Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The View on Time's "You"

It seems my new favorite Hollywood celeb,Danny Bonaduce, is receiving death threats. He used to be co-host on a show called The Other Half, along with Dick Clarke, Dr. Jan Adams, and Mario Lopez. It was the daytime male equivalent to The View. The latter program really should become my new "favorite" show [/sarcasm]; considering how often Rosie and company stick their collective foot in their mouths and say the dumbest things, as exemplified by this and this. In case you missed it, Rosie had this to say recently. Now, the "ching-chong" remark, in and of itself, is not offensive to me (to those who haven't heard: "wordsmith" is *gasp* an Asian!); but what makes me derisive of Rosie is how she champions herself as the self-appointed PC-police. Remember how she read bigotry into Kelly Ripa's action? And my favorite example of Rosie's liberal hypocrisy:
Cokie Roberts on ABC News asked O'Donnell her opinion on concealed-carry laws, which permit citizens to pack firearms in self-defense. "There is some evidence that those laws do reduce crime. But you would be against them?" asked Roberts.

"Of course I'm against them...," O'Donnell responded. This is not the wild west." O'Donnell argued that such laws do more harm than good."

Only days after the march, however, a stunned public learned of a hidden side to O'Donnell's stand on guns. While she denounces the carrying of firearms for the general public, she apparently thinks it's okay when the safety of her own family is at stake. On March 25, the Associated Press reported that the full-time bodyguard assigned to accompany O'Donnell's four-year-old son to kindergarten had applied for a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
Source: Richard Poe's The Seven Myths of Gun Control.

(One of my favorite lines, btw: "Guns kill people the way spoons make Rosie O'Donnell fat.")

So anyway, this past Monday we get the following from Joy Behar of The View:

One thing she did get right: Donald Rumsfeld deserves recognition.

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Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Personally I think this show should be taken off the air but I am not a corporate television executive. This is one in a LONGGGGGGG line of like comments made by the morons on the show. They should change the name from the View to the Spew since spewing liberal talking points and hate speech like the Rummy quote seems to be their specialty.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Seth said...

The Democrats blame Rumsfeld for conditions they themselves have created through their political obstruction of the U.S. war effort.

To add to that, the MSM has twisted and spun events and downright lied to further public misconception of Rumsfeld's leadership.

As far as Rosie is concerned, she is a great spokesperson for the left, in that she embodies all the treason, hypocrisy and ridiculous, completely off-the-wall rhetoric today's Democrats, with the liberal ring through their noses, so firmly embrace.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Good God...check out the conspiracy nutjobs. They terrorize Danny Bonaduce's family for Danny expressing his opinion after being rudely interrupted at trying to have lunch, and leave it to conspiracy whackheads to think the Bonaduce family receiving death threats...well it's all part of the conspiracy! Of Course! :

Could be someone trying to discredit truthers ? it's a classic tactic.

"truthers"?! Puh-lease...truthinutters is what they are.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 11:57:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

The paranoia idiocy continues from these truthinutters:

this is a psycops on an internet level.

no truther is gonna do this stuff.

Gotta...stop....reading....this garbage....must..close browser...aaargh...now!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

the View is an ugly "view" of the typical Liberal uniformed woman who laughs at things that are not remotely funny and acts superior to others despite their utter vacuity!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

P.S. thanks for the comments at my site Word..and your welcome for that link!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger airforcewife said...

It all boils down to ratings. Rosie and those on the view bring them in. Now, what should scare us is not so much that television execs in their Ivory Towers of Manhattan away from the way people live outside of NYC and their rich liberal circle, but that so many people actually like and watch The View and enable them to keep people who think such silly, vapid opinions on the air.

You can't have capitalism in some things and not in others if you support free markets.

What shocked me the most was the "oooooohhhhhhhhh!" when Behar said that - as if people were disagreeing. You know, the same people who clapped enthusiasically when Rosie compared fundie Muslims to fundie Christians.

I thought the general belief for people like that was that Rumsfeld was the prophet of the anti-Christ.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I got the impression that most of the audience didn't approve. Why they even want to go to that studio to watch nitwits is beyond my comprehension. Mike's right: it should be called "The Spew." As for what some people are doing to Danny and his family, it just goes to show what a complete lack of morals some liberals suffer from. It's too bad that there are so-called Americans out there who would stoop so low!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 4:32:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I got the impression that most of the audience didn't approve.

I think I got more of airforcewife's take on the audience reaction...that they were "oohing", not because they disagreed, but because they felt Joy had a lot of hutzpah, daring to say what they all think and feel inside.

As for what some people are doing to Danny and his family, it just goes to show what a complete lack of morals some liberals suffer from. It's too bad that there are so-called Americans out there who would stoop so low!

Well...we could say that about 'em on both sides of the political aisle. There are always some liberals and some conservatives who are despicable and vulgar and offensive human scum. Of course, being on your side, I do feel the sting of bad taste and judgment coming more from liberals.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 8:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Skye said...

I've been in the audience of "The View" enough to say with certainty that Joy Behar LOOKS like hitler...in drag.

