Updating a story CBN News continues to follow, the press secretary of Vice President Mike Pence has confirmed that Joy Behar of ABC News' "The View" personally apologized to Pence for comments she made against his Christian faith. "I sincerely apologize for what I said". "It's one thing to talk to Jesus", Behar said. "I don't think it was right, and I was glad to hear that she apologised", Iger said in a statement to shareholders, reported CBN News.
Behar's original comments came on a February 13 show during a discussion that touched upon Pence's Christianity. "I was raised to respect everyone's religious faith", Behar said. "I'm Christian. I love Jesus".
On C-SPAN the next day, Pence attacked ABC, saying that the network should not have broadcast a "forum that compared Christianity to mental illness".
"The View" played the clip of Pence's remarks Tuesday and then Behar agreed with him and apologized.
Pence told Hannity Monday that he had accepted Behar's personal apology, but wanted her to take it a step further and go public for the sake of the "tens of millions Americans" who also took offense. "She called me. She was very honest, and she apologized".
Iger told Danhof that Behar had already apologized to Pence, which he believed was "absolutely appropriate".
A national campaign led by Media Research Center President Brent Bozell applied pressure on ABC in a call for a public apology, with Bozell saying a private apology is "not almost enough".
MRC President Brent Bozell issued a statement declaring that Behar's private apology was "not almost enough" and promised to continue his campaign against "anti-Christian bigotry" at the network.
"Yes, she did speak to Vice President Pence, they had a great, very nice conversation", Stankey said.
After learning of the apology to the Vice President, Media Research Center's President, Brent Bozell issued a statement that it was "not almost enough" and promised the campaign against The View's advertisers would continue.
"When they do that, this whole matter will be put to rest".
The host's remarks were called "slander" and "anti-Christian bigotry". I happen to take exception to what she said.
Show moderator Whoopi Goldberg quickly moved on. "We're better than that", Pence later said in response.