The View is a political powerhouse hiding in plain sight

May 20, 2019 - Quartz

The View, when it makes headlines, is often dismissed as a gossipy chatfest or a catty “lion’s den.” And, yes, the ABC morning talk show, co-hosted by a panel of five women, deserves some of the condescension. See its archive of ungracious on-air arguments between the hosts, saved online by loyal watchers, as evidence.

But The View, which has appeared weekdays since 1997, is also more serious and influential than many non-fans might realize. Consider that former Vice President Joe Bi...