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Mr. Malicious: The Nasty Guy Behind the Ladies of The View

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024
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In recent years, conservatives and many moderates have become increasingly appalled by the sheer amount of partisan defamation emanating from the co-hosts of The View, who mock, slander, and baselessly impugn the motivations of Republicans and other conservative-leaning Americans on a near-daily basis. From comparing Republican policies and rhetoric to those of Nazi Germany to stating that conservative women are like cockroaches voting for insecticide, to condemning Kansas City Chiefs football star Harrison Butker’s Catholic faith as “extremist” and “cultlike,” the ladies of The View have no shortage of anti-conservative vitriol—and the American people have taken note.

Behind the scenes, however, ABC executives are laughing hysterically because the real culprit in the network’s left-wing slander machine has yet to be identified by the conservative establishment. That man behind the curtain is none other than Brian Teta, the show’s executive producer.

Teta has served as The View’s executive producer since 2015 and has overseen some of the program’s most shocking anti-conservative moments, quietly lurking behind the scenes while the show’s six cohosts—Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, Alyssa Farah Griffin, and Ana Navarro—take all the credit for the program’s anti-conservative defamation campaign.

Prior to joining The View, Teta worked on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2004 until the show’s conclusion in 2015. (During that timeframe, Letterman was notably embroiled in a blackmail scandal in which he faced accusations that he had engaged in sexual affairs with female employees.)

In the years since, Teta’s career in mudslinging has only escalated. By every indication, Teta has obsequiously toed the line of left-wing extremism in the show business, elevating hosts, guests, and talking points that reinforce progressive narratives while besmirching conservatives and smearing their priorities as evil, backward, or misinformed.

Teta said the quiet part out loud in a rare interview earlier this year. In an April conversation with Deadline, Teta insisted he would not “put people on [the show] to [spread] misinformation” – a popular liberal buzzword for any narrative the left doesn’t like. Meanwhile, he remained hesitant to comment on a prospective Trump appearance, claiming that any guests on The View representing the Trump campaign will be considered on a “case by case” basis.

Yet when asked about a Biden appearance, Teta enthusiastically said that his “hope” and “expectation” is that Biden (and Kamala Harris) would “be here during the election”—a virtual admission that he hand-picks guests and micromanages other programming to fit ABC’s leftist political goals.

But like many other corporate newsroom executives, Teta has never been a journalist and has no reportorial experience. Why, then, have Teta and others like him been charged with essentially running the news industry?

The ascension of figures like Teta to the top of the food chain at some of the nation’s leading news organizations has marked the inflection point of an increasingly activist corporate media whose sole intention is to hurt Republicans and attack their voters.

This phenomenon was notably brought to light at a fall GOP primary debate when Vivek Ramaswamy stopped the political world cold when he launched a scathing attack on the national corporate media. Ramaswamy said out loud what rank-and-file conservative voters have long known to be the truth.

“Think about who’s moderating this debate,” he said on the debate stage in November. “This should be Tucker Carlson, Joe Rogan, and Elon Musk—we’d have 10 times the viewership, asking questions that GOP primary voters actually care about, and bring more people into our party.”

“We’ve got Kristen Welker here,” he continued. “Do you think the Democrats would actually hire Greg Gutfeld to host a Democratic debate? They wouldn’t do it. And so the fact of the matter is, Kristen, I’m going to use this time—because this is actually about you and the media, and the corrupt media establishment—[to] ask you [about] the Trump-Russia collusion hoax that you pushed on this network for years. Was that real? Or was that Hillary Clinton’s made-up disinformation? Answer the question. Go.” The camera then panned to Welker, who awkwardly smiled and refused to answer Ramaswamy’s question as the crowd erupted in applause.

In taking this approach, Ramaswamy let a massive political genie out of the bottle and exposed the corporate media as the real opposition party in American politics.

Given this emerging dynamic on the American right—and given that executives like Teta continue to wield disproportionate amounts of power over American media consumption—it’s worth asking why the Republican Party is not leveling attacks against Teta and his left-wing corporate media allies.

The roadmap for holding the corporate media accountable can be found in former RNC Chairman Reince Priebus’s decision to officially suspend NBC News as a debate partner during the 2015 primaries thanks to the network’s long-established “petty and mean-spirited” bias against conservatives.

