I'm going back and forth on Whoopi. There are some days I really enjoy her, and some days I get tired of it being "the Whoopi and Friends" show where she does all the talking, and tells the friends what they need to think.
I agree with you Fluff on the rash comments and lack of research. That aspect of the show would not bother me a bit if they'd just stick to it being women gossiping around a table. But when they try to pretend that they're some sort of credible source for news and run their uninformed mouths off like that, it annoys me.
I wish they'd give Sherri and IQ test once and for all so that she could prove to the rest of the panel that she's good enough, she's smart enough, and gosh darnit people like her. When they were talking about Sandra Day O'Connor's husband on Friday's show, I swear that i talk to my 3-year-old nephew with more respect and more confidence in his intellect than Barbara was to Sherri. (and the fact that she left the court because of his alzheimer's was NOT a guarded secret confided just in Barbara ... I knew it, and I didn't interview the Justice!) Sherri has a brain that is as developed as the rest of theirs. (take that comparison as you'd wish!) They hired her to be on the show for a reason. Let her do her job and quit treating her like she can't be trusted to speak if someone doesn't have a hand up her back guiding her every word!