5/23/07 The View’s Gone CRAZY!
Ahh!! Today was intense. I woke up tired and wouldn’t have necessarily watched today except for that Sherri Shepherd and I have mutual friends.
But wow, the View blew the lid off! I have more thoughts from which to write at a later point, I agree and disagree with both Rosie and Elisabeth at times. I find the way things get polarized very frustrating because there is probably more middle ground moderate-ness than is explored.
I find some of Rosie’s opinions stretches, I find some of her passion to come from wounded places. Perhaps her woundedness makes me empathize, I hate when opponents call her a “fat lesbian” because I understand how absolutely heart-wrenching it is for your intelligence to be burned down to your physical features. I also find some of what she says a little bit harsh but I do appreciate her passion and dedication to her beliefs. I lean toward her slant on the war, but maybe not as extreme. but I also find some of Elisabeth’s opinions wishful thinking, idealistic and naive and her method of communication equally abrasive at times. I feel sometimes she willy-nillies instead of speaking succinctly and often doesn’t look like she researches what she is saying.
But it is the View and the ratings are up this year. I am at least glad that they are talking about real issues like the war, rather than just how to apply lipstick, because before the View did not seem gutsy enough.