Well, that certainly didn’t take long. On her first day, new co-host Rosie O’Donnell
muted (slightly) some of her well known liberalism. On September 6,
only her second appearance, she made a crack about Rush Limbaugh’s
prescription drug problem
and promoted a gay ‘Survivor.’ O’Donnell was discussing, shockingly,
Tom Cruise when co-host Joy Behar swerved a conversation on
prescription drugs into an unrelated, liberal direction:
"Well, I like Tom, too...but he is not an expert in this particular
area. There are scientists and doctors who are experts. It’s like when
Rush Limbaugh, know who he is? He says that there's no global warming.
Two million scientists say there is global warming, but Rush Limbaugh,
no, there is no global warming."
O’Donnell: "He also said he didn’t have 100 bottles of OxyContin in his room."
Behar replied with the relatively lame retort, "He’s producing more hot
air then anybody." O’Donnell apparently couldn’t agree more. She
responded, "You’re not kidding." (This isn’t the first time the show
has promoted the theory of global warming. ‘View’ watchers will
remember that veteran ABC journalist Barbara Walters endorsed Al Gore’s movie, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ back in June.)
"View" crew also discussed the ethnic grouping on the upcoming season
of "Survivor." O’Donnell immediately conceived of a version she would
like to see:
"No, I thought it would be really good if then they had a fifth tribe
of one ethnicity of each group, but gays. Because the gay people always
win on the reality shows....Did you see Marquis [She’s actually
referring to Marcellas Reynolds] on ‘Big Brother?’....He’s totally gay.
He’s super gay."
Did anyone think hat the former
comedienne might be mindful of the fact that children watch television
in the mornings and not discuss sexual issues? Well, don’t count on it.
It should be noted that with the addition of the leftist Rosie
O’Donnell, the program now has three liberals and only Elisabeth
Hasselback as the token Republican. And this is a show that’s supposed to represent women? Considering that 48 percent
of women voted for Bush in 2004, and that stay-at-home mothers tend to
be more conservative, that doesn’t seem very balanced. But then, why
would anyone expect that?