Josephina Victoria "Joy" Behar (née Occhiuto; born October 7, 1942) is co-host of the talk show The View, along with Whoopi Goldberg. Behar is a staunch liberal Democrat. She also hosted Joy Behar: Say Anything on Current TV.
She is controversial for her conspiracy theories. In December 2006, Behar raised the notion that Democrat Senator Tim Johnson's recent health problems were the result of a Republican Party "conspiracy" to retake control of the Senate. When conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked, "Why is everything coming from the liberal perspective a conspiracy?" Behar claimed "I know what that Party is capable of." She has also claimed that she believes "global warming" causes earthquakes. Behar once dressed up in blackface for the predominantly leftist audience's amusement. A mindless hack, Behar believes the U.S. Senate has been "gerrymandered."