Even ‘The View’ thinks latest Dem ‘hit job’ on Alito goes too far

Secret recordings of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts have even the leftists at “The View” squirming.

The hosts of the ABC daytime talk show expressed surprising discomfort with the hit job on the SCOTUS justices, and worried about the potential for the recordings to be “altered.”

Co-host Joy Behar still contended someone needed to “expose” the conservative justices, however, as the women discussed the recordings made earlier this month during the annual dinner of the Supreme Court Historical Society. Liberal filmmaker Lauren Windsor posed as a fan and questioned the justices while recording the exchanges she later shared on social media.

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“The Supreme Court at the moment is so biased and so pro-theocracy in what you saw that we just watched that somebody has to expose them because they are running around arrogant, and they have the whole GOP on their side, and we’re losing the Supreme Court’s objectivity and somebody needs to expose them,” Behar said.

“I am extremely disappointed at what I heard, but I also am not comfortable with snippets of tape recordings without consent being taken out of context,” co-host Sunny Hostin said, pointing to instances when comments by “The View” hosts have purportedly been taken out of context.

“I’m uncomfortable with this sort of hit job, but I will say this: In my lifetime as an attorney, I never knew the religion of the Supreme Court justices. I never knew the political affiliations of the Supreme Court justices,” said Hostin, a lawyer and former federal prosecutor.

“I don’t like how these tapes were obtained,” chimed in co-host Sara Haines.

“This woman presented as something she wasn’t, she lied, then she did this gotcha moment. I thought it was worse in the headlines than what I heard on the ground because I did listen to more of the tapes,” she said of Windsor, who claimed this was “likely the biggest undercover story yet of my career.”

“It sounds like he’s being polite to this woman because she seems a little nutty, she’s leading every question, and he’s sitting there. Eventually, he says, ‘the court has a limited role’ and Justice Roberts handled it like a pro,” Haines continued. “They are allowed to be highly religious people and not adjudicate in that same vein.”

At one point in the released recordings, Windsor reportedly said, “People in this country who believe in God have got to keep fighting for that — to return our country to a place of godliness.”

“I agree with you, I agree with you,” Alito responded.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg seemed to cheer on the filmmaker, arguing that she did what her co-hosts have been urging Democrats to do all along.

“So this woman got out there and did exactly what you all have been saying,” Goldberg said as her co-hosts noted, “not this way.”

The segment wrapped up with Hostin delivering a “legal note” for the show.

“Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito and his wife did not respond to requests for comment. The Supreme Court Historical Society condemned the recording,” she flatly stated.

Frieda Powers


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