Joy Behar is being hit with backlash after claiming that the Hollywood star Alec Baldwin was only charged with manslaughter last week in the fatal shooting that occurred on the set of his movie Rust back in 2021 because he is a high profile liberal that is a target for the right.
Joy Behar defends physco lunatic Alec Baldwin, gets DESTROYED… pic.twitter.com/yhDVfcpl2o
— Ben Kew ? (@ben_kew) January 20, 2023
Behar Defends Baldwin
“The DA who is indicting him — or whatever the legal term is right now — she’s a big Republican. I’m only saying this because Alec Baldwin is a target for Republicans,” Behar said on Friday, according to Fox News. “They cannot stand him, OK? I’m just saying.”
Mary Carmack-Altwies, the New Mexico district attorney that Behar is referring to, is actually a Democrat who assumed office in 2021, according to Daily Mail. She said last week that she decided to charge Baldwin for manslaughter regarding the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins because “he didn’t check [the loaded gun], he didn’t do what he was supposed to do to make sure he was safe or make sure anyone else was safe.”
Behar, 80, defended Baldwin by saying that as an actor, “all you’re thinking about is your part.”
“You’re not worried… I was not worried that… my brassiere’s going to fall off me or whatever. Somebody else has to worry about that,” she continued. “You’re interested in your lines, in your character.”
Alyssa Farah Griffin, the token conservative on Behar’s ABC talk show “The View,” fired back by saying that she “strongly agreed” with the charges.
“In the state of New Mexico, involuntary manslaughter means unintentionally killing someone by being negligent. So negligence alone is the standard that you have to meet,” she said. “Guns are used in movies every day and there are processes and steps taken.”
Joy Behar claims the New Mexico District Attorney who indicted Alec Baldwin on involuntary manslaughter charges is "a big Republican."
This is false. DA Mary Carmack-Altwies won the Democrat primary by 30% in one of the most liberal areas of the country.pic.twitter.com/HRsjcydRD9
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) January 20, 2023
Behar Hit With Backlash
Backlash against Behar has been swift, with the political commentator Jim Treacher tweeting, “1. The DA is a Democrat, not a ‘big Republican’ 2. Laws apply to Democrats, even famous ones 3. The other four producers didn’t pull the trigger 4. Joy Behar cares more about her friend’s reputation than the lives of Halyna Hutchins and her loved ones.”
“Joy Behar defends Alec Baldwin,” added Nicholas Fondacaro, head of the Media Research Center. “She whines that no other producer was charged. She claims he didn’t and shouldn’t have to check the gun for live rounds.”
Conservative pundit Brandon Morse got in on the action as well, tweeting, “Joy Behar gives a take on the Alec Baldwin case so delusional her co-hosts can’t follow it.”
Others also had choice words for Behar:
Joy Behar thinks that Alec Baldwin getting charged for killing a woman is because of his politics… not because he shot and killed a woman. ?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 21, 2023
Joy Behar thinks Alec Baldwin is being prosecuted by Republicans because he’s a Democrat.
He’s being prosecuted by the law because he murdered someone.
— Joey M. (@JoeyFromPhilly) January 23, 2023
Joy Behar says the DA who charged Alec Baldwin did so b/c she’s a Republican & Republicans hate Baldwin.
How does this unhinged idiot still have a job on TV?
— Diver DC (@_scubadrew) January 20, 2023
Joy Behar thinks thinks Alec Baldwin should be able to kill whoever he wants.
— Beau Robinson (@_beaurobinson) January 21, 2023
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) January 20, 2023
Baldwin Responds To Charges
Baldwin was holding the gun on the set of his movie Rust back in October of 2021 when it went off and killed Hutchins, who was working as a cinematographer on the film’s set. Baldwin has responded to the district attorney’s announcement about charging him by saying that he will fight back.
“This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice,” his lawyer told Deadline. “Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the movie set. He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”
I joined @IngrahamAngle to share my thoughts on the charges against Alec Baldwin.
While this was a tragedy, the responsibility, both morally and criminally, falls on Mr Baldwin, who was derelict in his duties as both an actor and a producer. pic.twitter.com/PChCI1Ukea
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) January 20, 2023
Behar and Baldwin are both darlings of the radical left, so it’s not surprising that she would have his back in this way. The next time Behar wants to defend her buddy Baldwin, however, she might want to get her facts straight.