In the years since, however, the Republican establishment has too eagerly partnered with left-wing networks for their debates and other programming—granting corporate media executives like Teta a continued chance to deride Republican candidates, disparage Republican voters, and prop up left-wing narratives.

Less than five months out from Election Day, the GOP has a much-needed chance to target the corporate media and hold them accountable for contorting every major news story into an attack on Republicans—if they opt to take it.

“Every single day, no matter what the hosts say or do, there’s dozens of headlines afterwards,” Teta said in his April Deadline interview. “And I think politicians are aware of that, and sometimes like to make some headlines of their own by talking about us.”

Thankfully for him, Teta has thus far succeeded at staying out of the headlines while using the cohosts of The View as his avatars for activism. It’s now up to the GOP to get smart—and to let voters know who’s really responsible for ABC’s defamation campaign.

Aaron Flanigan is the pen name of a writer in Washington, D.C.

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Texas Resister 64
Texas Resister 64
1 month ago

Ladies? Ladies! I have known many true ladies in my life, but none of these women (so-called) are in any way deserving of that moniker. Please be more careful, Mr/Ms Headline Writer

Sydney
Sydney
1 month ago

Heard Charlie Kirk say on his radio program that biggest group who will vote for Biden are seniors aka boomers. I find that appalling and utterly unacceptable. He theorized that too many of that demographic sit in front of television 24/7 and are propagandized. I agree- there is NO NEWS on MSM; it is pure Leftist propaganda. Further, we are not a ‘ democracy’ that Biden needs to “ save”. We are a Constitutional Republic based on rule of law which Biden/ Harris seek to destroy on a daily basis. Wake up! Do you want to hand over an America based on our Constitution to your grandchildren? You do not need to admire or adore Pres. Trump but you should vote for him because tnis is it, folks! This country will NOT survive another Democrat party administration- believe it!,,

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 month ago

I have never seen any ladies co hosts on the View

Wayne
Wayne
1 month ago

I presume that ABC is still owned by Disney, a far left corporation.Its founder, Walt, is turning in his grave at how Disney’s disgusting management has destroyed his decent, moral, family-oriented company.

Kim
Kim
1 month ago

Although many don’t watch the debates on television, tuning in to see sparks fly, as when Ramaswamy eviscerated that moderator, is worth it.

I’ll never understand why the GOP always agrees to the venues and moderators chosen by the DNC. We should demand balance. If they can’t have one or two conservative (or unbiased) moderators to ask real questions, Trump should interject with a few seconds of “zingers” as sidebars to his answers, whether or not they have anything to do with the question. Those comments need to be factual…not the hyperbole Trump sometimes employs. Otherwise, it’ll be softball questions for biden and, well, you know what they’ll ask Trump. Nothing of substance.

I never watch The [dim] View. Teta is reprehensible in what he puts on the air. Who are their sponsors? For what little effect it might have, boycotting those corporations and letting them know still would make me feel better. Money talks.

Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago

The Ladies Of The View ?
Ladies? Surely you jest. The females that participate don’t resemble ladies in any sense of the word.

Randall L. Beatty
Randall L. Beatty
1 month ago

I never watch the View I figure there is enough hate in this country to go around without watching them that is all they are about is hate when it comes to Dems they can do no wrong they think Biden and Harris are like the answer to everything the people in this country needs they back whatever Biden does even if it hurts the citizens of this country they do not care. There hatred for President Trump is there top agenda they will do anything in there power to make sure they show that on there show.

John Bass
John Bass
1 month ago

Time for the GOP to get smart…please. The average conservative knows this has been going on for years, yet the Republican party seems to be clueless. Look at past debates, they’ve all been lopsided when it comes to fairness of questions ask. Whomever the moderator happen to be for any given debate, and you can guarantee they are always media type libs, they always throws softball questions towards the Democratic candidate and then tries to throw zingers at the Republican. Why the Republican party allows this to continue year after year is mind boggling…they act as if they don’t have a clue at to what’s going on.

May God continue to bless America, and TRUMP 2024!

