I am ticked off!!!!! I am offended!!!!! I am disgusted!!!! My blood is boiling!!!! I want to throw a rock into my television with the hopes of that rock flying through the media system and slapping Whoopie Goldberg and Barbara Walters up-side the head and knocking them out cold. I did not see the episode of The View yesterday (or maybe it was today) where Elisabeth Hasselbeck was treated in such a manner that has become typical of that show. But I am not surprised by any of it. I have heard about it. If you are familiar with The View at all you have probably heard about the episode. Elisabeth was talking about how offended she is by the N-word. Apparently that "man" who claims to be a Christian/preacher, Jesse Jackson, used the word recently. At any rate Elisabeth was talking about the double standard that exists over the word – how African Americans use it and it is acceptable among their race but how when a white person uses it it is despicable. (Don’t get me started on the double standards that exist among Americans today – that’s another blog entry altogether)
First of all I would like to say a little something about The View. I have watched it in spurts. Basically I watch it for a period of time until I just can’t stomach those liberal women anymore and then I can’t watch it anymore. When Whoopi Goldberg first came on the show following Rosie Odonnell (AGain, don’t get me started) I liked it. I thought Whoopi was funny. But after a year of sitting next to Joy Behar and across the table from Barbara Walters I just can’t take her anymore. And I have always been disgusted by Barbara Walters. When I was watching the show I would just change the channel on the days that Barbara was on. She thinks she is Queen Bee and that the entire media population should bow down and worship at her feet. That’s the impression she gives to me.
I have NEVER liked the way that the women treat Elisabeth. I think Elisabeth has done a great job of holding her own against those women as a Republican. I know I wouldn’t be able to sit at the table with them without slapping them all or just break down in tears on the spot. Don’t get me wrong – I disagree with a few of her stances but as a whole I believe her to be a Christian who wants to raise her children in a loving Christian home with Christian values.
Now, the point of my problem comes in when Elisabeth is speaking up for a certain point. If you watch it you will notice that she is made fun of, laughed at for her conservative views, ignored, disrespected and constantly interrupted. In the episode I am referring to where they discussed the N-word issue when Elisabeth starts talking you will see Barbara throw herself across the table with impatience and, no doubt, rolling her eyes (the camera view wasn’t one where I could see that but that is what her body language message is). She treats Elisabeth like she is a child – which I find extremely offensive. It is obvious that this matter is something that she is impassioned about. However, her feelings are treated as ridiculous. As Elisabeth tries to continue making her point Whoopi cuts her off and proceeds to preach at her using the whole race card – which gets on my nerves on a GOOD day.
If I were Elisabeth I would get up and walk off and leave them all to their petty childish liberalism. Let them have it! Noone, child OR adult, deserves to be treated with such disrespect. Am I the only one who feels this way about them? The liberal media seem to have the biggest mouths. Are there any conservatives out there willing to speak up and defend one of our own?