The show has gone from marginally interesting to downright rediculous since Meredith Viera left the show. She was on bright cookie who kept the other View-ites in line - none of them had the intellectual fortitude to cross swords with her.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 8:15:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Apparently last Thursday...

...Behar seriously suggested Senator Tim Johnson may have been a victim of conservative evil-doing. She proposed: "Is there such a thing as a man-made stroke? In other words, did someone do this to him?" Behar contended the Republican Party is capable of such a nefarious deed: "I know what this, that party is capable of."

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 8:35:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

I'm with Ken, I think the View has gotten totally out of control. Even though I dont watch that show I'm going to write ABC (and guild the lily a bit) about this crap. It's getting to be every day I hear something about the View, but I refuse to tune in, I dont want to give them the ratings!

As for Danny, he was on one of those Fox News show's the other day, I saw him talking about this crud.
I am surprised that Conner guy didnt get his microphone shoved where the sun doesnt shine by Danny.

These conspiracy theory nutjobs have to be stopped. Boy I hope I run into one of them some day!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

My son told me when the announcement was made that Rumsfeld had resigned, the soldiers he was with, including the officers all the way up to the commanders, were absolutely elated. Doesn't sound like the army liked him very much.

I asked him what the reaction to the election was. He said most soldiers could care less. Those that did voice their opinion, more often than not, were glad at the outcome.

My soldier is home now... safe and sound. For that I am very grateful.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


I heard Hillary Clinton was on The View today.

In a way, what Joy Behar is no big deal. If you disagree with her, she just comes across as a moronic idiot. Her political opinion doesn't amount to squat. That being said, The View is probably an influential show, given it's audience size, and the fact that it is still on the air. As airforcewife points out, it's the free market at work. The Dixie Chicks learned about that free market expression, as well.


I am so glad to hear that your son is home. I hope for your sake, that it stays that way.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

NEW YORK — Two days after comparing former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to Adolf Hitler, and nearly a week after suggesting a Republican conspiracy caused Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson to need emergency brain surgery, talk-show gabber Joy Behar got the chance to go toe-to-toe Wednesday with a Democrat: leading presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

In the end, they played softball. And they both made an error.

During a discussion on "The View" about the Iraq war and President Bush's announcement earlier in the day that he wanted to increase the overall size of the U.S. military, Clinton said she hoped the administration "will follow the lead of the Democrats" who want a troop withdrawal from Iraq, to which Behar responded:

"That's not what he's saying... He wants more troops."

Rather than correct Behar about Bush's earlier remarks, Clinton joined in the group dynamic, telling Behar and the other gabfest co-hosts:

"I don't think putting more troops [in Iraq] will make a difference."

As the conversation continued, all ignored Bush's direct response an hour earlier on national TV to a reporter's question about sending more troops to Iraq.

"Behar Goes Easy on Hillary Clinton Following Rumsfeld-Like-Hitler 'Faux Pas'

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

I haven't made up my mind yet about more troops," Bush said. "I will tell you we're looking at all options. And one of those options, of course, is increasing more troops. But, in order to do so, there must be a specific mission that can be accomplished with more troops."

Clinton also fielded this routine fly ball: "A Newsweek poll says you're ahead of John McCain and Rudy Giuliani..." to which the audience and co-hosts again enthusiastically applauded.

"It's very early for anybody," Clinton said, smiling and trying hard to hide her obvious pleasure at the positive response. "I just want our country, people to start talking to each other."

With the exception of a question of whether the physical rigors of being president would keep Clinton from running ("No"), and Behar asking whether it was time that a woman became president, that's as tough as it got on "The View" for the former first lady.
Source: "evil" Fox News

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Here's more from the same link:

Reaction to Behar's — and the show's — latest blow-torch attack of the Bush administration ranged from an official "no comment," to a head-shaking "jerk."

The White House on Tuesday said Behar's comment about Rumsfeld "doesn't deserve a response."

Clinton's office, however, possibly anticipating Wednesday's show appearance, avoided the controversy by not answering repeated calls for comment.

Pentagon officials who worked in Rumsfeld's office also declined to comment, as top officials in House and Senate offices with military oversight duties.

• Click here to view the video of Joy Behar on Monday's "The View."

That didn't keep others from reacting harshly to the comedian's words, even after her Tuesday explanation.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a Jewish advocacy group, issued a letter saying it was "deeply disturbed" by Behar's comments.

"Whatever your views on Donald Rumsfeld, the comparison to Hitler was inappropriate and offensive," the ADL wrote. "Hitler's actions during the Second World War and his responsibility for the Holocaust have no parallel in history. It does a great disservice to history and the memory of the 6 million Jews and others killed by the Nazis — and those who fought bravely against them — when Hitler's name is taken out of context or used for personal attacks or vendettas.

"We hope that you will not use Hitler comparisons in the future," the letter concluded.

Political analyst and Brookings Institution scholar Stephen Hess said the off-the-cuff rip at Rumsfeld came off badly.

"Maybe if she thought that was funny and she said it in some cabaret — but even then, somebody has a cell phone camera and they click it ... and everyone's saying, 'what a jerk,' " Hess said.

