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Whoopi Goldberg criticizes 'New York Times' for not mentioning her Oscar. UPDATE: NYT responds
EW.com (Entertainment Weekly) ^ | February 14, 2011 | Ken Tucker

Posted on 02/15/2011 10:55:09 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Whoopi Goldberg bitterly criticized The New York Times on Monday morning’s The View for not mentioning that she had won an Oscar in a Sunday piece about the paucity of black actors who have won Academy Awards.

Goldberg, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the 1990 film Ghost, said, “I am embarrassed to tell you it hurt me terribly.” She was referring to a piece titled “Hollywood’s Whiteout,” written by film critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott.

The piece lamented the lack of Oscar nominations and wins for black actors, noting that Denzel Washington and Halle Berry had won Oscars nine years ago.

“Real change seemed to have come to movies or at least the Academy, which had given statuettes to a total of seven black actors in the previous 73 years,” the authors wrote.

“After Mr. Washington and Ms. Berry, there would be Jamie Foxx, Forest Whitaker (both Best Actors), Morgan Freeman (Best Supporting Actor), Jennifer Hudson, and Mo’Nique (Best Supporting Actresses).”

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UPDATE: THE NEW YORK TIMES RESPONDS

A spokesperson for The New York Times responded to EW:

“The error lies with those who are reading the story incorrectly. The point of the piece was not to name every black actor or actress who has been awarded an Oscar, it was to draw a comparison between the number who won prior to 2002 (the year Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won) and those who have won since.

And the story states very clearly that in 73 years, prior to 2002, only seven black actors/actresses won Oscars.”

(Excerpt) Read more at watching-tv.ew.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hasselbeck; oscar; view; whoopi
New York Times should run an article headlined "Whoopi Goldberg Makes Ass Of Self."

But that wouldn't exactly be NEWS, would it?

Get that chip fixed, Whoopi.

1 posted on 02/15/2011 10:55:22 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I never understood why the gave her an Oscar anyway.
On her best day she could not lick Hattie McDaniel’s shoes clean, Hattie won an Oscar for “Gone With The Wind” by the way and had absolutely no use for the NAACP.


2 posted on 02/15/2011 10:59:23 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Did they mention that the source of her name is her constant flatulance?

I’d say it’s a wash.


3 posted on 02/15/2011 10:59:45 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Boo fricking hoo! Got her feelers hurt. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the feel-good liberal left in all its glory.


4 posted on 02/15/2011 10:59:57 AM PST by bertrand
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Well, after all, she the Oscar whining actress Whoopi Goldberg.
5 posted on 02/15/2011 11:00:44 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

What am I missing? Whoopi won in 1990. The NYT listed the black actors who won prior to 2002. They did not mention her. The NYT seems to feel that the report was accurate. I don’t see how it could be.


6 posted on 02/15/2011 11:01:42 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Whoopie was cheated out of an Oscar for her work in The Color Purple and has never been happy with the Academy. Remember the big winner that go around? Stupid movie about how romantic it is to be a white woman running a plantation into the ground.


7 posted on 02/15/2011 11:03:18 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Whoopie has a dick? I knew it. I KNEW it.


8 posted on 02/15/2011 11:04:38 AM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

You’d think at some point she’d get tired of whinning so much!!!

Whoopie is a gaping rectum.


9 posted on 02/15/2011 11:05:33 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Hotdog, meet hallway.


10 posted on 02/15/2011 11:08:20 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I agree with you. NYT should have mentioned her.


11 posted on 02/15/2011 11:08:20 AM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
The ‘Whoopi Cushion’ was appropriately named.
12 posted on 02/15/2011 11:12:01 AM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
If I wrote such a piece, it would contain something like...

"...and just to prove that the Oscars really are meaningless, let it be known that even Whoopi Goldberg received one. These are just like the Nobel Peace Prize. ..."

13 posted on 02/15/2011 11:12:50 AM PST by GingisK
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
“After Mr. Washington and Ms. Berry, there would be Jamie Foxx, Forest Whitaker (both Best Actors), Morgan Freeman (Best Supporting Actor), Jennifer Hudson, and Mo’Nique (Best Supporting Actresses).”

What are they whining about? Since 2002 there have been 8 Oscars, with a total of 32 nominations for actors and actresses.

Blacks have won 5 of the 32, or 16%. That's about 50% more than their percentage of the population.

14 posted on 02/15/2011 11:15:00 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: ClearCase_guy

They did not “list” those prior to 2002, they mentioned a couple and then listed those who won after 2002 and said a total of seven had one prior to 2002 without listing them.

At least according to the article. I didn’t go to the Times itself.


15 posted on 02/15/2011 11:15:34 AM PST by bkepley
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To: ClearCase_guy; Jane Austen

From the comments:

“Wow, I’m surprised by how many of you missed the point of this article, do Americans read anymore?

The article was talking about how things seemed to be progressing and then you reach this year where the Oscars are “whiter” than they have been in years, and the year itself in movies is whiter than it’s been in years.

The article is questioning whether things are in a backwards momentum or if this year there’s just an Academy. My biggest problem with Whoopi’s outrage, and the thing that she should feel most foolish about, is the fact that the article only mentioned 2 of the pre-2002 7 black Oscar winners.

She’s so self aggrandizing that she couldn’t recognize that she wasn’t the only black Oscar winner not mentioned.

And jmcg: to list all of the winners wouldn’t have served the purpose of the article. There’s no reason why people can’t do the research on their own rather than having all the facts handed to them on a silver platter.”


16 posted on 02/15/2011 11:15:53 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The "11th Commandment" applies to Republicans, not RINOs.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

The non-mention has more to do with the minor category of her award than with her pigmentation.


