Accuracy in Media

The ever insightful crew On ABC’s The View tackled the subject of hair and makeup expenses for GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, giving Joy Behar another opportunity to mock a Republican.

Barbara Walters defended Bachmann, saying that she didn’t see anything wrong with her wanting to look good, sparking this exchange:

Behar:  Wait a minute.  This woman spends a fortune on hair and makeup and yet she’s so anti-gay, there is something wrong with that.  Who does she think is going to do her hair?

Walters:  There are a great many hair stylists and makeup people who are not gay.

Behar: Maybe she should pray the gray away.

The discussion was supposed to be about the amount of money Bachmann spent on hair and makeup, but Behar instead tried to turn it into a discussion of Bachmann’s views on gays as if the two were somehow related. To try and make her point Behar reiterated the stereotype that all hair stylists and makeup artists are gay, which fellow liberal Barbara Walters pointed out was not the case.

Behar tried to use what little comedic talent she has as a cover to attack Bachmann, but she was off target and off base as usual.

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