TV personalities who pretend to be news commentators, even of the smallest magnitude, need to foster the illusion that they know what they’re talking about. Otherwise, they look foolish.
They look like Whoopi Goldberg of “The View,” who once opined with a straight face that Joe Biden, if elected, should appoint his wife, “Dr. Jill” Biden, as Surgeon General. The clueless actress even went so far as to pronounce Mrs. Biden a “hell of a doctor — she’s an amazing doctor.” The joke, of course, on the low-information host is that Jill Biden has a doctorate in education. Her insistence on being address as “Dr. Biden” is clearly a manifestation of some unsatisfied need her life, but that’s another story.
Goldberg was at it again yesterday when the topic turned to the Georgia Senate run-offs. Displaying her vice-like grasp of the facts, she clearly enunciated the name of RNC chief Ron A. McDaniel, using masculine pronouns in subsequent references. The problem this time is that RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel is a woman, as her actual name suggests. Goldberg even cued up a video — which she had clearly not previewed — of McDaniel speaking in Georgia.
Let’s not get into what’s disgusting here, please. I mean, Georgia Republicans are taking his claims very seriously asking RNC chief Ron A. McDaniel why they should bother voting in the run-off Senate election if Democrats already rigged the outcome? Here’s what he said. [Emphasis added]
If all of that is not sobering enough, consider an article published in the New York Times Magazine in 2019 that reveals “How ‘The View’ Became the Most Important Political TV Show in America.”