Ever since Whoopi’s Direct From Broadway show aired on HBO many years ago, she’s held a special place in my heart. In the original HBO special, her character Fontaine, who is a junkie, goes to the Anne Frank house. This skit is a profound comment on race and humanity. I was excited to see Whoopi join The View, which is one of my favorite shows to watch when I’m not really watching TV. I was terribly disappointed in her “rape rape” comment about Roman Polanski, for which she’s being skewered all over the net, and deservedly so. Still, she’s got an incredible talent for raising
I adore Whoopi. She can do little wrong in my eyes. I’m soooo disappointed in her lame defense of Roman Polanski. I don’t know what to think. It’s like her brain slid out of her head and onto the floor.
Whoopi and Elisabeth Hasselbeck got into it recently on The View over use of the N-word. You can see the video of the exchange on Us Magazine. Elisabeth, of course, cries, wearing her white guilt on her sleeve. She refuses to understand why it’s alright for black people to use ‘the n-word.’ Of course, she cites the movie Crash as her politically correct credentials. Whoopi makes two important points in response. First, she explains that when black people use ‘the N-word,’ they have taken it from the hands of white people who use it against them. She says, “This is a word that has meaning
Well, it’s official. Whoopi Goldberg is the new co-host on The View. I’m very excited about this development.
I love The View and once Rosie joined I started watching it frequently. I did indeed see the spat between Rosie and Elisabeth. It was rough, and it was synechdochic of the state our country is in between left and right, I think. The gossip is that Whoopi is going to take Rosie’s place. That’s exciting news.
Watch this. It’s Michelle Malkin’s response to Rosie’s “Ching Chong Chinese” on The View, which I posted about a while back. Ok, Ok, I know it’s Michelle Malkin, but it makes a great point. Of course, when you do something racist like Rosie did, you leave yourself open to this kind of valid response. It’s unfortunate that Rosie is fodder for someone in the right wing like Michelle. Just because Malkin is ultra-conservative, doesn’t mean she cannot launch these criticisms. I hate when this kind of thing happens, because it means people like Malkin can accuse you of hypocrisy. That just sucks.
In my deepest disappointment, Rosie O’Donnell’s racist “Ching Chong Chinese” on the View. I’ve been liking her co-hosting stint lately, until this. I don’t know why she succumbed to this bit of racism, but I guess she didn’t know any better. It’s an example of white obliviousness when white people who are generally progressive make jokes about immigrant accents by exaggerating and mimicking them. There’s no excuse for this behavior, especially when it’s televised for the world to see: