Whoopie Doubles Down on Double Standard with Pence and Fonda – Watch

So “The View” host, Whoopi Goldberg, doesn’t like former Vice President Mike Pence’s joke about Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, but she doesn’t mind Jane Fonda’s joke about murdering pro-lifers. That sounds pretty normal for the hosts on “The View.”

Pence made a wisecrack at the annual Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, D.C. saying of Buttigieg, “He took two months ‘maternity’ leave whereupon thousands of travelers were stranded in airports, the air traffic system shut down, and airplanes nearly collided on our runways. Pete is the only person in human history to have a child and everyone else gets postpartum depression.”

His remarks caused the White House to demand an immediate apology, but the Pence team replied, “Spare America the faux outrage.” 

Goldberg climbed on her staged soapbox of a morning show and declared her outrage. She repeated the joke and when the audience laughed a bit she lectured them saying it was not funny. Then she called the joke a “homophobic slur.”

But less than a week ago, there was no outrage over Jane Fonda’s quip about pro-life Republicans needing to be killed. 

“We have experienced many decades now of having agency over our body, of being able to determine when and how many children to have,” Fonda said in response to the recent reversal of the landmark abortion case Roe v Wade. “We know what that feels like, we know what that’s done for our lives. We’re not going back; I don’t care what the laws are. We’re not going back.”

Joy Behar pushed Fonda at this point in the show and asked her what she intended to do if marching and protesting were not effective in bringing about change.

“I’ve thought of murder,” Fonda replied, glaring at Behar when she informed the audience it was a joke.

Joy Behar immediately jumped in to claim “she’s just kidding,” warning “they’ll pick up on that and run with it.” 

No kidding…