17 posted on 02/15/2011 11:16:54 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
I never understood why the gave her an Oscar anyway.
Pick one:
18 posted on 02/15/2011 11:17:15 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

You left off “stupidity.”


19 posted on 02/15/2011 11:18:30 AM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: JPG

Actually, that’s why she took the name “Whoopi”. Her mother convinced her to use Goldberg instead of Cushion.


20 posted on 02/15/2011 11:20:24 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Goldberg, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the 1990 film Ghost, said, “I am embarrassed to tell you it hurt me terribly.”

My, my, Whoopi, what a big EGO you have.

21 posted on 02/15/2011 11:22:35 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

But it wasn’t rape rape


22 posted on 02/15/2011 11:23:27 AM PST by MSgt Smith
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Same reason they gave Denzel Washington an oscar, even though the movie he recieved it for was not even close to any of his best performances.

And to make matters worse, Denzel’s oscar was not just about affirmative action quotas because Training Day was a sub par movie by that years Oscar standards, but it was the hollywood equivalent of a “pity f@#$” because he been in the business for a long time and never won one. Everyone, including Denzel, knew this when he won it.


23 posted on 02/15/2011 11:36:22 AM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Sounds like Senator Dianne “Call me Senator General, I earned that title” Feinstein.


24 posted on 02/15/2011 12:03:07 PM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

What a day, we have Mooselimbs fighting gay people in the UK and now Whoooopi fighting the NYT, so many shows... so little popcorn :)


25 posted on 02/15/2011 12:06:26 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Affirmative action Oscars, just like the affirmative action Pulitzer MSNBC’s Gene Robinson is so proud of. There's another affirmative action columnist named Leonard Pitts, who writes like an angry high school kid playing the race card. Giving awards to undeserving people based on their race just denigrates (that's not a racist word, Leonard) the real achievements of people of that race.
26 posted on 02/15/2011 12:07:33 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: kevinm13

That was Babs Boxer.


27 posted on 02/15/2011 12:08:41 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

She (it) should just place an ad in the NYT. Problem solved!


28 posted on 02/15/2011 12:08:44 PM PST by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Embarrassed??? She should be embarrassed for looking like a POS! This clown ever bathe????????????????? Her hair alone must have 10 pounds of dirt in it. Can you imagine the smell of this beast if you ever got close to her????? And that’s not even mentioning a raging yeast infection!!!!!! Ted Dason should have had his wiener cut off after dipping it in that rat hole!


29 posted on 02/15/2011 12:09:03 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: ClearCase_guy
What am I missing? Whoopi won in 1990. The NYT listed the black actors who won prior to 2002. They did not mention her. The NYT seems to feel that the report was accurate. I don’t see how it could be.

You're reading things backwards. All of the actors named won theirs after 2002 as was clearly stated in the article. Since Whoopi won hers before 2002, she's lumped in with the other unnamed recipients of the prior 73 years.

30 posted on 02/15/2011 12:11:36 PM PST by Bob
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Her only decent role was as Guinan the bartender on Star Trek TNG. Other than that, she is useless.


31 posted on 02/15/2011 12:12:02 PM PST by MissMack99 (Mitt Romney is a FRAUD, he RUINED Mass. Don't let him finish Obama's job.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I demand a government investigation of the NYT for racial discrimination IMMEDIATELY!


32 posted on 02/15/2011 12:19:53 PM PST by Robwin
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I can’t figure out what the bigots at the New York Times are getting at. It sounds like they are suggesting new Oscar categories for Best Performance by an African-American Actor/Actress. The Times only increases their irrelevance to the National dialogue with each passing day. Only a matter of time before Pinch files the bankruptcy papers.


33 posted on 02/15/2011 12:21:46 PM PST by purplelobster
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To: oh8eleven

White guilt and stupidity are responsible for this Failure in Chief being in office. I feel nauseous when he is even referred to as “The President”. He may be POTUS but he is not MY President. He destroys the dignity of the office by being able to haul his lazy ass into the oval office at 10 am each day(Bush started at 7) and give fist bumps to Moochelle at night, laughing their arses off at night over their con of the American people. His staff also knows he’s a fraud and covers for him, not to mention the idiot MSM.

His name is Barry Soetoro and he is a former Community organizer from Chicago. He never accomplished one thing in this life of merit..and his education was handed to him because he was a foreign exchange student from Indonesia. Looks like he never completed a degree, however.

He was not born in the US. He is a Usurper and needs to be removed from office. But when I look at the tea leaves, right now it seems that the Invisible Man/Soros puppet just might be able to pull it off again in ‘12.
Why? Because noone has the balls to call him out for the fraud that he is. See my first sentence.


34 posted on 02/15/2011 12:24:14 PM PST by Mountain Mary (The Pack is Back. Rodgers/Matthews 2012.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Maybe Whoopi and other black actors should start their own movie award show and only allow blacks to compete like they do every event that whites have to include them in. That way they will win more awards and it will mean as little as the oscars do now.

Never have I seen a race of people be so full of themselves and blame every other race for their being treated equally but not special. They demand equal treatment without wanting equal responsibility. They want inclusion without including others in areas they desire separation. Take for example the Black beauty contests, the Ebony awards, the Black Caucus, the numerous Black magazines that only cater to a black readership, the numerous Black only colleges and schools. Grants and scholarships only available to blacks.

It’s a demonstration of separate but equal for a protected class. The only other group of people who are starting to get this special treatment are gays.

Time to turn off the pity party for both.


35 posted on 02/15/2011 1:34:48 PM PST by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wind up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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36 posted on 02/16/2011 6:58:05 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx)
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