"Joining The View ladies to discuss her book Sage-ing While Age-ing, now in paperback, [Shirley] MacLaine was expressing interest in wanting to know the reason behind Hitler, when [Elizabeth] Hasselbeck interrupted with a question about radionics, saying, “You use a machine to mix things like urine, sterile water, mold spores, dogs’ hair. What exactly is that? That had me wondering.”
MacLaine replied, “Homeopathy can be made with radionics. I don’t know enough scientifically to talk about it without looking in my book because I had to do a lot of research.”
“But this is something you mix and drink? Is it a concoction that is for / to cleanse?” Hasselbeck continued to press, prompting MacLaine to shoot her a look and say flatly, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Following the commercial break, Hasselbeck whipped out MacLaine’s book and read excerpts about the Oscar-winning actress’ practice of mixing toxins with urine, implementing radionics to cleanse it and then drinking the water that remains.
It’s a homeopathic remedy to which MacLaine ascribes, called “The Law of Similars."
-- Maggie Taylor, who seems to think “I don’t know what you’re talking about” is a witty and/or defensible comeback, on GayWired.com
Oh, she knew: Shirley MacLaine knew that if she copped to drinking urine, on live television, her cover of "normalcy" would've been blown forever. Also, she can't explain "scientifically" what she's written about - without checking her book?
The fact MacLaine got away with this, on Hasselbeck's show, speaks volumes about the extent of liberal bias the other women of The View exhibit - how they're more than willing to let their friend and co-host, Elizabeth Hasslebeck, spin in the wind, even when she's correct, just because she's a conservative.