I just got done sitting through over 6 minutes of a “debate” that happened earlier this week between View co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Elisabeth Hasselbeck on whether or not it’s ok to use the “n-word.” Goldberg’s opinion so upset Hasselbeck that she started to tear up a bit towards the end of the segment. Here’s the video:
That’s 6 minutes and 29 seconds of my life I’ll never get back.
Watching Barbara Walters pander to the shows two black co-hosts by patronizing Elisabeth was infuriating. Not only that, but I should have known better to watch Whoopi Goldberg (and Sherri Shepherd) make the stupidest argument I’ve ever heard in favor of it being “ok” for black people to use the “n-word”, considering some of her other infamously stupid arguments, such as the time when she called for “reverence” for women who aborted their unborn children. Then there’s the hypocritical Joy Behar, who smirked the whole way through as Whoopi tried to tear Elisabeth down.
EH has the patience of a saint. There’s no way in hell I’d last on that show for more than 2 minutes. It’s embarassing to me as a woman that that show is supposed to symbolize the “views” of women all across American.
Not this woman.
(Hat tip to ST reader Leslie)
Update: Here are the opinions of a couple of black actors on the debate between Whoopi and Elisabeth. Only read it if you’re mild-mannered and not prone to throwing things across the room when you get really, really irritated.