I’m a big fan of ” The View’ and in those 10 years I have strongly disagreed with many of her views, annoyed by her youthful opinions and the absence of life experience. . But what I admired, was her tenacity, her integrity and her strength being the lone and often unpopular voice on “The View”
I share many views with Whoopi Goldberg. I shall miss Joy Behar (she say’s what people thinks) and its nice to see the unbutton side of Barbara Walters, I will miss Elisabeth Hasselbeck and her voice.
In Hasselbeck, liberals learned not all conservative are cut the same, she supports gay rights and gay marriage, she seems to support a woman’s right to choose and she does not support all conservatives.
I believe differing view points is healthy. Television is often either or. Its, Fox News or MSNBC where there is steady drumming of an liberal or conservative views.
After Joy Behar, announced she was leaving there was speculation that Elizabeth Hasselbeck was going to be fired, her views were damaging the show and her contract was not going to be renewed. Her exit was indeed was abrupt, her new gig at Fox doesn’t begin until September.
Hasselbeck’s exit was graceful. I was surprised by the words she had for Whoopi, the two of them were nearly in tears. Joy Behar is a no nonsense person, there is no pretense ( I can clearly remember Star Jones exit there was no love there )and while Joy and Lizzy have had major battles she and Hasselbeck are clearly not enemies .
Barbara Walters after decades on television is retiring. Behar will be replaced, the rumored front runner is Brooke Shields. The shoes for Hasselbeck will be difficult to fill (assuming that’s the direction the show wants to go). I’m not feeling Rachel Campos-Duffy who is the perennial runner up for the conservatives chair , she seems too ridged.
I will miss Elisabeth Hasselbeck , I am sorry she’s going to Fox . I would love to see some of Fox’s conservatives over at MSNBC and some of MSNBC’s hyper liberals over at Fox “fair and balanced ” having said that if I where the wizards I’d send her conservative voice to CNN