Sherri Shepherd proves what political consultants know all too well — too many Americans are woefully ignorant — and, worse, apathetic about their ignorance — and that makes it easy to manipulate the sheeple with “truthiness” and repetitive marketing to drill the desired “opinion” into their feeble brains.
This exchange says it all — Whoopi Goldberg asked Ms. Shepherd, who does not believe in evolution, whether the world is round.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Is the world flat?
SHERRI SHEPHERD: Is the world flat? (laughter)
SHEPHERD: …I Don't know.
GOLDBERG: What do you think?
SHEPHERD: I… I never thought about it, Whoopi. Is the world flat? I never thought about it.
The following day she clarified her remarks by saying she had a “senior brain-poopy moment.” I'm not sure that Elisabeth Hasselbeck helped her out much with this additional defense:
HASSELBECK: I don’t think you have to learn to be perfect either… you’re just yourself. I thought you handled that so well yesterday. You said ‘You know I actually, my mind is full of what’s my son doing right now, what am I going to feed him for dinner, I’m a mom.’ Like I think that’s completely fine to say ‘You know what, today I don’t care if the earth is round or flat. I may not care tomorrow, I just wanna know that…’