The View fans are meeting this conservative guest co-host with a resounding “no.”
Former Trump White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah is back on the show. As far as the viewers are concerned, she’s proving the fans’ annoyance at the seeming double standard regarding what conservatives can say without getting punished versus what Whoopi Goldberg.
Goldberg apologized and showed remorse for offending people with her statements about the Holocaust, but she was still put on a two-week suspension, even after addressing the statements on the air with the Anti-Defamation League.
Fans are clapping back
According to Decider, fans took to social media to rail against Farah’s return to the show. One viewer wrote, “I was very much enjoying Olympics coverage then I turned on #theview[.] [S]top shoving that Alyssa woman down our throat. Now back to the Olympics.”
I was very much enjoying Olympics coverage then I turned on #theview stop shoving that Alyssa woman down our throat. Now back to the Olympics.
— ᒪᗩᗪY O’GᗩGᗩ (@holleyr) February 7, 2022
Another person wrote, "I think conservative voices should be represented on The View, but is it too much to ask that you find someone with principles? Maybe someone who wasn't willing to repeat lies to futher her ambitions?"
I think conservative voices should be represented on The View, but is it too much to ask that you find someone with principles? Maybe someone who wasn’t willing to repeat lies to further her ambitions?
— Rachel Vindman (@natsechobbyist) February 8, 2022
"Other than Ana Navarro, do they bring these 'right wing' guest hosts on for entertainment? This Alyssa Farrah [sic] is adding ZERO value, and trying to blame Biden without explicitly blaming Biden for covid deaths," wrote another, insinuating Farah's past as Trump's mouthpiece, telling the nation damaging lies about the coronavirus.
Farah also said on The View her idea of masks being detrimental to children's development, to which one viewer wrote, "Alyssa on #TheView told a flat-out lie. There are no studies showing masks are detrimental to kids."
Alyssa on #TheView told a flat-out lie. There are no studies showing masks are detrimental to kids.
— Melanated and Vaccinated (@TaritaC) February 8, 2022
The View still doesn’t have a permanent conservative voice, but it would make the most sense for the show to give Navarro, the most reasonable conservative voice on the show and is a frequent guest host, that seat. Or, former GOP Communications Director Tara Setmayer, who was also liked by the audience, could be invited back. At any rate, it doesn’t make sense to give people who are willingly causing harm to others through their rhetoric a seat at the table.