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Saturday, September 19, 2015

They Said What?

I can't for the life of me believe that two of the co-hosts on the View went on the attack earlier this week against Miss Colorado and her appearance during the talent part of the Miss America pageant.  Kelley Johnson, who is a nurse, gave a monologue about her patient Joe, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and not being "just a nurse." The two co-hosts mocked her for having a "doctor's" stethoscope around her neck, being dressed in scrubs and lacking any talent.  I saw the clip of Kelley's monologue and I found it to be unique for the talent component of the pageant. I thought that she did a great job.  

For the women on the View to respond as they did just shows as to how out of touch and self-absorbed they really are on this show, which again is FOR WOMEN.  It is certainly not a show that I have ever watched--only read about.  Of late, it is making the news for hirings, firings, fights among the co-hosts, attacks on political affiliations and most recently, Whoopi Goldberg, another co-host defending Bill Cosby ,who is being accused as a serial rapist for over the last four decades.  And, now this.  

Taking on a nurse and her profession, which is one of the most trusted and respected all in the US for the last umpteen years, is crazy.  What are you smoking, ladies?  You must have a screw loose to attack this woman, who actually was a runner up in this year's Miss America pageant.  For so many of us, nurses have touched our lives in so many wonderful ways and for them to be attacked and mocked is mind boggling.  

Finally, the View is paying the ultimate price for their actions.  Two major sponsors, Johnson & Johnson and Eggland, have pulled their sponsorships.  Hopefully, more will follow suit.  These are out-of-touch women who are supposed to be discussing issues facing women; and if this is the best that they have, the show deserves to be cancelled.  Boy, do they miss Barbara Walters, the show's creator and host since the late nineties.  Once she retired and turned it over to this lot, the show continues to be an embarrassment.

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