You know it’s a great political story when you can talk about Joy Behar, Kid Rock, and Sarah Palin all at the same time. If that’s not peak 2018, we’re not sure what is.
To set the stage, Kid Rock was on Fox & Friends last week for an interview with host Steve Doocy in which the two were talking about today’s culture of political correctness.
“God forbid you say something a little bit wrong,” the rapper/singer said. “You’re racist, homophobic, Islamophobic. People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct, and I would say, love everybody.
“Except I’d say screw that Joy Behar bitch, everybody but that,” Kid Rock added.
Fox News reacted in a somewhat namby-pamby way to the interview, apologizing the viewers and expressing their thoughts that Joy Behar is in fact, not a bitch. Which is probably the most deceitful, untrue thing that Fox News has ever said. In any event, sensing a public relations nightmare, Kid Rock also apologized…for the curse word, if not the sentiment.
“Behar has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, and when myself, Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent visited the White House last year, Behar called it ‘the saddest day in the history of the White House since the British burned it to the ground in 1814,’” Rock said. “Today I said ‘Screw that Joy Behar b—h.’ Mess with the bull, you get the horns. End of story. I apologized for cursing on live TV, I will not for my sentiment nor do I expect an apology from her or anyone else who has choice words for me or doesn’t like me. God Bless America.”
Man, it’s a shame this dude didn’t actually run for the Senate.
Behar took the insult in stride, to be fair, telling her “The View” audience that she wanted Kid Rock to come on the show.
“This bitch and these bitches will be happy to have you on the show and have a beer,” she said.
Her co-hosts were not so quick to let it go.
“Come on Monday, Kid Rock,” said Sunny Hostin. “You come for one of us, you came for all of us.”
Meghan McCain said, “I don’t agree with calling any woman a bitch for having a political opinion. This is very off-tone for where he’s been, so I’m very surprised by it. I wished that he would practice what he preaches, as we all should practice what we preach — coming together because we are all ultimately Americans.”
Apparently watching all of this transpire was former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who’d seen all she could take of the women of The View pretending they were somehow above Kid Rock’s vulgar level. She unleashed in a Facebook rant that took Behar and her crew to task for the many times they stopped much lower.
“Buckle up: Save the crocodile tears @joyvbehar – if you can dish it out you sure as heck better be ready to take it in,” Palin wrote. “You sat idly by, downright giddy, as guests on YOUR show called my daughter a hooker? You’ve said worse about me (and other women) but I’ve got other things to do than spend precious time googling it all. Joyless B – suck it up, cupcake.”
Oh boy. If this is a preview of what we can expect for the next four weeks, it’s going to be one hell of a Christmas season in PoliticsLand. Can’t wait.