Don Trump Jr.’s appearance on “The View” today will not be soon forgotten. For those who don’t know, “The View” is a television show where five angry, far-left harpies gang up on their guests and scream at them for long periods of time. It’s very difficult to understand most of it because of how much they talk over one another, but sometimes magic happens. Don Jr. was invited on to talk about his book, Triggered, presumably, but they spent no time talking about that and instead started accusing him of committing a felony for repeating the name of the “whistleblower,” whose name was already known and published in the media. Watch them go crazy:
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 7, 2019
Sunny Hostin tried to claim that it’s a federal crime to name a whistleblower and she knows this because she has a law degree. We don’t know what law school she went to, but here’s the statute showing that it is not a crime for the media or private citizens, like Don Jr., to do so.
The hosts of The View are lying about the whistleblower statute.
Here's the statute that proves it's only a crime for the IG to release the name of the whistleblower. Totally legitimate & legal for members of the media & private citizens to name him.https://t.co/M2DefCURRF
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 7, 2019
The statute reads:
[T]he Inspector General shall not disclose the identity of the employee without the consent of the employee, unless the Inspector General determines that such disclosure is unavoidable during the course of the investigation or the disclosure is made to an official of the Department of Justice responsible for determining whether a prosecution should be undertaken, and this provision shall qualify as a withholding statute pursuant to subsection (b)(3) of section 552 of title 5 (commonly known as the “Freedom of Information Act”);
The statute does not have any guidelines for media or private citizens. No member of the media or the citizenry commits a crime by stating this pajama boy’s name, which for the record is Eric Ciaramella.
But then Don Jr. went nuclear after putting up with attacks on his and his father’s characters for long enough. He said, “We’ve all done things that we regret, if we are talking about bringing the discourse down. Joy, you’ve worn blackface. And Whoopi you said that Roman Polanski, ‘it wasn’t rape-rape’ when he raped a little girl!” He barely got that sentence out because Whoopi tried to shut him up.
“Joy. You have worn Blackface.”
“Whoopi, you said that Roman Polanski.. It wasn’t rape, rape, when he raped a child.”pic.twitter.com/rvHBXE9bER
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 7, 2019
Behar vehemently denied that she had worn blackface. A quick Google search proves that was a lie. Here’s Behar showing the world how racist she is in a “beautiful African woman costume.” She even admitted to darkening her skin.
Joy Behar admitted during a taping of The View in 2016 to dressing as a “beautiful African women” at a Halloween party when she was 29 which involved makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin”
The show even ran an image of the old photo pic.twitter.com/qKQqzDPxyn
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 6, 2019
Isn’t the left always telling us that race is not a costume? That seems to broaden the definition of “blackface” to include those dressing as black people if they are not black. Whoopi defended Joy to Don Jr., claiming it wasn’t blackface. “Being black, I recognize blackface,” she said. Well, she should. Her ex-lover, Ted Danson, put on quite the minstrel show several years ago while she sat right next to him.
— Matt Margolis 🇺🇸 (@mattmargolis) November 7, 2019
Don Jr. was also correct about Whoopi’s statements about Roman Polanski, which the Guardian covered at the time.
As a guest on The View chatshow on US television, she said: “I know it wasn’t rape-rape. It was something else but I don’t believe it was rape-rape. He went to jail and and when they let him out he was like, ‘You know what, this guy’s going to give me a hundred years in jail. I’m not staying.’ So that’s why he left.”
Later in the programme she added: “We’re a different kind of society, we see things differently … would I want my 14-year-old having sex with somebody? Not necessarily, no.”
The truth is, that there is one standard for the left in America and a different standard for everyone else. If you ever voted for a Republican, you aren’t allowed to wear Halloween costumes or tell jokes. But if you have the right politics (left of Lenin) you can be as offensive as you want and get reelected prime minister of Canada and none of them will say a word.
Megan Fox is the author of “Believe Evidence; The Death of Due Process from Salome to #MeToo.” Follow on Twitter @MeganFoxWriter