Joy Behar is, among other things, co-host of the heavily leftward-liberal show, “The View”.

In that capacity, I thought you might be interested in her take on will ferrell’s Reagan-has-Alzheimers “comedy” (which he has thought better of, but only after a massively negative reaction to it – not because he thought it was a bad idea).

Here is part of what Ms. Behar had to say:

“Will Ferrell, the very funny Will Ferrell, his latest reported role as President Ronald Reagan has a lot of people very mad at him, because it’s a satire about Reagan starting to show the effects of Alzheimer’s during his second term in office. Now, the Reagan kids, Maureen and Michael, I don’t know about Ron, Jr., Patti for sure, they are slamming him saying this is not a laughing matter. Now, we haven’t read the script. So, we don’t know. But it is a satire.”

Uh, Joy….

First of all, if Maureen Reagan slammed Ferrell, she did it through the ectoplasm.  Ms. Reagan died of cancer in 2001.

The next time you talk to will ferrell, maybe you can suggest he do a comedy about that too.

Then we have the fact that Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimers in mid-1994 – over five years after leaving office, thus over 9 years from the start of his second term.  You are as accurate about that as you are about his daughter Maureen.

And, finally, just what kind of a satire do you think comes from making a joke of Alzheimers?  If that were someone you actually cared about, would you be able to write the script?  Why not be honest enough to admit your hatred superseded your taste….if, in your mind, there’s a difference between the two.

Oh, one other thing:  at the end of the segment, Behar was asked by another member of the group whether she thought anything should be off limits.  Here is her answer:

“I think it’s up to me to decide that. I make a decision. I don’t offend the little guy. I go after powerful people.” 

Do you really think that a man debilitated by Alzheimers, whatever he used to be, is “powerful”?  Maybe you should check the nearest facility for people in that condition and see how much “power” they exercise.

My final thought:  as reprehensible as I find your comments, be assured I don’t wish that you ever become similarly “powerful”.  No, just stay the small, joyless, disgusting person you are.

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  • Do you really think that a man debilitated by Alzheimers, whatever he used to be, is “powerful”?

    Patty Davis gave the answer to this question in an interview.

    Earlier in the week, Davis penned an open letter to Ferrell slamming him for taking on the role. “Perhaps if you knew more, you would not find the subject humorous. Alzheimer’s … steals what is most precious to a human being — memories, connections, the familiar landmarks of a lifetime … I watched as fear invaded my father’s eyes — this man who was never afraid of anything. I heard his voice tremble as he stood in the living room and said, ‘I don’t know where I am,’” it read.

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