Pence criticized Behar's comments a day later. But he thinks Jesus tells him to say things.
Multiple reports revealed that Iger was asked during the company's shareholder meeting on Thursday about the controversial tirade of Behar against the U.S. vice president during the daytime talk show where told her co-hosts that Pence's faith is a "mental illness" during the show's February 13 broadcast. Pence said Behar seemed honest in her apology, and he was willing to forgive her over the episode.
"I don't know that I want my vice president, um - speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him", co-host Sunny Hostin said.
The Disney CEO also told the shareholders that he was happy to learn that Behar finally apologized because he said that he "takes exception" to her statement.
"It's an insult not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who like me cherish their faith", he said. "She made a call to him and apologized, which I thought was absolutely appropriate".
"To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong", Pence told C-SPAN.
The right-wing Media Research Center launched an effort to hold "The View" accountable for promoting "anti-Christian bigotry", according to an open letter to ABC News from the group's president, Brent Bozell.
Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. ABC insiders said executives initially wanted to keep the call between Behar and Pence, but Iger mentioned it while defending his company.
He cited Behar's comments as an example, as well as those of ESPN reporter Jemele Hill, who called President Trump a white supremacist on Twitter last fall. "It would make my mother mentally ill, my mother, my aunts, my daughter, of course not". "But I did encourage her and I'm still encouraging her, to use the forum of that program or some other public forum, to apologize to tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended". First of all, Joy Behar apologized to Vice President Pence directly.