Joy Behar Addresses ‘Premature’ Glee at Brian Ross’ Botched Michael Flynn Report


Hours before ABC News corrected Brian Ross‘ original report on Michael Flynn, The View‘s Joy Behar read it aloud on air and, well, was rather celebratory about it (as well as a lot of the audience).

Since then, not only has ABC News corrected the report, but Ross has been suspended and the network has been heavily criticized for the erroneous report.

So on Monday, Behar started out by saying, “So on Friday’s show, apparently I was guilty of premature evaluation.”

The co-hosts of The View discussed the botched report and how careful journalists need to be in this current political climate.

Guest co-host Ana Navarro said, “He clearly made a mistake, he’s paying the consequences for that mistake, and I think it’s a good standard. Now, it’s the same standard I’d like to hold the President of the United States to.”

Meghan McCain was particularly bothered by not just the celebratory reaction, but also said, “I don’t want to sit on a show where I feel like we’re giving fake news or reacting irresponsibly.”

You can watch Behar’s initial celebration followed by today’s opening segment, via ABC.

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