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It’s Time for The View to get a Makeover

Someone I read recently made a good point about the women’s daytime talk show The View. They noted that the show is named The View and not Views. And that name holds great meaning. It represents the fact that there is only one view on each issue talked about on the show, and that is the liberal view of the three liberal hags: Joy Behar, Whoopi ‘rape-rape’ Goldberg and Barbara Walters. No other views are allowed to be treated with respect or are open for discussion. Oh, sure, they have conservative-ish Elizabeth Hasselbeck there as the token “conservative”. But they don’t give her any respect whatsoever and constantly talk over her, demean her and smear her.  And they do so knowing that she is too submissive to stand up for herself against their ridiculous bullying.

What would be a truly good show is to have four strong, informed, opinionated, yet respectful women on the show. Off the top of my head, I can think of Michelle Malkin, Kirsten Powers, Dana Loesch and Camille Paglia. That would actually be a good diverse panel of women to watch. Granted, Kirsten Powers is pretty much a liberal hack, but at the very least she can discuss things with a reasonable amount of respect and decorum. Which is much more than we can say for Whoopi and Behar.

Anyone else have some suggestions for some strong, informed, opinionated, but respectful liberal and conservative women who could makeover the show The View?

Some feedback from where I had this posted on Facebook:

I like that, though some alternates I’d throw in there are Megyn Kelly, S.E. Cupp, Laura Ingraham, Liz Cheney, or Ann Coulter for the conservative view. I’m much less well versed on liberal women, maybe Megan McCain‘s chunky butt, or Rachel Maddow. My only problem with this show is you know it’d devolve into a cat-fight eventually. I don’t see most of the conservatives suffering fools for long.

I thought of Megyn Kelly, but forgot about S.E. Cupp. She’s another good one. I left out Kelly, because I was trying to go for women who didn’t already have their own shows. Ingraham, Cheney and Coulter are good ones too though. Coulter especially, because I think she’d really surprise people about how intelligent and well spoken she is, if she had time on her own show to articulate her points, instead of always having to be on the defensive and be pressed for time when on the talk shows where she is interviewed. When Rush had her on for an extended interview, she did fantastic. I think she’d be great on a new The View.

Meghan McCain doesn’t fit, because I’m going for someone who is actually intelligent and informed. Meggy Mac is just an ignorant twit attention whore. I’m going for a new The View that combines personality, entertainment and intelligent, informed discussion. The only thing Meggy Mac would bring would be her boobs and her whining about everyone picking on her.

Maddow seems to be an even worse hack than Powers. She seems to be the female — or at least less male — version of Olbermann. Which is to say she’s basically a butch, unattractive version of Meggy Mac. Plus she has her own show, so she’s out.

Unfortunately, there just are not that many good liberal choices out there. I think Paglia would be good though. Even though I disagree with her a lot, she is respectful and makes her points well.

And here is a prime example of why I suggested Dana Loesch. Not only is she beautiful, but she’s sharp, intelligent and knows her stuff. And she doesn’t back down to anyone. Replace Hasselbeck with Loesch and she’d put Whoopi and Behar in their place.

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October 18, 2010 , 2:48PM - Posted by | Hollywood, The View

3 Comments

  1. I would of thought that Barbara Walters would stand by her colleagues and understand their reasons for stepping off the stage.I feel her scolding on national TV was unecessary. I feel that Barbara Walters has the ability to talk out both side of her mouth. Barbara needs to spend less time at the View.

    Comment by Barbara | October 18, 2010 , 4:09PM

    • She does talk out of both sides of her mouth. She scolded Whoopi and Behar for their obnoxious behavior in walking off the stage, but she doesn’t scold them for their boorish and bigoted behavior and comments most other times.

      All of them need to go. The show became irrelevant and an embarrassment a long time ago.

      Comment by Michael in MI | October 18, 2010 , 4:16PM

  2. I am really disappointed in Barbara Walter’s reaction and handling of Whoopie and Behar’s actions when Bill was on the View. Yes, he did not correctly state what he meant when he mentioned Muslim’s casused 911, however, it’s a fact of life unfortunately. This show is only their VIEW, not anyone’s else’s. I am embarressed by this show and do not intend on watching it again. Barbara needs to get rid of both Behar and Whoopi.

    Comment by Kay | October 18, 2010 , 7:19PM


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