The View cast often skirts legal norms by doubling back to do little ‘corrections’ during their show and finally they were called on it.
The View cast drew a direct line from Turning Point USA to neo-nazis that were reportedly outside the Tampa event in protest.
Turning Point turned the protesters away but as the event was held on public property the law wasn’t on their side.
Rather than report the truth—That nazis were protesting outside of the conservative event, The View cast tied the two together only to drop a tiny correction after the show returned from break.
Turning Point hit those hacks with cease and desist orders and issued a deadline to ABC to get a public apology.
And guess what? They got it.
“On Monday we talked about the fact that there were openly neo-Nazi demonstrators outside the Florida Student Action Summit of the Turning Point USA group.”
“We want to make clear that these demonstrators were gathered outside the event and that they were not invited or endorsed by Turning Point USA,” co-host Sara Haines said.
“A Turning Point USA spokesman said the group ‘100 percent condemns those ideologies’ and said Turning Point USA security tried to remove the neo-Nazis from the area but could not because they were on public property,” Haines continued.
“Also, Turning Point USA wanted us to clarify that this was a Turning Point USA Summit, and not a Republican Party event. So, we apologize for anything we said that may have been unclear on these points.”
“Whoopi (Goldberg) is the one who said it. She should be the one to offer the apology,” a Turning Point USA spokesperson told Fox News Digital following Haines’ remarks.
Turning Point USA issued the letter to ABC News executives, with a deadline of July 27 for a retraction and apology.
“The false statements of fact intentionally made during The View’s July 25th segment were unquestionably harmful to TPUSA’s reputation and brought the organization and its student affiliates into disrepute with the public, potential donors, and current and future business partners, posing a significant financial loss to the organization,” the letter addressed to ABC News New York bureau chief Joshua Hoyos and ABC assistant chief counsel Ian Rosenberg said.
You can tell the tides are turning by how shows like The View now conduct themselves. Before recently, the show rarely corrected itself when one host shared a lie or rumor
—Now they do it almost immediately. Misinformation isn’t enough to rile the masses anymore. People are sick of it and want honesty.
Unfortunately for ABC, The View is a bank of disinformation and extreme viewpoints which makes this show a growing liability.