As the 2024 Presidential race heats up, the spotlight is on potential Republican candidates. But, as usual, the left is missing the mark on the important issues. Whoopi Goldberg, co-host on ABC’s “The View”, recently found herself confused between two Republican senators and made a remark which had Senator Tim Scott hit back.
Meanwhile, another co-host, Alyssa Farah Griffin, who served as a member of former President Donald Trump’s staff, raised concerns about the teaching of critical race theory in schools. Goldberg interrupted her to falsely claim that “elements of critical race theory are not being taught to five-year-olds!” This is simply not true.
Critical race theory has been taught in K-12 schools and a poll in October showed that the majority of high school students have been taught some aspects of CRT. Goldberg is wrong again, but her dismissive attitude is what is truly dangerous.
In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has taken a strong stand against the teaching of CRT in schools, and in a recent move, he eliminated an AP African American History course that included teachings on “queer theory”.
While Griffin disagreed with the move, she rightly pointed out that there are concerns about the teaching of CRT, especially to young children. Goldberg, however, wouldn’t let Griffin finish her thought, and instead took issue with DeSantis’ decision, claiming that he was “banning black history”. This is a gross misrepresentation of the issue, and Griffin was right to point out that erasing history is more dangerous than bringing in theories, especially at a college level.
Goldberg seems to have a very dismissive attitude when it comes to Republicans and conservative values. She has shown a pattern of not doing her research and instead, spouting falsehoods. In February, she made another controversial remark when she suggested that all police officers are the problem and that reform must come from the ground up.
This blanket statement is not only dangerous, but it also misses the mark. Police officers, like any profession, have bad actors, but to suggest that all police officers are the problem is simply untrue.
It’s time for Hollywood celebrities to stop spreading lies about Republicans and conservative values. Their dismissive attitude is harmful, and their disregard for the facts is not only embarrassing but also dangerous.
We need to have a rational discussion about the issues that matter, and we need to do so with facts, not feelings. It’s time to put the fake news and the fake outrage aside and focus on what’s really important: making America great again.