You guys are the best. You watch these shows and try to explain the inanity in a sane matter. With humor and snark. Often, I watch bits and pieces, while I record it (hoping for an epic moment). I saw the BW hit Sherri/Sherri hit BW thing go by so fast, and you guys analyzed it so I don't have to watch. So sad that these moments get more interest than whatever junk was dribbling out of their mouths at the time. It looked like Sherri acted like Barbara hit her ... and we have chronicled the many times that BW's claws flail around, with Sherri being in the line of fire, so to speak. Maybe she reacted that way out of habit.
Yeah, I thought that Whoopi used to like Bill O. Guess she had a change of heart. He's a pompous windbag, and I take what he has to say with a grain or two of salt. He's playing a character, like they all do. Underneath, though, I suspect he's a jerk. Haven't we moved beyond "black teen pregnancies" to just "teen pregnancies?" It is 2014, ya know. Aren't we concerned with all teen pregnancies? Plenty of white gals, etc., birthing babies. Maybe President Obama could do more, but I also think Bush and any other President should have a stand on the issue and address the root causes for all people in this country. It's a universal issue. In this day and age, not much to do with race, except in general terms, and general terms aren't always very useful.
This show is so lame when it comes to discussing issues that have been debated for decades. This is where I DO fault Barbara. She lived and reported all through the sixties, the seventies, the eighties, etc. etc. "We" thought we had come to a national consensus on lots of issues. Women have rights. Blacks have rights. Now homosexuals have rights. There is a theme here. Humans have rights!!. Now "we" see these issues trivialized, trotted out as wrong. It's like "we" have to reinvent the toaster (hah) all over again! Deja vu and all that. Barbara acts like she is discussing women in the workplace for the first time!! Do we have to defend equal pay for the same job? Really? The half-wits at the table can't discuss a semi-complicated issue for the life of them! Even Barbara, due to age, or whatever, sounds stupid and ill-informed.
It just goes along with the overall dumbing down and fluffing up of the show. Jenny is a nice enough gal, but has no sense of history at all, and little understanding of "women's issues." After that display of teenage excitement over her engagement and of course the honkin' ring (because that is important, right? The size of the ring, the type of stone, the cut, color, and clarity, the resale, er, retail value. It's correlated to the love the man feels for the woman. Or the size of her breasts. Not sure) I'm mostly over Jenny. She can't contribute much of anything I would find useful in any way.
Same goes for Sherri. She is loving the "haters" thing. She is feeding off the negative energy of twitter. I guess it motivates her to "show us." It shows us, all right. I see her clearly, and again, she has nothing to offer me, as a viewer.
Whoopi is the best of the bunch. I'll leave it at that.