juneteenth holiday that marked the end of slavery in Texas, Behar offered up a stunning claim after admitting her own ignorance about the subject at hand.
According to Fox News:
“Well, I didn’t know about it either. I mean, I confess I was unaware of it. Which shows you, how lacking our history is in this country,” she started to say.
The host went on to claim, without offering any proof, that this day was a good reminder that voting rights were being “systematically taken away” from African-Americans and other people groups in this country.
“You know, we should be aware on a day like this that voting rights are being systematically taken away from African-Americans and other people too in this country,” she claimed.
Her on-air tirade attracted some fierce backlash on Twitter.
Joy Behar is, once again, 100% WRONG.
However, it is not surprising the 79 year old liberal was unaware of Juneteenth or its importance until recent years. https://t.co/pkltpdd4iI
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) June 20, 2022
Because there is no “proof.” But that never stops this moron.
“The host went on to claim, without offering any proof, that this day was a good reminder that voting rights were being “systematically taken away” from African-Americans…”https://t.co/FOtX1EqvBC
— RD Carrington (@rdcarrington) June 20, 2022
Does Joy Behar @TheView really have a legitimate goal in life that positively contributes to anything?
Saying Blacks are losing their voting rights is absurd and Behar deserves the Stupid Statement Of The Day award.
— Billy Tubbs (@TubbsBill) June 20, 2022
Joy Behar is a perfect example of how far from reality the far-left is.
None of what Behar says is based in fact, just the alternate reality she's built from living in a liberal bubble. https://t.co/ZvoNpEaIri
— Dan K. Eberhart (@DanKEberhart) June 20, 2022
Of course, she wasn’t the only prominent leftist to get her facts wrong when discussing Juneteenth.
As the Daily Mail reported:
Bill Nye the ‘Science Guy’ mistakenly claimed Juneteenth was the day slavery ended in America – and internet users were quick to tell the famed TV educator to hit the history books.
Nye, known for his eponymous, educational 90s TV program, made the assertion in a tweet Sunday afternoon, in a post that saw the 66-year-old attempt to ring in the holiday with some historical insight.
The date, made into a federal holiday by President Biden last year, commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the US.
However, the anniversary is widely considered symbolic, with several states still permitting slavery at that point, and slaves not formally freed until December 1865, when the 13th Amendment fully abolished the practice.
In actuality, the date commemorates news of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued two years earlier by Abraham Lincoln, spreading to still Confederate-run Texas, by way of US Union General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865.
Here’s a clip of Behar’s remarks: