No Room For A View

The View is a truly idiotic TV show. Uninformed yet highly opinionated liberal hostesses regularly attempt to tackle contentious issues. Journalistic dinosaur Barbara Walters stood by as raving lunatic Rosie O’Donnell spouted deranged 9/11 conspiracy theories. The morning time slot is not exactly the network news hour but ABC lost any last shred of credibility by allowing that to go on as long as they did. Why anyone cares what Joy Behar thinks about anything is beyond me. She recently attacked Congresswoman Michele Bachman for side-stepping the Carl Paladino gay parade non-issue, and taking a principled stand against the out-of-control government S-Chip program. She said Bachmann was “against children”, repeatedly, on her Headline News show. Michele Bachmann has raised 5 children of her own and 23 foster children. Joy Behar is ignorant and nasty. See for yourself: LINK

I am not a big fan of Bill O’Reilly. He is best described as a “social conservative”, but he is astoundingly economically ignorant. He sort of admits that on air but that doesn’t stop him from attacking oil companies and insurance companies in the midst of crises clearly caused by government induced price distortions. I watch his show for the guests. Watching John Stossel educate him on free market economics is great fun. The pompous O’Reilly is so self-absorbed he doesn’t see how foolish he looks.

On Thursday the shameless, self-promoting Factor host went on the view to promote his latest book. I’ll give him credit for taking on the 4 shrews single-handedly. Token conservative Elisabeth Hasslebeck is barely allowed to talk. They surely delight in her being blonde-allowing viewers to stereotype and dismiss her. The show went downhill quickly.

When Bill dared to mention that the 9/11 murders were committed by Muslims, and that building a Muslim mosque nearby was “legal but insensitive” Joy and Whoopi stormed off the set. Sorry girls, these are facts.

That is the only facet of this brouhaha worth pondering: When confronted with facts that contradict their view liberals throw tantrums.

Many of us have experienced variations of this. Liberals live in a state of perpetual cognitive dissonance, or simultaneously holding opposing beliefs. This creates a state of discomfort when facts invade their force field. The View shrews can ignore Elizabeth, but O’Reilly gets in their face.

This is occurring on a breathtakingly large scale in modern politics. FDR’s twisted version of Keynesian economics (Keynes thought 25% taxation was about the limit the economy could handle) failed miserably with the depression deepening and dragging on for a decade-yet modern liberals insist we can spend our way out of trouble. We’ve lost 2.5 million jobs since Obama’s inauguration yet they claim they “saved or created” 3 million. Social Security is bankrupt and the trust fund is a myth. Something’s gotta give and polls indicate it’s America’s willingness to tolerate this nonsense.

For more on that Keynes claim go here: LINK

What we are witnessing on “The View” and various biased media shows masquerading as news is nothing less than a blatant attempt to re-write history. These people live in a bubble that allows them to think of Fidel Castro as the beneficent leader of a workers’ paradise. This is one bubble that sorely needs to be burst. The internet and Fox News are helping to make that a reality. What we need are politicians that are brave enough to step on that third rail of politics and call Social Security what it is: A government mandated pyramid scheme. Let’s make sure they don’t shoot the messenger.

Pat Duggan

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