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The New Whoopi? Or the Old Rosie?


When Whoopi Goldberg debuted yesterday on "The View"  her objective was clear. Her plan was to say something controversial to get the press talking about the show’s newest addition. Say something edgy that will get the media's attention and garner the show all sorts of free publicity. Create a buzz.

But, what the Whoopster did was about as bad as every movie she's ever acted in (with the exception of â"The Color Purple" and maybe "Ghost") What she said wasn't controversial. It was just stupid.

Goldberg decides to take on the issue of Michael Vick and dogfighting -- one of the most sensitive topics currently on the minds of the American public -- and defend a man who did something so deplorable that most people in the news don'twant to touch it for fear of saying the wrong thing. But, not Whoopi -- oh no. The woman enjoys doing things that she knows will piss people off. (Example: Ted Danson in black face.)

Then, this morning, Goldberg back tracks big-time and declares that she wasn't defending Michael Vick’s actions at all. Well, it sure sounded to me like she was. There's only one thing worse than saying something stupid and that'sdenying it later. That means that she does not even have the class to accept responsibility for what she said and makes it look even more like she was saying something controversial just to get her name in the paper.

Stay tuned. This could be the coming of Rosie, Part II. Barbara Walters is already auditioning for a replacement for Goldberg if she has any brains at all.

This appeared on TMZ this morning. I totally agree with the woman from PETA.

Whoopi is the new Rosie on "The View," in more ways than one! It's only her first day on the job, and she's already pissed off a whole lotta people, including animal rights group PETA. Goldberg defended Michael Vick by saying there are things that are "indicative to certain parts of our country," ... meaning the South.

PETA President Michelle Cho fired off an email to Whoopi that very politely said just how ignorant Whoopi's statement was. "I think a lot of people who live and work in the South -- as PETA does -- will not appreciate the "view" that cruelty to dogs is an accepted Southern pastime. Those who fight dogs do so in New York, Chicago, and even the Republic of Ireland, and what unites them is lawlessness and callousness, not whether they eat grits or Belgian waffles for breakfast." Cho went on to say that "animals are as vulnerable to abuse as children are, and they need your voice more than Vick does right now." Whoops!

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By rjlight on September 05, 2007 at 08:25 pm
And you wanted Whoopi on the show. I tuned in right after her controversial remark -- missed it! The rest of the time she didn't say much of anything and I wonder if she wanted to take it back right after she said it.
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By DJ Fairchild on September 06, 2007 at 11:38 am
I never watched The View but a couple of times. That show never really did anything for me. A bunch of women with opinions. As far as Whoopi's comment about Michael Vick fighting dogs, it's wrong, why defend someone that has done something against animals that can't stand up fight for their rights. Michael Vick is wrong in what he did and he needs to suffer the consequences just like anyone else would breaking animal rights laws. It doesn't matter who you are. Abuse is abuse!
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