J. FARLEY
J. FARLEY
1 month ago

I fail to see what people like those on the “VEIW” and others find wrong, with Free Speach, a Christian God, and the Right of Self-Defense and having a Sovereign Nation, where we allow people from all over the World to come and be part of the greatest Nation ever devised by man. A Nation that has brought people from all over the World out of Poverty and Bondage, all at the expense of the members of members of our Military and the Dollars out of the pockets of the American taxpayer. America has never been a nation to invade another nation to control its land or its people.
The Idiots like the Half-Wit Moron’s like those on the “VEIW” and the alphabet networks and MSDNC, and CNN have one goal and that is to turn America into a Socialistic Society where all of us answer NOT to God but to big Government.
Why do the Alphabet Networks and MSDNC and CNN push for big Government, because each of them want to be the Official News Network of the American Communist Government.
I believe in God and Guns; I keep both close by.
God Bless America!

Barbara
Barbara
1 month ago

I have never watched “The View” but often see clips on conservative newsletters I receive so I know what goes on with that show. But a few questions that come to mind are why does anyone watch this trash let alone zealously applaud at some of the nasty and outrageous comments? I am a conservative but would never watch a show that continually demeaned Progressives/Democrats. I’ve got better things to do with my time. Another question is why are the Republicans on board with the very news media that undermines them at every turn and often makes them look like fools? I really don’t get that one. The only conclusion I can come to on that one is that the Republican camp has been seriously infiltrated with people who are really for the other side. Anyone can call themself a conservative Republican while really pushing the agenda of the opposition. Maybe we need to do a better job of vetting those who say they are conservative Republicans.

WJS
WJS
1 month ago

Thank God I don’t watch the View. Too bad they don’t have quests on that program that challenge their ideologies. Glad Vivek Ramaswamy had the balls to dumfound Kristen Welker in asking that question. I remember reading an article published here on one of AMAC’s articles if any Republican on that debate stage would ask that question. Vivek did and grateful for him that he did. As you may recalled Welker was stunned. I just saw an excerpt from the View in which they had Jonathan Roumie on the program and one of the hosts stated she was tired of seeing Jesus depicted as a white, blue eye man and when to a black catholic church to see a black, black eye Jesus. How dumb is that.

SAMSON
SAMSON
1 month ago

He needs to be put in the category of george soros , and they need to be dealt with immediately. they are threats to our country, our life and freedom.

Granny26
Granny26
1 month ago

I would boycott the products advertised on the View but have never been able to watch it long enough to find out who the sponsors are. I watched the show one time years ago when Tom Selleck was on and he ‘put them in their place’. Never watched it before or since and don’t intend to start now. Nasty hags!

Al Santa Maria
Al Santa Maria
1 month ago

Flanagan is spot on here and will be shared to many. Also, Ramaswamy is a conservative rock star with more stones than 99.9% of any other conservative voice. He is young, articulate and influential. Vivek must be a vital part of the Trump administration.

Liz
Liz
1 month ago

The most disgusting women I’ve ever seen or heard of with one exception! I do not watch the show but have seen excerpts from it. They spread disinformation and should be taken out of public view. Amazing to me that in this beautiful country in which we all live, so many anti Americans who feel and purposely spout lies and anti American views. They are always accusing others of how they themselves actually are!

Deb
Deb
1 month ago

With Laura Trump in Half control of the GOP, I’d hope she’d have have a debate in a conservative venue like Turning Point USA with anyone that could ask hard questions equal across the board.
But that’s my hope and wish.

Nick
Nick
1 month ago

And there are actually people out there today that think ABC is involved in news. They are nothing but extreme left-wing Marxist liberal indoctrination. Just like NBC CBS MSN MSNBC, they’re all the same. All cut from the same cloth. They want to see the total Destruction of this country. They would do well to visit history. After rising to power Adolf Hitler murdered the 2 million people he used to get there. The night of the Long Knives took out all of his Union supporters. That’s what’s waiting to kiss ups hoping to destroy this great country

Callmesam
Callmesam
1 month ago

First of all, calling them “the Ladies of The View” is quite the stretch.Second, it is very well past time that any GOP anybody grow a pair and stop trying to be the “gentlemen” in the conversation. Figure it out.
All the left ever does is lie, cheat, steal, project and lie some more. That is when they are not brushing up on their commie doctrine and trying to destroy our capitalist, constitutional republic. That’s right, it ain’t a democracy, dumbass!
FJB MAGA TRUMP 2024

uncleferd
uncleferd
1 month ago

The article competently shows that “The View”…. is not worth a moment of anyone’s time.
The women on the view lie “more than a troubled adolescent”, and they don’t appear to evolve.

