It's not very often that I actually know what's going on, so when I do, it's so surprising to me that I have to talk about it. I never watch The View because I can't stand it, but I really like Whoopi Goldberg, so I decided to watch her premier on the show.
I'd like to talk about all of this hooey about Whoopi Goldberg supporting Michael Vick. Have you heard about this? Of course you have because it's all over the net and the paper that Whoopi started off her new hosting duties at The View with a huge controversy when she said she supported Michael Vick.
There is one major problem with this breaking news--she never said she supported Michael Vick! I actually watched The View and know what she said. She said it's interesting to hear the culture he comes from--the deep South where dog fighting still goes on--and how it seems he's now realizing that it was wrong. She wasn't defending him, she wasn't condoning dogfighting, she wasn't telling people that this in any way is OK. She was simply saying that maybe understanding where someone comes from gives you a head start to understanding why the person did what he did and stopping it in the future. So, let me say it one more time: Whoopi Goldberg did not say she supports what Michael Vick did.
It's really sad the way so-called reporters cherry-pick quotes to create controversy. And it's really sad that a person can't say what she thinks without it being twisted and used against her. No wonder we, in general, spend so much time censoring what we say. But if you are one of those strong people who does voice your opinion confidently, more power to you because someone will find a way to be offended and try to discredit you.
So, that's that. I hope we've cleared up this little misunderstanding. It's obvious that the media just want to stir up controversy because I thought Whoopi's first day on The View was pretty sedate and nothing special or different, which is what I expected. She's intelligent and funny without being overbearing, and it seems like she just wants to be one of the ladies sitting around the table talking. Instead of reading something into what is being said, how about actually listening to what is being said.