It appears that the writers for “The View” are more crucial to the show than one might have thought. As the Writers Guild of America strike kicked off on Tuesday, the usually opinionated ladies of ABC’s talk show, including Whoopi Goldberg, seemed to struggle without their usual script.
Many Americans may perceive “The View” as a gathering of wealthy, uninformed women sharing mainstream opinions on the day’s hot topics. However, the writers’ strike exposed a previously unnoticed layer of dependency on those behind the scenes, with Goldberg and her co-hosts failing to adapt smoothly.
Goldberg, the de facto leader of the show, announced at the beginning of the episode that they would be continuing without writers due to the strike, which might lead to some bumps along the way. The hiccups became evident almost instantly.
In a conversation with Brian Teta, the executive producer of “The View,” Goldberg stumbled, asking, “So, Brian, since we don’t have writers, what do you think is next?” Teta responded, mentioning the controversial artificial intelligence program, ChatGPT, known for its leftist political bias and wildly inaccurate, offensive statements.
While the absence of writers posed a challenge for “The View” co-hosts, critics found humor in the situation. It’s worth noting that the show’s most controversial moments are likely not the work of professional writers but rather the co-hosts’ own uninformed perspectives. However, maintaining the show’s flow and staying on the topic clearly requires the expertise of professional writers.
According to an Associated Press report, the writers’ strike may persist for some time, possibly into the fall. As the ladies of “The View” continues to grapple with their newfound lack of support, viewers may be in for a bumpy ride.