Some women think it’s endearing when men cry, but perhaps not the female co-hosts of “The View,” many of whom decided to make fun of House Speaker-to-be John Boehner for crying during his recent “60 Minutes” interview.
“He could not keep himself from getting emotional,” Whoopi Goldberg said in between a series of false sobs. Goldberg ended the segment for commercial break by once again pretending to cry.
After giving credit to Leslie Stahl for holding the interview with Boehner, Barbara Walters said, “This guy, I’m sorry, he’s going to be Speaker of the House, and he’s not going to invite me to his Christmas party, but this guy has an emotional problem that every time he talks about anything that’s not raise taxes, he cries….If this were a woman, if you saw Nancy Pelosi…If you had seen Nancy Pelosi crying all these past years, what would you say? [You'd say] she has a problem.”
Joy Behar added, “It’s interesting to watch him cry…We call him ‘the Weeper of the House.’”
Behar didn’t hold the same view of politicians crying in 2008, when during an episode of “The View,” she criticized the media for constantly playing the footage of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton crying on camera while campaigning in New Hampshire.
“How many times do we have to see Hillary choking up? I mean, don’t we have anything else to watch? Every one of these men have had the moment of the clempness…Poor Hillary,” Behar said.
WATCH: ‘The View’ hosts speak disparagingly of media for excessively showing footage of Hillary Clinton tearing up (go to 5:15)