Barbara Walters, who usually leaves the conservative championing to co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, said Monday on “The View” that she feels sorry for Sarah Palin.
The former Alaska governor and reality show star has come under fire, of sorts, following the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, in which six people died.
Palin had placed Giffords’ district and others in her “crosshairs” on her website and used other gun-related language, to object to the legislators support of Obama’s health care bill.
Walters said Palin was being unfairly criticized. “I’m feeling bad for Sarah Palin,” Walter said, although she noted that she thought the crosshairs map was a bad idea.
“This is a deranged young man,” Walters said of the shooter. “This is a Timothy McVeigh. Whether this happened because there is…too much commentary, too much violence…whether that really spurred him on or whether he’s just a very sick person, we don’t know and we don’t know what his motives are…to blame Sarah Palin, as some are doing, I think is very unfair to her.”