“I’m still ticked off about the 2000 election,” Joy Behar told Eliot Spitzer, host of Viewpoint on Current TV (the network launched by former vice president Al Gore and businessman Joel Hyatt), about her decision to host Say Anything on that network. “I’m still ticked off at the Supreme Court because that was not an election, that was a decision.” The week in September that her talk show premiered, Behar spoke about her commitment to LGBTs, her political interests, the surprise end to her HLN show, and being bullied as a kid.
The Advocate: LGBT issues have been a part of Say Anything from the first week, and you’ve had guests Melissa Etheridge, Augusten Burroughs, and Michael Ian Black—talking about his lesbian mom. Have you ever been told not to discuss LGBT issues on any of your shows?
Joy Behar: No. No one’s ever said that to me. They wouldn’t dare. I’m a GLAAD Award winner!
The Advocate: Have you ever been told that it’s inappropriate to talk about anything?
Joy Behar: Yeah, I remember being told, don’t really go after Sarah Palin too hard because the audience likes her. I remember that on HLN.
Read the interview HERE