Turning Point Just Nuked 'The View' for Their 'Defamatory Statements'

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Anyone who watches “The View” expecting to get something even close to news or, for that matter, accuracy would be sorely mistaken.

They’ve shown over and over again they have problems with basic facts.

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Who can ever forget this winner of a comment from Whoopi Goldberg on how “Dr” Jill Biden would make a great surgeon general from two years ago? As we reported, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) just had a great dunk on it.

“The View” and their silliness were back in the news after they started spreading all kinds of nonsense about the Turning Point USA event in Tampa that had a Neo-Nazi group show up outside the event. We reported about the group and our own Deputy Managing Editor Brandon Morse, who was at the Turning Point event, mocked them.

Even though Turning Point formally denounced the Neo-Nazi group, “The View” harpies still spread false statements. Joy Behar claimed that the Nazis were outside the event and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis “did nothing,” but he wasn’t even at the event then — he’d been there the day before. Then Whoopi Goldberg said, even though Turning Point denounced the Nazi group, “But you let them in, and you knew what they were.” That was a lie — they were never allowed into the event and they didn’t even try to get in. The group was protesting the event outside on the sidewalk. Goldberg later claimed that what she was saying was “metaphorical” but still asserted that Turning Point was somehow embracing the Nazi group.

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Now, Turning Point has had enough. They issued a cease and desist order to ABC on Tuesday, demanding they “retract the defamatory statements” made on “The View” and issue an apology, or face legal action.

“The false statements of fact intentionally made during The View’s July 25th segment were unquestionably harmful to TPUSA’s reputation and brought the organization and its student affiliates into disrepute with the public, potential donors, and current and future business partners, posing a significant financial loss to the organization,” the letter said.

Fox News Digital has obtained the letter, addressed to ABC News New York bureau chief Joshua Hoyos and ABC assistant chief counsel Ian Rosenberg, which accuses “The View” of making “false, derogatory, and defamatory statements” about its recent Student Action Summit. [….]

“The View hosts intentionally and falsely associated TPUSA with neo-Nazi protestors outside the event placing TPUSA in denigrating and false light and negatively impacting its public perception. Such action will not be tolerated,” the letter said.

“Specifically, The View hosts insidiously and cavalierly stated that TPUSA ‘let [neo-Nazis] in’ to its SAS event, metaphorically ‘embrase[d] them’ and that neo-Nazis were ‘in the mix of people.’ The assertion that TPUSA is complicit or affiliated in any way with the neo-Nazi protesters outside the event is outlandish, false, defamatory, and disgraceful,” the letter continued. “Even after Ms. Haines reluctantly read the TPUSA statement that it condemns the group of neo-Nazis and that the group had nothing to do with TPUSA, its event, or its student attendees, Ms. Goldberg continues the false tirade against TPUSA, asserting that somehow the organization and its attendees were ‘complicit’ and/or associated with the outside protest.”

Peterson then added, “To be abundantly clear, TPUSA aggressively and completely condemns the ideologies of neo-Nazism and has zero connection to the protestors outside the event. Since these individuals were located on public property, TPUSA security attempted to, but was not permitted to remove them.”

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If they don’t comply, Turning Point’s letter said they would take advantage of “all available legal remedies” to seek “damages.”

So “The View” might want to start bending over because Turning Point isn’t going to cut them any slack. The harpies need to be held accountable for their irresponsibility.

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