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    Can Newt replace Elisabeth as the conservative voice on the panel? I adore him.

    But giving Elisabeth her due, Iloved that she called JOy out on her idiotic "it's free speech" argument. Like you said Bandy - no one is stopping him from saying it. But at the same time, free speech ensures that those who disagree with him (or anyone else) get to say so. I despise the whole "it's free speech" argument when disagreement is voiced. It's like Joy is saying that he who speaks first is the only one who gets to exercise free speech.

    I wish that there would have been more time for Whoopi and Newt to talk without the interjection from everyone else. In a situation like that, I REALLY like what Whoopi brings to the table. She'll argue the points that Newt was making, but do it in a respectful way, contributing to the conversation, and also exploring his points of view. THe show could use more of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by combatcutie;2957886;
    It was today's episode. And like she said Joy was absolutely ignorant and annoying.
    Watched it after work yesterday. Joy came off looking absolutely ridiculous. Hats off to Elizabeth for calling her out on her ridiculous statements. And I was impressed with how calm Newt was at all of Joy's attempts to rattle him with her "hard hitting" questions.

    I don't dislike Joy. In fact, I don't dislike any of the hosts 'cept for Babs that is (but don't get me started on that!). But when Joy goes off on her little tangents I find myself very annoyed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bee stung lips;2959502;
    I don't dislike Joy. In fact, I don't dislike any of the hosts 'cept for Babs that is (but don't get me started on that!). But when Joy goes off on her little tangents I find myself very annoyed.
    I would agree with that sentiment. In those times, Joy's refusal to listen is very evident. Newt gave her a very fair explanation of working with bad people to defeat something worse when he talked about Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. But Joy didn't hear a word of it. She can get so caught up in "good guys" and "bad guys" that she ceases to listen or think.

    Of course, the same can be said for at least two of the other women on the panel. That's why I like Whoopi so much more in those situations. She's confident enough in her own beliefs that she can listen an respect opposing points of view for the most part, and still be clear in her own.

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    The only good thing about being in the dentist's chair, being tortured, yesterday was not having to endure our idiot president's news conference, and not having to endure GreatGranny Nana.

    I thought, for sure, that after working on GMA yesterday morning that she would, at least, not be on The View. I'll be willing to bet that she is still asleep today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veruka;2959519;
    That's why I like Whoopi so much more in those situations. She's confident enough in her own beliefs that she can listen an respect opposing points of view for the most part, and still be clear in her own.
    I agree - she often remains the voice of reason in these sort of situations and can really bring the whole group's tangents back to the heart of the matter. She tends to be a bit more liberal too which is probably why I like hearing her speak...

    Tomorrow's guests look interesting. Two comedians are promoting a documentary film that they're featured in called "Stand Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age." I looked it up and it's part of PBS' "Crossroads" series - which I've really enjoyed in the past. Has anyone else caught a "Crossroads" special?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby;2960194;

    Tomorrow's guests look interesting. Two comedians are promoting a documentary film that they're featured in called "Stand Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age." I looked it up and it's part of PBS' "Crossroads" series - which I've really enjoyed in the past. Has anyone else caught a "Crossroads" special?
    I have not, but might just need to check this one out. Do you happen to know which of the 5 comedians are going to be on The View? I adore Ahmed Ahmed. I first took notice of him as a buddy of Vince Vaughn's, but I found his story in The Wild West Comedy Tour documentary they did to be the best and most compelling. He won me over so much in that I will watch anything he's associated with!

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    My jaw dropped when I saw this little bit of info!

    Barbara Walters reveals past affair with US senator - Yahoo! News

    Barbara Walters reveals past affair with US senator By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer
    Thu May 1, 7:14 PM ET



    NEW YORK - After three decades of keeping mum, Barbara Walters now says she had a past affair with married U.S. Senator Edward Brooke, whom she remembers as "exciting" and "brilliant."

    Appearing on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" scheduled to air Tuesday, Walters shares details of her relationship with Brooke that lasted several years in the 1970s, according to a transcript of the show provided to The Associated Press.

    A moderate Republican from Massachusetts who took office in 1967, Brooke was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the Senate. Both he and Walters knew that public knowledge of their affair could have ruined his career as well as hers, Walters says.

    At the time, the twice-divorced Walters was a rising star in TV news and co-host of NBC's "Today" show, but would soon jump to ABC News, where she has enjoyed unrivaled success. Her affair with Brooke, which never before came to light, had ended before he lost his bid for a third term in 1978.

    Brooke later divorced, and has since remarried. Calls to a listing for Brooke in Miami by The Associated Press were not immediately returned Thursday.

    Walters is the guest of Oprah Winfrey to discuss her new memoir, "Audition," which covers her long career in television, as well as her off-camera life. On "Oprah," Walters recounts a phone call from a friend who urged her to stop seeing Brooke.

    "He said, 'This is going to come out. This is going to ruin your career,'" then reminded her that Brooke was up for re-election a year later. "'This is going to ruin him. You've got to break this off.'"

    Winfrey asks Walters if she was in love.

    "I was certainly I don't know I was certainly infatuated."

    "Infatuated."

    "I was certainly involved," Walters says. "He was exciting. He was brilliant. It was exciting times in Washington."

    Also during the program, Walters chokes up while describing the struggles of her older sister Jackie, who was mentally retarded. Walters confesses that, as a child, she sometimes felt embarrassed by Jackie.

    "She stuttered terribly. People made fun of her. People made fun of me," Walters says. "I didn't bring friends home. I felt terribly guilty because she was very loving and I didn't always feel that way."

    Jackie Walters died in 1985 of ovarian cancer.

    "When I think of her, because she was beautiful and loving and all of that, it makes me cry."

    Brooke served two full terms from 1967 to 1979, taking on the populist causes of low-income housing, increasing the minimum wage and mass transit. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004, an honor only 21 U.S. senators have received.

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    I'm so sick of news reports interrupting programming. I didn't see the Gwyneth Paltrow interview because the news wanted to show an update from the attorney generals office. Unless its earth shattering news I'll find out later when I watch the news. The same news also interrupted Rachel Ray's recipe. I'm about to kick the tv!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veruka;2960224;
    I have not, but might just need to check this one out. Do you happen to know which of the 5 comedians are going to be on The View? I adore Ahmed Ahmed. I first took notice of him as a buddy of Vince Vaughn's, but I found his story in The Wild West Comedy Tour documentary they did to be the best and most compelling. He won me over so much in that I will watch anything he's associated with!
    Sorry I'm just getting to this - I LOVE Ahmed Ahmed too - he is super funny (and kinda cute to boot). He wasn't on The View appearance (it was Dean Obeidallah and Tissa Hami) but he's definitely featured in the documentary. [Edit] Big fan of his....
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    I can't stand KKK Elisabeth....Barbara fired the wrong person. Every time this Bush lover speaks I want to throw my TV out the window. Thank goodness for Whoopi, Sherry and Joy ....I LOVE Joy and how she gives KKK Elisabeth a hard time.

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