September 4, 2007

She's the moderator, and she can't get a word in edgewise?

WaPo weeps for Whoopi, who kept getting "shouted down" by Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck on "The View." Ridiculous. It's obvious that the reviewer, Lisa de Moraes, just doesn't like the style of the show, which involves a lot of fast chatter and talking over. If Whoopi Goldberg doesn't want to put in the effort to keep up with the banter, why did she get the big job? Quit bitching the regulars and ask why Goldberg is coasting!

[Bad link fixed.]

12 comments:

Seven Machos said...

That's not even the main complaint. When she did get in a word edgewise, her Big Point was that it is culturally acceptable among certain segments in the South to watch dogs kill each other for sport.

Revenant said...

The link is bad. The correct link is this. The string "http//www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif" was stuck between the "www.was" and "hingtonpost.com" in the URL.

Ann Althouse said...

Sorry about the bad link. Blogger occasionally inserts that gibberish, which is a gif of the "link" icon

Christy said...

How funny. When Rosie was the moderator, the others couldn't get a word in edgewise.

Truly a dumb show, but I like Whoopi so I may try to catch it.

Ann Althouse said...

Actually, it's a brilliant show. It's not easy to talk like that. They are covering lots of subjects very quickly, giving the impression of being girlfriends just gabbing, but saying a lot. I rarely watch it, but when I have, I could see what they were trying to do and that they were doing it well. The WaPo reviewer is acting like it's numbingly mindless, but it's very meaty while feeling bubbly and light. That's not easy to do.

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Palladian said...

"...but it's very meaty while feeling bubbly and light."

A lot less meaty without Rosie, but definitely lighter!

Ann Althouse said...

Ruth Anne is teaming up with Amba (and Maxine?) on the homesickness issue. But remember, I've only cried about 2 things since moving to NYC: King George acknowleging the greatness of George Washington and a schooner gliding into the reflection of the sunset. Come on! If I were depressed, I'd cry about myself, not George Washington and a boat!

Palladian said...

"Home? I have no home. Hunted... despised... living like an animal! The jungle is my home! But I will show the world that I can be its master! I shall perfect my own race of people – a race of atomic supermen which will conquer the world!"

SteveR said...

I'll cry if you turn into Joy Behar, not for you, but for the world

Christy said...

Sorry, I find Walters name dropping sad, nothing unpredictable comes out of Joy's mouth, and Elizabeth, their go to gal for fashion, has terrible taste. Did you see the gawd-awful outfits she picked out for her co-hosts for less than $100 in one segment before Christmas last year? Walter's couldn't even find something nice to say.

Everyone else does celebrity interviews better.

I find it predictable and boring. Your mileage apparently varies.

Trooper York said...

Another in the just the punchline series...it's like throwing a hot dog down a hallway.