What I Miss On Daytime Television

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Not much, apparently. 

I hear/read a lot about "The View".  Seems those women are always fighting about something.  But this video made me spit up my Pepsi.

One of the co-hosts of The View, Sherri Shepherd (center), said she didn’t believe in evolution.  So co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked her if she believed the world was flat or round. She wasn’t able to answer, using the excuse that she was too busy being a good little housewife to think about complicated things like matters that science settled hundreds of years ago. Amazing.

Partial transcript:

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Is the world flat?

SHERRI SHEPHERD: Is the world flat? (laughter)


SHEPHERD: …I Don’t know.

GOLDBERG: What do you think?

SHEPHERD: I… I never thought about it, Whoopi. Is the world flat? I never thought about it.

BARBARA WALTERS: You’ve never thought about whether the world was round or flat?

SHEPHERD: I tell you what I’ve thought about. How I’m going to feed my child–

WALTERS: Well you can do both.

SHEPERD: …how I’m going to take care of my family. The world, is the world flat has never entered into, like that has not been an important thing to me.

ELIZABETH HASSELBECK: You’ll teach your son, Jeffery, right?

SHEPHERD: If my son, Jeffery, asks me ‘is the world flat,’ I guess I would go…

JOY BEHAR: You know, didn’t some person already work this question out? I mean, why are we doing this again? (laughter, applause)

I love that excuse, bu the way:  after the exhausting work of feeding her son and presumably doing other feminine duties, Shepherd has had no time to consider whether or not the earth is flat or round.

That’s all very well and good, but it bears the question: then why is this women giving opinions on a national television show?