“It’s like she just won Publishers Clearing House,” joked Laura Ingraham Friday night on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

She was referencing the incredibly gleeful reaction of co-host Joy Behar of “The View” to the news earlier in the day that General Mike Flynn was pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.

Behar, like many others in the mainstream media, took the news as a promise of later prosecutions for President Donald Trump or others in the administration.

The theory is that Flynn has some smoking gun information he will turn over — which will prove all the Russian collusion conspiracy theories liberals have taken such delight in sharing.

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Yet Ingraham showed Behar’s overzealous celebration of the Flynn news to be part and parcel of a “hyperbolic response” from a hungry and desperate media.

The Fox News host said that showing Behar’s bizarre response was an attempt to leave her guests and viewers with a “laugh on a Friday.”

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To continue the theme of good humor, Ingraham then moved along to the “breaking news” regarding the location of Robert Mueller, head of the special investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“The Ingraham Angle” played a clip from 1966’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” — with the Grinch clearly meant to be Mueller as he sat on a throne of stolen gifts on his sleigh and whipped and ordered his overworked dog to pull him and his loot forward.