San
San
1 month ago

Good thing ABC is canceling the “View” show. The work was trash.

Robert Hartshorn
Robert Hartshorn
1 month ago

Normal isn’t coming back. The only thing coming back is YESHUA. He is in control. The most significant battle in the world today is the Spiritual one and the most powerful weapon is PRAYER.

MMC
MMC
1 month ago

Proud to say I have never watched these horrible women. If I did I would be violently ill. And I do not believe that “boomers” will vote for the Cauliflower in Chief

GMA
GMA
1 month ago

Teta is a shrewd operative…for the Left..not worthy of his position.

Bob Melchionno
Bob Melchionno
1 month ago

Mainstream corporate media is a cancer, and we need to find the cure before it is too damned late!

Veteran
Veteran
1 month ago

The Alphabet Soup media like the All Barack Channel, the Communist Broadcast System, the Nothing but Barack Channel, the Multiple Swindle Nothing but Barack Channel (a.k.a. MS-LSD), and the Communist News Network, are an extension of the Left’s effort of media Gleichschaltung, Goebbels’ word for coordinated control of the media in his propaganda effort to brain wash the German public’s mind for the NAZI effort. NAZI meaning National SOCIALIST, the biggest lie the left ever came up with after WWII was that NAZIs and Italian fascists were a phenomenon on the right, anything pursuing big almighty government, with weaponization of the state against their party’s opponents, and against faith and morality, is never on the right. Our media run by the Left, just like Tik Tok by the CCP, is nothing but a psyops run propaganda effort to “nudge” that Overton Window, and public opinion further to the left into the Marxist corner until the public arrives in that corner engulfed by the communist web of lies, isolated, helpless, and ready to be consumed by the big fat ugly spider called global communism. For nearly 50 years we witnessed the communist Soviet Union sucking the lifeblood, and creativity and prosperity out of the people of Eastern Europe, the death toll, the uncounted personal dramas, and tragedies; it seems the world has ADD, and is suffering from a fatal bout of amnesia. Wake up and smell the deja vu, beware of socialists even if they bring useless token freebies, and hire glitzy and trendy entertainers to peddle their hoax and chains. Communists are fishing but underneath the glitzy, wiggly freebie worm is always a sharp, painful, and rigid hook with the promise of an even more violent death and tyranny, as well as slavery.

Colleen
Colleen
1 month ago

So basically they are All useful idiots to ABC and whoever calls the shots? This includes Brian Teta.

VikkiC
VikkiC
1 month ago

I guess these harridans need their jobs, elsewise they would not sit there and spew the dem dogma. Of course, they are probably in agreement with him, but that just tells me that they are as ugly on the inside as they are on the outside. The truth will out, and they will be on the receiving end of the blowback…

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

I believe the baby boomer theory is bulls~~t . I’m 66 years old and bleed red. My father was in WWll and I’m relieved he’s not here to witness this cluster ~~~~ of a mess. Biden and his boobs are destroying our country. The MSM is out of control, especially with their new cliche cheap fake videos. Give me a break !!! This president is not fit and everyone knows it. I pray that Americans are waking up to this mess.

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

Just another hand puppet of Sore-Ass? Or he’s at least a spooning partner.

debra
debra
1 month ago

Ok, Here & Again, 2facebook Jas Refused to Allow This Post to be Shared, Either By Me Or By Anyone. This Is Now at the Least the 5th if Not 6th They’ve Disallowed to Share with the People. Facebook IS CENSORING Only Posts, Facts That Would Be Detrimental To THEIR BS Agenda & Narrative. WAKE UP CONGRESS…Oh Wait, You Guys Don’t DO Anything Either…

Neil Gipson
Neil Gipson
1 month ago

Malicious? Malevolent is more like it! And, by the way there are no “Ladies” on the view, they’re all satanic witches!
FATHER GOD will have his justice against all the demonic corrupt Luciferian Nazi democrat propagandist very soon!

