Behar lectures young co-host who doesn’t feel safe in NYC about high 80s crime, tells her to stop exaggerating

If you’re searching for an in-depth analysis of Democratic New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s debate with her Republican opponent, Rep. Lee Zeldin, chances are you aren’t going to turn on “The View.”

But if you want to see how low a bunch of chatty progressives will go to bolster their favored candidate’s chances ahead of the midterm elections, you’re in luck. For tasks such as this, the ladies of “The View” never fail to make you want to scream.

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As any sane person might guess, crime is on the minds of voters in the Big Apple, as Hochul’s “bail reform” policies release criminal after convicted criminal out on the streets to continue terrorizing the five boroughs.



According to the always divisive, not-very-smart Sunny Hostin, all those reports of people getting stabbed, robbed, and pushed onto the subway tracks are just Republican “fear-mongering,” because there’s no place safer than New York City.

“I think the plan is fear-mongering. I really do,” she stated. “New York has — New York is one of the safest cities in the country. It has a $5 billion budget.”

When co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said, “I don’t feel safe in New York,” Joy Behar chalked it up to her colleague’s age.

“You’re very young,” Behar replied. “You are. You’re 32 years old, was it?”

“You know, I have been around,” she continued, “and there were worse crime rates in the ’80s and the ’70s. I was afraid to leave my house at some point.”

On this, Behar is correct.

New York City was a notorious cesspool in the ’70s and ’80s, with rampant crime and prostitution making Times Square a pit of impropriety and illegal activities.

Movies depicting the city’s corruption during that dark era were made and won Academy Awards.

In fact, it took a Trump supporter, the much-maligned Rudy Guiliani, to be elected as mayor of New York City before the rats’ nest was cleaned up — a little detail that Behar forgot to mention.

She was too busy telling Farah Griffin not to worry her pretty little head over random acts of violence.

“We shouldn’t settle,” Farah Griffin argued.

“I’m not settling,” Behar shot back, “but don’t exaggerate the situation.”

But co-host Sara Haines stood by Farah Griffin, saying she was making “some good points.”

“My perception tends to rule the day on crime, and I’ve said over and over right now, for the first time in New York City, last couple of years, I have felt less safe than I have before that, but then you look at statistics, and for me statistics is what rules the day, that’s how I operate,” Haines stated. “Right now there is an issue with our statistics, which is why our 2021/2022 rates are off nationwide because the FBI changed how to register the crimes, how to book them, how to process them.”

“New York is probably not reporting all of their crime statistics because they want to keep that $5 billion budget,” Hostin chimed in. “Why not divert some of those funds then to mental health, to homelessness?”

But perhaps America would be better served if Hostin stayed quiet on crime.

Earlier in the show, she dismissed the attempted assassination of Lee Zeldin, who was nearly stabbed in July during a campaign speech near Rochester, with what amounted to a “he deserved it” argument.

“Well, he’s hated,” Hostin quipped. “That’s true.”

Hostin went on to call Zeldin “divisive” and blame him for the surge of murders in the Big Apple because “he voted against the ban on semiautomatic weapons.”

According to Whoopi Goldberg, New Yorkers should expect nothing less than out-of-control attacks on random people.

“That’s New York,” she said. “That’s New York City right now.”


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