If you love daytime television, this may not be the article for you. Network programs produced by women for women between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM have always seemed a bit creepy. Creating these TV ghettos just feels a bit 1950. Let’s face it — it’s not like June Cleaver is sitting at home anymore. And a classic case of the day-time blues would be none other than that bastion of lefty-weird-women known as The View.
It was all started back in 1997 by veteran journalist Barbara WaWa. You remember her. She’s the one who was smitten with Fidel Castro. Anyway, Barbara has since said happy trails to her pals at The View and probably can be found on the beaches of Havana in her bikini. Still, The View trudges on with the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Paula Faris, Sara Haines and the one-and-only Joy Behar. You remember her; she’s the gal who, during the 2016 campaign, said she thought Bernie Sanders was “hot.” Now you know for sure that there’s got to be a screw loose somewhere.
Well, on the April 3rd edition of The View, Ms. Behar came – shall we say – undone. No, it wasn’t another hot flash for Bernie, but rather a red-faced rant about the president. I guess Donald Trump is not her type. Perhaps that’s the understatement of the year.
Here’s the set-up: The ladies were discussing North Korea and the Russia-Trump connection (or lack thereof). Why these three decided on that topic is beyond me. As a woman, I can safely say they would have been better discussing the big news in the business world today – that the Veg-O-Matic company is about to go public. You know the one. They always have the ads that say: “But wait! There’s more!”
But no. They eschewed the Veg-O-Matic for North Korea and Trump. When suddenly, Ms. Behar went into a temper tantrum of sorts. Here’s what she said:
Everybody face it, he needs to be taken out of office. He needs to be impeached. He is a menace. You say Kim Jong — what do you call him — Kim Jong-yum-yum is crazy? So is he. So is he. Let’s Get real. Come on. He is nuts and we’re in the middle of it.
One gets the sense that Ms. Joy would have asked for more stringent methods of getting rid of the 45th President, but was worried she might attract the attention of the Secret Service if she said what really was on her mind (as when Madonna said she had contemplated blowing up the White House). Speaking of things on Ms. Behar’s mind — now we’re really in trouble — what is this woman’s problem? Does she ever leave her Upper West Side home for the real world? (If she doesn’t live on the Upper West Side she sure acts like she does.) Or does she think The View is the real world?
Ladies, please, I beg of you, stick to the fashion tips and other hot topics like diet and “What’s your love language?” If you can’t pronounce the name of the Korean head of state, perhaps you are swimming upstream here. At the very least, spare the rest of us your heady menopausal moments and give your audience a break.
No wonder I’ve never watched The View. The hosts are absolutely whacked out on too much caffeine and not enough estrogen.