I think the fact that I don't like her (Or any of the other people on that show) adds to my aggravation over what she said. I don't watch the show anyway, so I 'voted with my feet' a long time ago, but I think her remark was way past dumb. I think it went into the realm of narrow minded, ignorant, and ugly.To classify a group of people as 'demented' is rude.
Except that's not what she said -- she said "a lot" of homeschoolers are demented, and so they are. Not me of course. :)If she'd said the same thing about school principals or car salesmen or grandmothers, I also would've agreed!
I like Joy Behar too - but, I can't bear to watch The View. Kill me, first :D JJ makes a good point: every group has its embarrassments. Why would homeschoolers be any different? :)
I'll agree her comment was rude Ami but I'll still shrug my shoulders and say, "So what?" People say stupid, rude things on occasion. There are people out there who have real influence, like Stephen Downes (search my blog for more on him), who say stupid, ignorant things who deserve some argument. But one word from a daytime TV personality? Not going get my knickers in a knot.
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