CLIFFORD F GERACI
CLIFFORD F GERACI
1 month ago

A vile and hateful show. That it has lasted this long on air is a testament to how far America has fallen morally.

Joanne
Joanne
1 month ago

I had a pedicure appointment and “The View” came on the store television. With my feet already soaking I demanded that the channel be changed or I would leave. The store owner obliged and several of the workers inquired why. I and another lady explained how biased and untrue The View is.
When we begin standing up for truth and decency our Country will begin to change back to the United States we all knew and loved

JeriB
JeriB
1 month ago

Those “ladies” (?) remind me of sixth grade girls spreading malicious, hateful rumors about others. I hope they DO leave the country when Trump is elected. Good riddance

Dr. Nancy
Dr. Nancy
1 month ago

So you established that Brian Teta is a bad player, then added filler about what we already know, the View and MSM are bad. Please tell us WHO Brian Teta is and WHAT is his background and network connections? Is he connected to the gay/trans leadership at Disney/ABC? Where dis he go to college and what groups was he in?

Myrna
Myrna
1 month ago

Republicans such as Paul Ryan frequently make statements which make me suspect they prefer to be perfectionists over their own party winning.

Stephen V.
Stephen V.
1 month ago

There’s a reason it’s called “The View” and not “The Views” – there’s only one permitted.

Tanya
Tanya
1 month ago

I quit watching The View years ago because of their terrible left-wing slander and lies!!!!!
I am smart enough to see right through all the bull crap. Unfortunately, so many people including some of my family and friends don’t see it. I keep working on them to wake up. I am also asking why the Republican Party is not leveling attacks against Teta and his left-wing corporate media allies. The Conservative Party needs to have a debate put on by them to balance the current one coming up!!!!

Kathleen03
Kathleen03
1 month ago

Kudos to AMAC for reporting on and exposing the culprits who work 24/7 to have their well paid hate-filled puppets spread their venom to their uninformed, ignorant and indoctrinated audiences.

Camaro Man
Camaro Man
1 month ago

The View is an American tragedy.

Sallo
Sallo
1 month ago

Why would conservatives watch a show like “The View”? (not having TV, speaking from what I’ve heard/seen about this show). And why would they continue to watch, if they are “increasingly appalled”????

Jill
Jill
1 month ago

The hosts of the view need to check their facts,Republicans are not the nazi quoting ass’s the Democratic party is. For one Hillary Clinton is one individual that kept inserting parts of Hitlers own rhetoric into her speeches and she wasn’t the only Democrat who did so.

D3F1ANT
D3F1ANT
1 month ago

Can we finally admit that when a Leftist says “misinformation” they’re referring to Truth?

Old Goat
Old Goat
1 month ago

Perhaps blaming the women on the View for their emotional abject irrational Insanity is not completely fair? Nice to know the scumbag behind the rabid rhetoric has now been outed!

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

The View? Judging by what is said on that show, “the view” must be from out of their azz!

granky
granky
1 month ago

If we all stopped watching the MSM it would change or die. Easy to do, I haven’t watched them for almost 10 years. Plenty of alternative news and entertainment streaming online, British Daily Mail and Sky News great sources.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase
1 month ago

Interesting disclosure about the man behind the curtain. No revelation that main stream media is anti-GOP. Also no revelation that GOP politicians are ineffective at countering that horror story. The average GOP voter has wondered at that for years. Many would choose some other conservative political party if such existed. RNC has mostly been synonymous with RHINO. Hopefully that has changed for this election!

Shaul Horwitz
Shaul Horwitz
29 days ago

I find it amusing that the purpose of this article is to out an individual, but then is signed with a pen name for someone whose identity remains hidden.

Rick
Rick
29 days ago

Pretty disgusting when media allows dirtbags like Teta to control the conversation. Much worse than I thought.

susan
susan
1 month ago

Isn’t that the way all those liberal news ( I use the word news with eyes rolling). The anchors are not smart enough to tie their own shoes. The view people ae so clueless that they have to have their news stories fed to them.. I would challenge anyone of them to a spontaneous debate about anything, but makeup or clothing or botox or plastic surgery.

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