The far-left universally protects their own empowering some to speak and act in ways that generally would have negative repercussions. Occasionally though, some in their fold do go outside the boundaries requiring some action by the leadership, typically the equivalent of a slap on the wrist.
During a discussion on “The View” about a Tennessee school district’s decision to ban “Maus,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about a Holocaust survivor, Co-host Whoopi Goldberg argued that the Holocaust went beyond race
“The Holocaust isn’t about race. No, it’s not about race,” Goldberg said. “It’s about man’s inhumanity to man.”
In a move in direct conflict with the industry norm, Kim Godwin, ABC News president, announced her decision to suspend Goldberg for two weeks late Tuesday, telling staffers that such decisions “are never easy, but necessary.”
“Words matter and we must be cognizant of the impact our words have,” Godwin wrote in a memo to employees that dubbed Goldberg’s initial comments “wrong and hurtful.”
As a response, Whoopi Goldberg is “livid” after she was suspended from “The View” over her claim that the Holocaust was “not about race” — and is telling co-workers she is going to quit the show, according to a source.
Goldberg, 66, feels “humiliated” at being disciplined by ABC execs after she followed their advice to apologize for the ill-conceived comments, a well-placed insider told The Post.
“She feels ABC executives mishandled this. She followed their playbook. She went on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ and then apologized again on ‘The View’ the next day,” a source said.
The source added that while Goldberg is taking the suspension hard and says she wants to leave the show, insiders believe she’s likely just sounding off.
“Her ego has been hurt and she’s telling people she’s going to quit,” the source said. “Suspension from ‘The View’ is like getting suspended from Bravo. The bar is very low.”
After Goldberg raised eyebrows on “The View” Monday by insisting that Nazis and Jews were both white, Goldberg went on “The Late Show” that evening trying to stop the growing outrage.
In what had to rock the network leadership, Whoopi instead of doing a 10-minute search to find out Hitler’s views of the Jews prior to going on, and apologizing for her statements, instead she repeated the offensive, anti-semitic, statement while trying to clarify her comments.
Whoopi then opened “The View” Tuesday with a half-hearted apology for saying the Holocaust was “not about race” and invited the head of the Anti-Defamation League on to help set her straight.
“So yesterday on our show, I misspoke,” said a contrite-sounding Goldberg, 66, adding that she wanted viewers to “hear it from me directly.”
“I said that the Holocaust wasn’t about race, and it was instead about man’s inhumanity to man — but it is indeed about race, because Hitler and the Nazis considered Jews to be an inferior race,” she finally acknowledged.
“Words matter and mine are no exception,” said Goldberg, who had confusingly repeated many of her initial claims during a late-night TV chat hours after first apologizing Monday.
As expected, this decision to suspend the leftist icon angered her co-hosts on the daytime talk show.
“I love Whoopi Goldberg. I love ‘The View,’” Ana Navarro told the Daily Beast on Tuesday evening. “This was an incredibly unfortunate incident. Whoopi is a lifelong ally to the Jewish community. She is not an anti-Semite, period. I am sad. And I have nothing else to say.”
Queen Whoopi’s feelings are hurt and depending upon how her super-sized ego can process the two-week suspension, and if she has other opportunities ready to go, will lead Goldberg to decide if she will leave the show.
I say go Whoopi, then maybe the View can ride off into the far left graveyard where it belongs.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson – Trending Politics
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