I also highly recommend watching THE VIEW every day. (Yes, that's a pretty faggy thing to say, but go with me.) What Rosie O'Donnell is accomplishing on THE VIEW is amazing. The "Point / Counterpoint" she has with Elisabeth Hasselbeck on this little morning talk show is providing a ton of information to thousands of people every day and is also encouraging intelligent debate.
Although, as I compare Rosie and Elisabeth to the old SNL "Point / Counterpoint" skit, I have to say that I would love it if just once, the "intelligent debate" devolved into Rosie doing her best Dan Aykroyd impersonation and saying to Elizabeth...
"Elisabeth, you ignorant slut!"
It will never happen, but I can dream, can't I?
After watching REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER this past Friday night, I now have another television program to add to my list of MUST SEE TV for a country living in the G.W. Dark Ages - - BILL MOYERS JOURNAL on PBS.
The first installment of BILL MOYERS JOURNAL is entitled BUYING THE WAR with a subtitle that reads, "How Did The Mainstream Press Get It So Wrong?"
Bill Maher interviewed Mr. Moyers via satellite at the beginning of the show last Friday and Moyers critical analysis of the Bush Administration and our current day media is a revelation.
The full interview from Friday's show is in the clip below. It includes this quote from Mr. Moyers...
"How many Americans is this President willing to sacrifice on the alter of his ego? Because what he's saying is, 'Step aside Iraqis and let our guys die.'"
He's brilliant. Watch it.
BUYING THE WAR airs Wednesday at 9pm on WTTW here in Chicago. Skip LOST and watch it. Nothing ever happens on that damn island anyway.