"I guess this is in the sort of 'what a jerk' category," he added.

Hess said Rumsfeld won't suffer any fallout from this comment because Behar, despite having an entertainment platform, has no political heft.

"It's just silly talk," Hess said.

Had Behar made her comments in her living room, she could have taken them back and no one would be worse for the wear, Hess said, but in front of a TV audience that is supplemented by online video uploads, "suddenly you're doing it for everybody and the rest of the world who wants to tune in."

The upshot, Hess said, is: "Important people had better watch what they do and say in public. But she's not an important person, and what she has to say about Don Rumsfeld is irrelevant to [the American] people, and around the world."

FOX News contributor Jim Pinkerton, a fellow at the New America Foundation, said Behar's comments were inappropriate and that she should apologize.

"There are certain rules of behavior ... and saying that your opponent is a Nazi just because you don't like them is a no-no," Pinkerton said. "What she ought to do at the same time is apologize. And she probably won't do it. And ["The View" owner] Barbara Walters ought to make her do it, and she probably won't do it either."

If Behar doesn't apologize, Pinkerton said, "then they're in effect approving of what she's saying."

Asked whether Behar should apologize, ABC spokesman Karl Nilsson said "we're not commenting at all on it," and pointed to Behar's on-air explanation of her comments.

Former Ambassador to Morocco Marc Ginsburg, while a frequent critic of Rumsfeld, said such comparisons diminish the horrors committed by Hitler's regime.

"That's ridiculous. Give me a break," said Ginsburg, a FOX News contributor. "The overused analogies of comparing people to Hitler is absurd and demeans the nature of what the Nazis were all about. In my wildest imagination, as angry as I may be at certain people in this administration, I would never use that phrase to describe them as Nazis.

Behar — and the show — is not new to controversy, raising eyebrows last week during a discussion about Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson’s emergency brain surgery.

When the discussion turned to whether Johnson's condition could jeopardize the Democrats' control of the Senate in January, Behar remarkably suggested a right-wing conspiracy could have caused Johnson's illness.

“Is there such a thing as a man-made stroke?" she asked. "In other words, did someone do this to him?”

Her co-hosts, including guest host Dari Alexander of FOX News, appeared mystified by the absurd suggestion, but went along with it.

“Maybe they gave him polonium,” Alexander joked, a reference to the ex-KGB spy who was poisoned last month.

When asked by 'View' regular Elisabeth Hasselbeck, “Why is everything coming from the liberal perspective a conspiracy?”

Behar answered: “I know what this, that party is capable of.”

During the same taping, the co-hosts tossed around the subject of Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as a possible 2008 presidential candidate.

O'Donnell took the first foul shot in a two-on-none slam of America's top diplomat:

"No, I don't enjoy her," O'Donnell said. "I don't ... No. No. No. I'm not a fan of The Condi. I'm just telling your right now, I don't enjoy The Condi ... and I'm not going to apologize."

Behar followed: "We don't know whether she's under his thumb or not, though. We don't know... I don't know where she's really at. I can't tell."

To which Rosie said: "I would love to have dinner with her alone one night, and force her to drink at least two glasses of wine and then I'll let you know if I like her."

Behar responded: "But, you know what, she's already drunk the Kool-Aid."

Last word to Rosie: "Well, that's a scary thing."

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 1:02:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

At least the audience reacted negatively to Behar's idiocy.

The only time I'm subjected to the torture of The View is when I'm at the dentist. It never fails to be on when I'm in the chair.


Wednesday, December 20, 2006 2:29:00 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Rosie's a hypocritical idiot with an ego that's bigger than her fat ***. Exactly who died & gave her the title "Ms. Moral Outrage"?

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 3:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Skye said...

Not stopped Marie, just ridiculed beyond recognition.

These conspiracy theory nutjobs have to be stopped. Boy I hope I run into one of them some day!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 7:55:00 PM  
Blogger truthteller said...

Behar and O'Donnell will prove that they wear Teflon, thanks to the American media. Their comments will be allowed to go by the wayside, without significant consequence to either of them. The cumulative value of this type of rhetoric on daytime talk shows, newspaper commentaries and evening news programs is calculated to put a Democrat in the Oval Office in '08. To that end, comments like Behar's will continue unabated.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:54:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


The Dixie Chicks learned about that free market expression, as well.
Haha yeah the Ditzy Chick's learned the hard way.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 11:21:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


Not stopped Marie, just ridiculed beyond recognition.
That could come second I suppose if I was to be approached by one, but I cant guarantee THIER saftey :-)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 11:25:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


You will love this Trump to Rosie: You're Sued!


Thursday, December 21, 2006 12:56:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Thanks for the link, Marie. It's being given a mention during the "news segments" & commercials on my radio station, KRLA 870.

Is Rosie trying to garner ratings through negative press; or can she just not help being who she is, and is just stuck with foot-in-mouth disease?

Thursday, December 21, 2006 9:06:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Thanks for the visit, Truthteller. Here's his post on the matter, if anyone's interested.

Thursday, December 21, 2006 11:45:00 AM  

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