Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the young Conservative panelist on The View, has just repeated the lie (debunked some time ago) that Sarah Palin is the Commander of the States National Guard in a time of War - implying that Palin is responsible for leading troops in the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I explained on this blog how this was simply untrue, and I pointed out what the role of a Governor was in the military's National Guard system. The lie has already been debunked by military commanders. I won't repeat myself on that...since that lie died a quick death about 2-3 weeks ago.
But I just want to know, why are airheads like Hasselbeck allowed on major network television? I don't know that much about this woman, because I am not a fan of The View. What qualifies her to be on a national talk show? Other than being attractive, I really don't understand it. Is that the only requirement for having access to such a major pulpit... attractiveness? So any attractive idiot can have a TV show? This is why I don't watch much Television, especially network TV.
When I saw the clip of this story on CNN, I was annoyed by the fact that someone so ignorant could be on a major TV show and could potentially shape the opinions of millions of Americans. It's not surprising, because I know that entertainment TV is full of idiots, but I do find it annoying.