The exceptionally biased co-hosts of ABC’s “The View” reportedly sent a request to the press office of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for him to appear on the program in the near future.
A member of DeSantis’ team ultimately rejected that invitation as unserious and unworthy of the governor’s time and attention by quoting back likely defamatory and slanderous statements from some of the liberal co-hosts in an emailed response, PJ Media reported.
“The View” requests an appearance by Gov. DeSantis
On Monday, Gov. DeSantis’ deputy press secretary Bryan Griffin took to Twitter and wrote, “[email protected] emailed our office on Friday asking for us to arrange an appearance from Governor DeSantis on the show. ‘We would be honored,’ they wrote. Thoughts?”
Early Tuesday morning, Griffin posted the email he sent to “The View” in response to the request for the governor’s appearance, in which he first thanked the program for the invite prior to asking a few pertinent questions about how that appearance might play out.
— Bryan Griffin (@BryanDGriffin) August 2, 2022
“But are the hosts of The View really interested in hearing from Governor DeSantis about all of the important work he is doing on behalf of Floridians to protect their health and livelihoods, to stand up for parents and children, and to defend freedom?” Griffin asked. “Which of the below statements from the hosts of The View do you recommend our team consider when deciding if the interview will be a genuine pursuit of the truth? Or worth the time?”
“We will pass on this offer”
“You’re just short of calling [Governor DeSantis] a negligent, homicidal sociopath, because that’s what he is.” Joy Behar said in August 2021. “What is he doing? He’s risking the lives of children, children’s parents, their grandparents, anyone they may come into contact with, so he can appeal to his white supremacist base, so he can continue in his career and get reelected.”
“Death-Santis … I think he’s a fascist and a bigot,” Sunny Hostin said in June 2022. Just a few months earlier, in February 2022, Hostin also said of the governor’s policies, “it started with CRT. Let’s remember that — and those are anti-history laws, anti-Black history laws, really,” and then added, “If you start coming after Black people, what comes next, right? Of course the LGBTQ+ community, and then women, and then other marginalized groups.”
Also included was a quote from Ana Navarro, who in April 2022 said of DeSantis and his policies, “it’s anti-Black, it’s anti-gay, it’s anti-LGBTQ+ community. And for some reason, the Republican base responds to it,” and added, “It’s anti-American. It’s what happens in Venezuela. It’s what happens in Nicaragua.”
To conclude that response email, Griffin wrote, “We will pass on this offer,” and said, “Also please note — we don’t coordinate appearances or events of a political nature from the official office. Our role is to serve the people of Florida.”
No thanks to “smear pieces and biased reporting”
Christina Pushaw, the chief press secretary for Gov. DeSantis, told The Post Millennial of the response to the invite, “Every legacy media outlet wants to interview Governor DeSantis, because his popularity draws ratings and clicks.”
“But the governor has been very clear about his opinion of the liberal corporate media,” she added. “He will not assist failing legacy media outlets in growing an audience for their smear pieces and biased reporting that is laden with contempt for everyday Americans.”