Skip to comments.Whoopi Goldberg Defends Vick
Posted on 09/04/2007 9:37:46 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
NEW YORK -- Whoopi Goldberg started her stint on ABC's "The View" Tuesday by coming to the defense of convicted felon Michael Vick.
Just 15 minutes into the show she brought up Vick's conviction on dogfighting charges.
"You know from his background this is not an unusual thing for where he comes from," said Goldberg.
"There are certain things that are indicative to certain parts of our country."
Co-host Joy Behar seemed shocked at Goldberg's statements.
"How about dog torture and dog murdering," Behar asked.
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Cool, so I am a sporting man in 3 centuries?
Idiot. Dog fighting is a Culture that promotes illegal gambling, weapons, gangs and drugs in neighborhoods across the US, not just in the South. Lets numb kids to horrific suffering and promote enthusiasm for violence with a lack of respect for the law. Lets promote a Culture that brings illegal gambling, weapons, and drugs into our communities.
From the looks of Whoopi, she should probably be fighting in the ring herself. She looks more like a bulldog than a primate.
There is more animal fighting in CA than any state in the country, by far.
Although I did not directly state it, my comments were targeted toward this country in that time period. English gentleman and the English aristocracy is quite another matter. Their penchant for cruelty goes beyond animals, as a man I would not have wanted to be taken and put on one of their ships in the late 18th or early 19th century or even go to one of their all male boarding schools for gentleman as far as that matters.
It's not possible to "murder" a dog you stupid tw(a)it.
I actually agree w her for the first time....On the other hand she equates abortion less reprehensible than dog killing...so figure that one out...
Humane Society Auctions Off Vick's Talking Points
After Vick's four-minute speech, a rep with the Humane Society of the United States went up to the podium to retrieve his microphone, and found a a nearly illegible note left by Vick containing his talking points.
Really? You must also be one of those defenders..
pigment of skin is thicker than blood? JK
How do you know that?
You were saying that “sport” has taken on virtues that it does not deserve. I pointed out in a sarcastic tone that “sport” did have virtue and it’s history was that of aristocracy who could afford the luxury.
No big suprise here. Whoopi would defend Jesse Jackson and the notorious double murderer O.J. Simpleton too.
Not really. You simply can't seem to comprehend that different people find different things funny. You can play your tapes of the racist b!tch and roll on the floor laughing. I' d most likely look at them and get up and leave. I looked at the DVD of Ghost about a year ago and wondered why I ever bought it.
Sorry, that I may have taken the defensive without due consideration.
Nothing to do with Whoopi but I heard a clip of another black comedian who said this:
“You know, everyone is getting on Michael Vick for killing dogs. And he was killing dogs because they were losing, which is ironic because he plays for the Atlanta Falcons.”
I presume you mean Whoopi, not yours truly?
Talk about perpetuating stereotypes.
Michael Vick defended by a snarling bitch!
If anyone other than a liberal was saying these things, they would be called racist, racially profiling, etc.
I am from Louisiana (the south, you know) and I have never heard of, much less seen, dog fighting. How can she speak for us, she doesn't know us...
Bring back Rosie....
Well, no real need to apologize. I put on a sarcastic tone even though I intended no malice. It is part of my nature which doesn’t transfer to web forums very well.
I didn’t see “found the lord” on that list. Wonder if he came up with that later.
***Like lynchings, Ms. Goldberg?***
Ohhhhh, I can’t improve on that, Lizavetta.
Yep, the widespread prevalence of cock-fighting by illegal criminal aliens is the reason the END outbreak of 2003 was so difficult to contain. Go south and watch bull fighting sometime.
I just hope I don’t become disillusioned with black culture.
I'll give you a hint: in this analogy, the "hall" represents her gaping, dessicated womanly hell-chasm.
“Don’t blame Whoopi. Blame the advertisers who clearly *demand* the service she willingly provides.”
No sponsor would approve of Whoopie’s latest crackpot utterance: Vick didn’t do anything so bad; torturing animals isn’t evil as long as there are other people in the vicinity who do it too.
Along with others on this thread, I can’t believe Whoopie hasn’t long ago been yanked out of the public spotlight. Even liberals ought to be sickened by her idiotic, inhumane and illogical comments.
Whopie is as disgusting as Rosie.
Good Lord ... I’m sorry I asked!!!! :)
Buck Owens had a song out with the lyric “I wouldn’t take her to a dog fight even if she had a chance to win “
Buck was from Bakersfield CA
Don’t know where he was born
Is that Medusa Goldberg?
well, in New York City we go down into the sewers and stage fights between alligators and packs of giant rats. sometimes we throw in a half-human mutant, too.
seems like people are people, no matter where ya go!
Alas, they mostly care only about the eyeball count.
Wonder if this means that she would be in favor of torture of prisoners to get important information about a bomb?
Well, yeah. You know it’s indicative of the South to torture and enslave. Send the prisoners down here we know how to get information out of them. We have secret torture weapons such as a 24 hour audio/video of Rosie O hanging upside down by her ankles - works everytime
OMG! Stop the presses. LOL
go here and leave your opinon.
They are ALL very ignorant.
These people don’t think about anybody but themselves. Other people are lower than life, so what does a dog matter?
If you view the view you’re getting what you hoped for, people with views lower than dogs...
Is that true?
It was a joke he told on his horrible Minstral Night performance.
Whoopie sez,"It's a black thang, you crackers wouldn't understand."
She needs an ego enema.
Not really. You simply can’t seem to comprehend that different people find different things funny. You can play your tapes of the racist b!tch and roll on the floor laughing. I’ d most likely look at them and get up and leave. I looked at the DVD of Ghost about a year ago and wondered why I ever bought it.
I doubt you even remember the HBO show I’m referencing. No problem.
I think that this whole thing is just blown way out of proportion. First of all, these are just dogs. When did we start putting the value of dogs over human life? He was wrong for his actions, I’m not defending them, but he doesn’t deserve prison time. If this were to happen to a human being then I would certainly understand everyones hatred for him but, lets just be real, “THESE ARE JUST DOGS”.
Whoopi has a point. You may not understand it, but bottom line, it’s a reality. It happens, it’s accepted, and Vick was wrong but he was wrong for being a product of his environment, just like anyone else who grows up with hatred or unacceptable behavior in our society. He doesn’t need persecution, just understanding, as do all of us.
I suspect she meant “indigenous”.
[my conjecture is, of course, contingent on whether or not she actually knows that the word exists]
It’s good to see that The View found somebody “less controversial” than Rosie O’Donut.
I rented Jumpin' Jack Flash and couldn't get through half of it. I like Star Trek: The Next Generation, but Whoopi was nothing but lame on that show. She sounded like an idiot when talking about "her people", but it was fun to try to guess the shape of hat she'd be wearing (yield sign, stop sign, railroad crossing, etc).