The news today is that Joy Behar, one of the women on “The View”, calls homeschoolers “demented” during a discussion about what Barak and Michelle Obama should do for their daughters’ education.
The video is no longer available, so I was unable to see it. But I did look around at some of the other things she’s said:
She called Michelle Malkin a Bitch (Read the transcript here. It’s shows a lot about Joy Behar’s character)
Fox News of course, doesn’t like her.
Now, I don’t watch the View. Nor do I really know the full spectrum of what the various people on the show say to each other. I am only basing my opinion on the first two pages that came up on Google when I searched for Joy Behar. She’s a comedian who likes to call people names, especially if she sees them as conservative.
So, being that she’s a comedian, and doesn’t like conservatives, does it really surprise anyone that she said that homeschoolers are demented? Comedians love stereotypes. It’s not likely she’ll be going into a long, well-researched conversation about the nature of modern homeschooling in America.
In fact, as a moderate liberal, I would say that the fact that this woman doesn’t like homeschoolers is a good thing. If she supported homeschooling, it would make me seriously question my choice.
What she’s really saying is that “Fundamentalist Conservatives are demented.” That’s what she has always said, it’s her pattern of thought, and that’s what she means.
In any case, this proves that the dogmatic unthinking liberals (Like I said, I am a liberal, and I am aware that there is ignorance everywhere) still believe in the homeschool stereotype. Fortunately, this kind of thinking seems to be rarer and rarer. Because not only did Joy Behar insult homeschoolers/conservatives in this conversation, apparently the reason she said it was because the other women initally came up with the idea that Obama could homeschool. If they were stuck on the steretype, they would never have suggested that, because obviously, Obama does not fit the stereotype that is in Behar’s mind.