I just read that Bill Geddie is still on board, and that Whoopi will have a bigger say in creative control and who will be on the new panel. I suppose there will be loads of speculation between now and when the "new direction" begins.
Bummer that Geddie will still be involved. That means there probably won't be any REAL change.
Frankly, I think Whoopi needs to go too. She's made no secret of the fact that she's just showing up for the paycheck. I think they need a new moderator in the vein of Meredith, who was the best moderator on the show.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
Yeah, if you like wallpaper paste.
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Whoopi is definitely showing that she's there for the paycheck. However, I think her attitude started really showing around the time Barbara's retirement was announced. I think she was ready to leave at that time, and was told that if she'd stick around, she'd get creative control once Barbara was done. AlwaysVeg's info supports that. I think she's been phoning it in knowing something better was coming. I expect that when she's got more say next year, she will also show more energy. I hope so. If not, then she should go.
If they add a man I say Stephen A Smith he is educated, he has the ability to interview without fawning and he will tell someone off in a hot minute if he believes they are wrong lol
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I'm not really onboard for adding men to the panel mainly because I don't like the options often mentioned. I find Bill Rancic to be incredibly boring, Ross Matthews is okay yet his shtick would get old quick, and Mario Cantone is just so over the top and annoying. I'd rather they find someone that can be funny yet intelligent and analytical. None of those people have the qualities I would like to see.
I just hope The View stays with the political stories and current events. I like The Talk but I don't like how they seem to focus on celebrity stories.
Vocal? Really? I never heard or read anything where Katie said she no longer wanted to do the talk show. So I don't see where that understanding came from. I have seen a lot about mediocre ratings and budget problems.I suspect Katie had a lot to do with that. She was pretty vocal about her unhappiness with the direction of the show.
Back to topic (The View) - Bill R. is a bore imo, and both Ross and Mario are over the top (though funny). They can shut the whole thing down and not many people will care.
My problem with Bill (aside from my firmly wanting them to not stray from it being a show of WOMEN) is the way he talks. He has a style that comes across as confident and firm in what he says. It works well for business. However, he doesn't move away from that style in conversations, and it can come across as sounding like he's talking down to people. While I don't think he's sexist, it sounds that way when he's talking to a panel of women. Day in and day out I think it would become a problem.