Was Whoopi Goldberg fair to Ann Romney on The View today?

Today Ann Romney appeared on The View and Whoopi Goldberg posed an interesting question. In light of the fact that the Romney’s have 5 sons who have never served in the military Goldberg wanted to know how Mrs. Romney could relate to grieving mothers who had lost sons in war efforts. I don’t think this was a fair question. You don’t have to have children serving in the military to be sympathetic to the pain of a grieving mother. Goldberg is not on Team Romney and that is her choice, but when you invite his number one supporter to the show you have to be fair and to me this line of questioning simply was not. Share your thoughts.


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  • Okey  On October 18, 2012 at 7:33 pm


  • Spanish Inquisitor  On October 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Well, yes. The exact question obviously doesn’t need the personal experience of a child’s death to be able to empathize with those who have lost sons and daughters in the war. If so, the question would also be perfectly valid if posed to Michelle Obama also.

    So it was a cheap way of pointing out that the six men in the Romney household have no military experience. What that means is for the viewer to decide. I have none either, so I don’t hold it against them, even though I won’t vote for him.

  • PJ2012  On October 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    The First Lady is a strong supporter of military families and she has not had children in the military. She didn’t ask her that when she was on the show.
    Not a fair question!

  • Laurie H (@LLH713)  On October 18, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    The Obama’s got fluff questions when on the View…nothing intrusive or confrontational. The confrontational tone and intrusive questions with Mrs. Romney were biased and uncalled for. Whoopi tried to set her up, with false information. There needs to be a return to ethics, fairness and honesty in reporting. Just report the facts, leave opinions out of it and let the people make up their own minds. Our National Media is truly an embarrassment and disgrace and has been worsening for years.

  • sharon sampon  On October 19, 2012 at 1:03 am

    The view is not a reporting agency,
    therefore. . . however our National reporting agencies are an embarrassment because they are not pointing out the lies of the Romneys and Ryans.

  • Happy  On October 19, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Anne talks a good game. She deserves to be married to an unpatriotic man and she simply can’t explain why her five unpatriotic pansies didn’t put on an American military uniform. She’s a joke, just like her husband.

    • elogam  On October 24, 2012 at 12:46 am

      So Happy, would you be so kind to share some of the details of YOUR D-214 with us please?

  • Micki  On October 19, 2012 at 7:09 am

    It certainly was a fair question. Mitt Romney protested in FAVOR of the Vietnam War and then fled to Paris under the cloak of five “mission” deferments. He also said that he never had any intention of fighting in Vietnam. He appears to be another in a line of Republican warhawks (Bush, Cheney) who are in favor of starting wars as long as they nor their children have to serve in them. Neither President Obama or Joe Biden have been beating the drums of war as these cowards have and that’s the difference. At least Joe Biden’s son has served in active combat. And for the record, Sasha and Malia Obama are well under 18, so of course, Mrs. Obama doesn’t have any children in the military.

  • rs  On October 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Why anyone would go into that snake pit called The View is beyond me. It means “one” view and God help you if you have another. They did the same thing to Cindy McCain.

    How dare these women love their husbands and support them? A traditional family built on love and respect? They must be crushed.

  • Bill  On October 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I think it was fair for Whoopi to raise questions about Romney’s lack of military service particularly when youg men were being drafted by the tens of thousands to serve in combat in Viet Nam. Unfortunately, the towering intellectual genius was appearantly to lazy to research her preconceived ideas concerning Mormon prohibitions on military service.

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