Reality Distortion Field?
TVNewser’s Merril Knox notes an interview that Elisabeth Hasselbeck gave to E TV. This part jumped out at me…
“I think the greatest thing about where I am now is my opinion really doesn’t matter as much as maybe it did in a debate forum.”
Is she serious?
Of course her opinion matters…more so than it ever did on The View where she was constantly marginalized by the other liberals on the panel. She was hired, deliberately, to address a particular demographic on a show which FNC execs constantly remind us isn’t a news show and thus is supposedly exempt from news show standards (inarguably B.S…but whatever)…a show which caters to a specific Point of View.
Hasselbeck’s opinion absolutely matters. If she fell off the couch and landed on her head and forgot her conservative leanings and suddenly started spouting liberal ideology…well…things would become increasingly uncomfortable for her rather quickly.
To argue otherwise is either A) a fool’s errand, or, B) self-delusional.