So I was just watching The View (which, I don’t know why, feels embarrassing to admit, but I don’t have cable and so I’m pretty much stuck with whatever daytime TV is on the 3 channels I get when I wanna sit down watch TV while eating lunch — and yes, I eat lunch at 11 a.m., like your grandma) …
ANYWAY, I was watching the View, and Rosie O’Donnell just pointed out that since March 16th, 15 cats and dogs have died due to that whole poisoned-pet-food thing going on and it’s been getting tons of press attention. And yet, in that same time, 29 US soldiers have died in Iraq, and no one seems to care as much about this.
Barbara Walters went off on some thing about how people love their pets, and “for many people, pets are like their children,” and Rosie immediately snapped back, “Yeah, but these ARE people’s children.”
Now some of the other women pointed out that the pet deaths are a new phenomenon, and therefore “newsworthy,” while people have been dying in Iraq for years now, making it not as “newsworthy.” Which is true, from a prevailing standard of newsworthiness viewpoint.
Still, it was pretty great to see Rosie giving Barbara Walters the smackdown for her stupid pet-children comment. Kind of made me less embarrassed to be watching this show. And now they’re discussing whether the bible should be taught in schools. This is kind of a good show!