Monday’s sudden and unexpected exit by Jedediah Bila from the lineup of hosts on ABC’s The View has led to much conjecture. Bila was the lone conservative host on the show, and a common theory is that Bila was ousted due to her tough, honest, and non-fawning questions she posed to Hillary Clinton on the failed presidential candidate’s recent visit to the show.
In contrast to the softball questions and commentary offered by the progressives on the show, led by Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, Bila queried Mrs. Clinton on Clinton’s assertions as to why the Democratic candidate failed in her 2016 bid for the White House, as put forth in Clinton’s recently released book, What Happened.
“If I’m being honest with you, I felt there was some tone-deafness,” said Bila to Clinton. Bila also challenged Clinton’s claim of that those who voted for Trump were uneducated on the issues due to failures of the media or that their motives were based on anything other than substantive issues.
Bila continued in her tough, but polite, line of questions, “To be fair, it hasn’t just been Republicans who have taken issue with the writing of this book. Some Democrats have come out as well. Former campaign surrogates of yours, former fundraisers and said, ‘This book puts us in the past and we wanna move forward, we wanna figure out where to take this party, how to succeed in the future. And this places us in the past.'”
Watch video of Bila’s exchange with Hillary Clinton that may have led to her departure from The View:
In addition to the timing of the announcement that Bila would be leaving the show, despite being only part-way through her contract, a recent article in Page Six quoted a behind-the-scenes source: “There was a lot of staff who were upset about how that interview was handled,” referring to Bila’s line of questions.
It has long been the claim of Mrs. Clinton, Democrats, and liberals in general, that most of the support for Donald Trump was based on bigotry, mysogyny, and xenophobia. Even when Trump supporters and voters clearly articulate their motivations, folks like Clinton, Goldberg, and Behar refuse to listen. When a conservative host on The View questioned this narrative to one of the darlings of the left, and asked actual questions in need of answers as opposed to behaving like a Clinton cheerleader, that host paid for her temerity with her job.