It’s the anti-Michele Bachmann meme of the day: She’s so incompetent, she doesn’t even know how to look into a camera lens.
Although that myth has since been debunked by CNN, the lone network that broadcast the so-called “Tea party” response live, Bachmann had the unlikeliest of supporters: “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who rose to Bachmann’s defense on Wednesday’s show.
“I thought someone should have split the cameras for her so she could have looked forward so it looked like she was looking,” Goldberg said. “But I think one camera was here and one was over here and it made her look like she didn’t know what she was doing. I thought that was a disservice that they paid to her because whether we like her politics or not, still she should be given the respect to know that she’s talking to someone.”
That didn’t stop Goldberg’s colleague Joy Behar from getting a shot in at the Minnesota congresswoman. Although it was explained, Behar made a weak attempt at humor nonetheless.
“She’s been on TV before,” Behar quipped. “Doesn’t she know to look straight ahead at the camera? One camera was over here – she kept looking to the right. She’s such a right-winger, she can’t look left.”