This morning the cast of ABC Scandal were the guest on The View. Judy Smith a real DC fixer was the cohost. The character of Olivia Pope is loosely based on Smith’s life. Smith worked for the first Bush administration. This morning Barbara Walters asked her if she had ever slept with the president at the top of the show. Smith stood up and jokingly shouted no she had never slept with the president, but later when the cast from Scandal was being interviewed Walters posed the same question and Smith said didn’t we already cover this information earlier. Everyone laughed if off, but it was a senior moment. Walters announced her retirement yesterday, and it will be effective next year and she will be fine because she has 4 women who oweher alot and they have her back and they will provide cover for moments like that one.
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Whoopi Goldberg says she is on The View to do her job no matter who else is at the table…is she right or wrong?
Whoopi Goldberg told US magazine that she doesn’t care who sits at the tablee with her as long as she gets paid. I cleaned up her real quote but the linked story contains her more colorful language. Some are shocked by her indefference, but the reality is the ladies are her co-workers. Would you cry if one of your co-workers took another position or if they were fired? The problem is talk shows rely on chemistry to attract ratings. They want the viewers to buy into the premise that the co-hosts are actually friends or in some case family like the Today Show. So when they decide the chemistry is not working the audience reacts negatively. Case in point the duming of Ann Curry. The Today show billed itself as a family so when it came time to change the public reacted by watching Good Morning America. it will be interesting to see if The View suffers a similar fate. Good luck Whoopi you seem like you could be comfortable if it became a one woman show.
US magazine is reporting that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is being fired from The View because of her right wing leanings. She is the voice of conservatism in the midst of liberal noise. I often disagreed with her but she stood her ground agaist opposing voices at the table. It is impossible to have a real discussion without a vigorous dissent and if this is indeed the reason for her exit it is a sad day in America.
Joy Behar has been with The View since the beginning. it was announced today that she will be leaving the popular show. You either love her or hate her and she could really care less. Some of her statements were and are outrageous, but she is never boring and she will be missed from the conversation.
Today on The View Barbara Walters called Donald Trump out regarding his 5 million dollar offer. She told him to stop making a fool of himself. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Is Ann Coulter controversial for the sake of being controversial? You be the judge. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
This morning Barbara Walters of The View revealed that she and her camera crew made a trek to Florida to interview George Zimmerman yesterday. When they got there he said he would give the interview under one condition and Walters said it was a condition ABC could not fulfill. She made statements regarding Zimmerman’s need for money so she left it to the audience to put two and two together. During the course of the show Zimmerman or one of his reps called the show. At this point Zimmerman has Walters right where he wants her she is still salivating over the possibility, and as for me I heard enough on Sean Hannity’s show. Unless he is confessing and ready for sentencing he simply has nothing new to offer. Zimmerman is using the media to make his statements so that he will not need to testify in court where is statements would be challenged. Zimmerman said last night this was all part of God’s plan, and that confirms that he is praying to a God that I do not know.
UPDATE: George Zimmerman did call the show and offer to give a short phone interview, but Barbara Walters rejected his offer. Good for her!
Reille Hunter is out promoting her new book and this morning she visited The View. The ladies came at her with their claws drawn. We all know that Hunter had an affair with John Edwards while he was married to the late Elizabeth Edwards. Hunter says some very unkind words about Elizabeth Edwards and the ladies asked her wife would she dod that. Her response is that the public view the late Mrs. Edwards as a saint and John Edwards as a demon and it is more complex than that, but was this her place to do? The other thing that is interesting is seeing how barbara Walters shows total disdain for Hunter, but Walters herself also had an affair with a married Senator back in the day. Hunter was a mistress and now she says she wants to be viewed as a mom, but it is hard to see her in this narrow view.
Today the ladies of The View were discussing the John Edwards case. In discussing the trial Barbara Walters said Edwards never cared about Rielle Hunter, and she went a step further by saying he did not care about the child he fathered with Hunter. Some of her co-hosts challenged her assessment, but the Queen of Talk did not back down. It is one thing for her to take shots at Edwards he might deserve it, but the child is now 4 years old, and it is just reckless and cruel to bring the innocent child into any discussion of the misdeeds of the parents. Shame on you Babs.
Star Jones appeared on The View yesterday for the first time in 6 years. She left in 2006 when her contract was not renewed. She announced it prior to the agreed upon time and Barba walters was livid. Since that time Jones has had her own show on Court Television and she is now on the NBC Today Show. This morning she was defended by Donny Deutsch who said she was ambushed on The View yesterday, and he went on to say that Barbara Walters and Joy Behar acted like mean girls. My question is were Walters and Behar out of line talking about the past or would it have been weird not to discuss Star’s departure. Tell me what you think. http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/23/10486528-donny-deutsch-defends-star-jones-against-the-views-mean-girls