Are you ready to be incensed by the media’s, and particularly Joy Behar’s, vicious double standard when it comes to faith?
In an interview with 60 Minutes Overtime correspondent Ann Silvio the famous talk-show host, and rumored 2020 contender, made clear that she has no intention to run for president against Donald Trump saying she had “not heard the call from God to run for office.”
“And wouldn’t I know? Because if God actually wanted me to run, wouldn’t God kinda tell me? And I haven’t heard that,” she says.
Now hold on. Vice President Mike Pence was just dragged over hot coals in the media after ex-White House staffer and known liar Omarosa Manigault slandered Pence by claiming he believes “Jesus tells him to say things.” Omarosa characterized Pence as “scary” and “extreme,” turning his Christian faith into a weapon to paint him as unstable in the media.
The unscrupulous and vile Joy Behar picked up on Omarosa’s gossip on The View, suggesting that Pence had a “mental illness” as her co-hosts mocked his faith. But they’re going to give Oprah a pass. No one in the mainstream media is going to question Oprah’s faith for a second, which is right. It’s disgusting to attack a person’s faith. But the problem is the media will make baseless rumors about Mike Pence headline news because Pence is a conservative and he must be ridiculed, whereas Oprah is favored and she holds “politically correct” beliefs so she must be exalted.
Pence certainly didn’t appreciate how he was treated.
“To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong,” he said. “It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”
It’s not that ABC or anyone else in the media expresses religious intolerance. It’s that conservatives like Pence are singled out and bullied unapologetically.
It’s just wrong.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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