Friday, September 21, 2007

Who Decides Who Gets On TV?

I don't stay home during the daytime, so I don't really understand what the deal is about "The View". Apparently, it's a televised gabfest with people who TV executives have decided we should listen to. I'm not really criticizing the concept of watching stupid TV - I get stuck on Channel 2, watching City Council meetings, so I'm not fit to judge anyone else.

But check this out - one of the cohosts, who doesn't believe in evolution (? - are there really such people still around?) gets stumped when Whoopi Goldberg asks her IF THE WORLD IS ROUND OR FLAT!


Think it can't get worse? It can. Here's another one of the hosts accepting her excuse, since, after all, BUSY MOTHERS CAN'T HELP BEING STUPID.



Now, I don't want my brush to be too broad here. I know that there are plenty of bright, informed, intelligent conservatives. I imagine that they are just as chagrined as I am that we have shows like "The View" weakening the standards of what passes for grown-up discussion.

7 Comments:

Blogger SmedRock said...

I fear for the future. This is the kind of tripe that I would expect from spoon fed religious dogma.

9/21/2007 9:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Wow.

9/21/2007 9:32 AM  
Blogger Xavier Onassis said...

Is she from Kansas?

9/21/2007 9:38 AM  
Blogger emawkc said...

Dan, this is a new low for you. Linking to video from "The View"?

Dan, you were the chosen one! You were supposed to bring balance to the blogosphere, not plunge it into darkness!

9/21/2007 9:41 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

I'm a SAHM, and I don't even watch that drivel, not for Rosie or Whoopi. I just can't stand the others!

9/21/2007 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, many of our fellow Americans do not "believe" in evolution; by some polls, more than half and more than in any other advanced nation, with the possible exception of Turkey. Until recently, a majority of the Ks. Board of Education were in that number. A smaller, but not insignificant, number are flat earthers. I fear for our society, sometimes.

les, who cannot apparently master the intricacies of maintaining an identity with Blogger.

9/21/2007 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem isn't that these people are ignorant.

The problem is that these people are ignorant and they vote.

9/21/2007 4:18 PM  

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