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Jack L. Key

"The View" is Blind, and Hokey
By Jack L. Key
Dec 19, 2007 - 12:24:10 AM

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I read somewhere the other day Barbara Walters of the TV program "The View" criticized the President and Laura Bush for sending her a "religious" Christmas card. How insensitive, discourteous and plain stupid can one so-called "celebrity" be? Will someone tell me who watches such trash as The View on television? Is the whole program a discussion of lesbianism and secularism, and what happens in the lofts and offices of Manhattan?

First it was Rosie "Fatso" O'Donnell "coming out", then arguments between Donald Trump or other members on who was the most insensitive, or could produce the most ridiculous subjects that gave The View an audience. Then it got personal - naturally. Are these real American women? How boring!

Anyway, I decided to see for myself if the show was really as bad as everyone told me it was, and tuned in one day. It was worse than I'd been told.

Barbara wa-wa, as Walters is affectionately known to her contemporaries - should know better than to show her ignorance of societal mores by trying to separate religion from Christmas. They are synonymous. Did she think Santa Claus was the true Christmas? "All the cards I get at Christmas are non-religious," she said. "Why did the President and Mrs. Bush send me a religious one?"

Right on - why would anyone send a card to this woman?

The TV network's license should be lifted for putting this "program" on the air. Anyone with a third grade education knows why religious cards at Christmas are appropriate as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago. But believe it or not, an argument ensued over that very event between Walters and the other "women celebrities" that make up this hokey show.

I'm old enough to remember when Walters first came to television. Quite different in her manner and appearance then (don't ask how long ago that was). These TV types are adept at fooling us all. Just reading scripts and teleprompters tells us nothing about who they really are. But the longer they stay around, the more we see of them, the more we can see through the shield, then the more they stink up the place.

President and Mrs. Bush are thoughtful, intelligent people who, regardless of one's political leanings, have to be admired for what they have accomplished in ascending to the presidency of this great country. To anyone other than an arrogant Barbara Walters, receiving Christmas greetings from the White House would make one happy and honored to be in the first family's thoughts. Walters made it sound dirty. But then it can be said, and this show proves it, she belittles everything and everyone she is in contact with in one way or another.

Walters' horrid comments towards religion and Christianity's most holy day of Christmas have brought dishonor on us all. Every American who admires and believes in his or her religion should rebel against this evil onslaught by Walters and the network and program she represents.

Next we'll hear from Walters about her rights to freedom of speech. Yes, she does have that right - in this country - but should this ridiculous blather be permitted to be on the air and open to be viewed by our children? I suppose anyone can say whatever they wish, even put down our religious holidays and ridicule our elected leaders. Even those leaders and their family who care enough to send greeting cards even to those who are certainly not their friends, and who then talk about it and other selected idiocies on TV.

Speaking personally, I enjoy honoring the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas. Without Him, there is no Christmas. And thankfully, I can still turn this idiotic, hokey program called "The View" - OFF!



Jack Key is an author and freelance writer. He is also a US Navy veteran and retired healthcare professional. His work appears both in print and electronic media. Contact him at:

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