The hits just keep on coming for Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), with the controversial congresswoman receiving critiques now from a somewhat unexpected source: “The View” co-host Joy Behar.
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Despite defending Tlaib over different matters in the past, Behar hit back at the leftist politician Tuesday over her handling of the deadly Gaza hospital bombing. Behar, a progressive fixture on “The View,” is only the latest to decry Tlaib’s misinformation blaming Israel for the attack.
As CBN Digital previously reported, hundreds were purportedly killed at the al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza last week — a tragic event that came as the Israeli war was heating up after Hamas slaughtered 1,400 Israelis in a surprise attack earlier this month.
The immediate reaction in media and among activists across the globe was to speculate about the cause of the deadly assault. Israel was initially blamed, with Tlaib and others openly criticizing the Jewish state for the hospital attack.
Tlaib then refused to walk back such critiques when evidence pointed in another direction. On Tuesday’s episode of “The View,” Behar lamented the fact Tlaib has been remiss in admitting the “attack on the hospital came from Hamas.”
“They have videos showing it,” Behar said. “But she goes out there and lies like Trump.”
Watch her comments:
Behar’s statement on the matter came after fellow co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin hit back at some of the college student bodies and politicians who have, in recent days, openly blamed Israel for Hamas’ horrific attack.
“[Jews] are one of the only groups whose right to exist is constantly questioned and they have to defend it,” Griffin said. “It’s right, left, center. I’ve called it out when it’s on the right, so I’m going to call it out when it’s on the left. Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, they have dabbled in dangerous antisemitism.”
Watch the clip here.
“The View” conversation unfolded just one day after The New York Times took the “rare” step of releasing a “stand-alone editor’s note” Monday addressing its reporting on the deadly attack on a Gaza hospital.
The newspaper stated in its editor’s note that coverage of the deadly event Oct. 17 was led by “claims by Hamas government officials that an Israeli airstrike was the cause and that hundreds of people were dead or injured.” But, within hours, Israel said Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian group, was liable, with U.S. and other intel finding evidence to back Israel’s claim.
As a result of the initial coverage and debates that followed, some critics asserted media outlets relied too much on Hamas’ original account and didn’t hold back or properly frame the potential the blast could have come from within Palestinian territory. The Times addressed this in its lengthy editor’s note.
“The early versions of the coverage — and the prominence it received in a headline, news alert and social media channels — relied too heavily on claims by Hamas, and did not make clear that those claims could not immediately be verified,” it read. “The report left readers with an incorrect impression about what was known and how credible the account was.”
Read more about the Times’ reaction here.
As CBN Digital reported, “The Middle” actress Patricia Heaton was among those who also lambasted Tlaib. The congresswoman’s tweet accusing Israel of bombing the hospital — the catalyst for Heaton’s critique — is still live at the time of this article’s publication.
“Israel just bombed the Baptist Hospital, killing 500 Palestinians (doctors, children, patients) just like that,” Tlaib wrote on X. “@POTUS, this is what happens when you refuse to facilitate a ceasefire [and] help de-escalate.”
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