For 18 seasons, “The View” has been one of the crown jewels of ABC Daytime programming block. But in a significant restructuring that could foreshadow the management style of incoming president Ben Sherwood, ABC’s daytime executives are losing oversight of the show, Variety has learned.
Starting today, “The View” will be part of the non-fiction branch of programming within ABC News, which produces the documentary series “NY Med.” The talk show will now be in the growing portfolio of ABC News president James Goldston, Sherwood’s right-hand man who helped revamp “Good Morning America.”
“Moving ‘The View’ to our non-fiction programming group now allows it to fully draw on the vast resources of ABC News and our team in New York, where the show is based right next door,” Goldston says in a memo Variety obtained from the network that will circulate to staffers on Thursday morning. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to work with this terrific team.”
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In all honesty, as long as they continue to pack the show with brain-dead harpies that think calling yourself a Liberal automatically makes you an expert in everything, then they will continue to lose their audience. There only so much regurgitation even Liberals can tolerate, without serious repackaging.
“We’ve been talking about all the power that’s been sitting on the sidelines of our electoral system, as the demographics of our state are changing,” Rev. Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta tells his congregation, who are sitting on plastic chairs and taking notes in their Bibles. “Everybody’s talking about all the power voters of color have.”
“I can’t stand here and tell you which way to swing it,” Warnock says to the knowing laughter of the crowd. “But I’m trying to tell you that you got the power to swing the state which ever way you want to swing it.”
Georgia Democrats — especially Senate candidate Michelle Nunn — are relying on pastors like Warnock to get the black vote out, especially since African-Americans traditionally don’t show up in large numbers at the polls in non-presidential election years.
“If they were to hit 30 percent of the vote being African-American, they’re in the game,” Ralph Reed, the Republican political operative in Atlanta and longtime Christian conservative activist, says of the Georgia Democrats. “Anything below that, and they’ll lose. Anything above that, and it’s probably too close to call.”
To reach that threshold, Democrats in the state have gone nasty in recent days: They are stirring up racial fears in the black community, outraging conservatives and talk radio hosts in the state who call it racial demagoguery at its worst.
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Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is taking heat after she implied she is struggling in her re-election campaign because she is a woman, and President Obama is unpopular in her state because he is black.
Landrieu, who is engaged in a tight race to keep her Senate seat, made the comments in an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd.
“To be very, very honest with you, the South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” she said. “It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader. It’s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place, so we’ve had to work a little bit harder on that.”
Landrieu’s comments were immediately slammed by her main opponent, Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy. Cassidy told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly the people of Louisiana have suffered under Obama’s policies, and instead of insulting them Landrieu needs to focus on policy.
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A former Marine who served in Iraq says he’s been banned from his daughter’s Maryland high school after a heated argument over a lesson on Islam.
Kevin Wood told MyFoxDC.com that he went to La Plata High School in La Plata, a town about 30 miles southeast of Washington, and challenged a history assignment requiring students to list the benefits of Islam. He said the meeting with the vice principal got heated; the school said he made a threat and banned the Iraq veteran from school property.
“I have witnesses that have said I did not threaten anybody,” he told the station. “I don’t force my religious views on them, so don’t force your religious views on me.”
The three-page assignment asked questions including, “How did Muslim conquerors treat those they conquered?”
A homework assignment obtained by MyFoxDC.com showed the “correct” answer was, “With tolerance, kindness and respect,” an absolute lie.
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