April 24, 2008

Elizabeth Hasselbeck Acting "White" Again...

Via NewsBusters, a transcript of a recent episode of The View, the show in which three aesthetically-challenged Democrats gang up on a gorgeous blonde Republican:

SHERRI SHEPHERD: But youíve seen, you know, your entire lifetime youíve seen people in positions of power that look like you. I, I am- the first time in my life, I am seeing a man thatís running who looks like me.

ELIZABETH HASSELBECK: Iíve never seen a president that looks like me.

[laughter]

SHEPHERD: They look like you. They are white and they look like you. ...[Obama's candidacy] shows young black men that they can have a voice in politics. It shows my son Jeffrey that he can do the same thing too.

HASSELBECK: Iím not against the idea [of voting for a black candidate or female candidate]. I just- Iím against the idea of not just looking beyond the things which have prevented them from being in office. We need to step away from [race and gender] a little bit and look at the entire picture. Thatís all Iím saying.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Itís a very- and I say this with a huge amount of love. Itís a very white way to look at it.

HASSELBECK: What do you mean?

GOLDBERG: And I, Iím saying this with love, so I understand, because itís never.

HASSELBECK: Let me take off my "white" goggles.

SHEPHERD: You canít. I wish you could. You canít.

GOLDBERG: But you canít. Thatís what Iím trying to explain.

OK, is it now acceptable for people of one race to say that people of another race aren't capable of understanding things?

Would it be acceptable, for example, for a white male to say that there are things that black women like Whoopi Goldberg are just incapable of understanding?

I'm thinking not. I'm thinking the race pimps would come out of the woodwork over that.

Double standard, much?

By Ragnar Danneskjold, Typical Bitter Gun-Clinger at 05:49 PM | Comments |