ABC’s hidden camera show What Would You Do? has tried, and failed to make its point that Americans are a bunch of intolerant bigots, for twelve years now. Yet with a new season out this Summer, the network is shamelessly hyping its cultural value on their daytime shows. On Tuesday, it was The View hosts turn to sugarcoat the “pop culture phenomenon” that pits Americans against each other, for ratings.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg introduced WWYD host John Quinones: “He's the host of the show that's such a pop culture phenomenon. Many people are positive he's going to walk through the door when they're caught in an awkward social situation,” she gushed.
“Awkward social situation?” An awkward social situation is making small talk with someone you barely know. This show is a social engineering experiment, designed by a liberal television network with a political agenda. Whoopi went on to wonder how great it would be if Quinones was around to mask-shame people out in public:
We've been talking to a lot of folks about viral videos of people not wearing masks in grocery stores and other public places, and then getting mad and sometimes violent when they're called out, what do you think -- would you think that these people should be thinking that you're going pop out with a camera to have them behave better?
The ABC host agreed that would be great, before making a dig at our current political leaders, ie: Trump, for people being angry and sensitive about wearing masks:
Absolutely, I think the world would be a better place if John Quinones and those "What would you do?" cameras were in the next room. Look, there’s little doubt, there’s little doubt that at least part of the reason for all of the anger out there is the divisiveness and insensitivity and outright bad behavior of our political leaders, our celebrities, our social media influencers, I think that kind of behavior when it's bad behavior, it doesn't happen in a vacuum, it's like a virus, it spreads.
The hosts then highlighted a clip from an upcoming episode which uses a little girl as a prop for a debate over immigration. In the episode, which ABC filmed in the border town of El Paso, Texas, a woman argues with several other people about the girl being protected from being sent “back to her country.” ABC had no shame using a child for their own political agenda. The show tweeted a preview of the episode with the sanctimonious question, “What will people do to stand up for a child?”
Quinones explained that “emotions ran really high” because El Paso is 80% Latino, but he seemed surprised as he admitted that they didn’t find there was a consensus on the issue:
Even there, we heard arguments from both sides of the border, both sides of the fence, some people felt that this child should be able to stay in this country. But there were others, even in El Paso with the Latino population so high, that felt that she should be sent to her country, wherever that's from, where she's from.
Co-host Joy Behar also asked if Quinones had seen a change in people’s behavior, from when he started filming the show in 2008.
“So, What Would You Do? has been on the air for 12 years, which is great, during that time, have you seen a change in person's willingness to speak up about certain topics and also who speaks up the most, I’d like to know? What type of person?” Behar asked.
The ABC show host claimed people have turned to “their darkest impulses” in recent years subtly suggesting again this was Trump’s fault. (It's not as if the show hasn't gone after Republican politicians before):
When we started doing this show, people were much more shocked and offended. Today, they're much more willing to resort to their darkest impulses and I think, again, it's because of what we're seeing in our political leaders and among our celebrities.
The people who step in, I think those people who have been raised right, a great line in South Pacific says, you got to be carefully taught, you know, from a very young age, kids who learned about, you know, compassion and love are the first ones to step in and also, folks who have suffered through something themselves. If you have been an abused woman, if you have been bullied as a gay person, you're much more likely to step in because you know what it's been like. You’ve been there.
Notably absent from Quinones’s list of bad influencers? The media. Could that be because his show is one of the worst offenders of stoking racial tensions for ratings?
As you can see in our archive, over its twelve year run, this ABC show has repeatedly failed to make its point that America is filled with a bunch of racist bigots, yet the network still keeps trying to make that happen, even if they have to create fake “realities” to prove their point. Pathetic.