Joy Behar and Meghan McCain Get a Lesson in Whitewashed Education From Sunny Hostin

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Sunny Hostin, the only good host of The View has, once again, dropped some knowledge on her misinformed colleagues. I hope they’re giving her hazard pay.

During a segment discussing the Museum of Natural History’s decision to remove a statue of Theodore Roosevelt that depicts the former president flanked by a black man and an Indigenous man, Joy Behar asked that George Washington please be excluded from the statue take-down, falsely claiming that the founding father had freed the people he enslaved.

Why Behar chose not to do a quick Google search before going on TV is beyond me, but of course, Hostin gracefully let her co-host know that Washington was actually a horrible enslaver until the day that he died, and that the revisionist history many of us–including apparently Behar–were taught in school can be whitewashed and misleading.

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Naturally, Meghan McCain added that such distinctions make her nervous: would the trend of removing “problematic” (read: racist) figures mean activists will eventually call for the removal of Robin Williams’ portrayal of Roosevelt from the movie Night at the Museum. I doubt that, but I can think of another “problematic” person I’d like to see disappear from my TV screen...

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