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Whoopi starts on The View, FOX starts on Whoopi

Reported by Chrish - September 5, 2007 -

Here we go again. Whoopi Goldberg started her job on The View yesterday, and today she is being vilified on FOX (and everywhere else, it must be noted) for "defending" Michael Vick's dogfighting activities. It's so sad that the media in the current lone superpower in the world, at war on two fronts and apparently seriously contemplating others, struggling with economic, education and healthcare issues, unenforced immigration policies, broken elections, global warming consequences, and housing and finance crises, sees fit to (incorrectly) analyze the comments of a comedienne on a morning gab fest and pretend it's newsworthy.

According to FOXNews.com, Goldberg's and her co-hosts comments included:

"...from where he comes from" in the South, dogfighting isn't that unusual.

"It's like cockfighting in Puerto Rico," she said. "There are certain things that are indicative to certain parts of the country."

Co-host Joy Behar looked horrified at Goldberg.

"How about dog torture and dog murdering?" Behar asked.

For many people, dogs are sport, Goldberg replied, and it appeared it took awhile for Vick to realize that he was up against serious charges.

"I just thought it was interesting, because it seemed like a light went off in his head when he realized this was something that the entire country didn't appreciate," she said.

"This is part of his cultural upbringing," said Goldberg.

She laughed it off this morning, saying that reports said she ate dogs and swung them around by their tails. Behar got behind her statement that she was explaining, not excusing, and Goldberg made the point that when there are aberrant behaviors we need to first find the root cause of them before we can address them. Behar brought up the example of Ron Paul's explanations of "why they hate us" as a parallel example of someone being vilified for trying to understand where unpopular behavior comes from.

If you Google "whoopi goldberg defends vick" there are over 93,000 entries returned. So much for the liberal media. Are they really this dumb, or is this just an act? Just because someone tries to understand what motivates unacceptable behavior doesn't mean they condone it.