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.