(PresidentialInsider.com)- After her remarkably ignorant comments about the Holocaust during last Monday’s episode of “The View,” co-host Whoopie Goldberg released a statement “apologizing” for saying the Holocaust had nothing to do with race.
Then on Tuesday, Whoopie opened “The View” by offering another groveling apology and capped it off by inviting on the head of the Anti-Defamation League to explain why her comments were wrong.
Whoopie recapped her comments from Monday’s show and explained that now she understands that the Holocaust was about race “because Hitler and the Nazis considered Jews to be an inferior race.”
She told the audience that “words matter” and she regretted her remarks and “I stand corrected.” Then she added, “And I stand with the Jewish people.”
Whoopie admitted that her outlandish remarks “upset” people, but that wasn’t her intention.
What her “intention” was is anybody’s guess.
Then the ADL’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt came on to instruct the audience on why Whoopie’s casually dismissive remarks were wrong. But it isn’t the audience that needed this instruction. They knew Whoopie’s remarks were wrong which is why Whoopie was forced to apologize.
Greenblatt also took the time to explain to Whoopie why she should be using her platform to “educate people to realize that anti-Semitism remains a clear and present danger.”
Despite Goldberg’s public mea culpa, later that day ABC News president Kimberly Godwin suspended Whoopie Goldberg for two weeks over her initial comments. And according to The Daily Beast, Whoopie’s co-hosts were none too happy about the move.
Godwin sent a note to staff from The View explaining that although Whoopie apologized, Godwin wanted her to take two weeks to “reflect and learn about the impact of her comments.” Godwin added that ABC News “stands in solidarity” with the Jewish community.
But multiple sources told the Daily Beast that Whoopie’s fellow harpies Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, and Ana Navarro are “furious” about ABC’s decision.
Navarro defended Whoopie, calling her “a lifelong ally to the Jewish community.” According to Navarro, Whoopie isn’t an anti-Semite. “Period.”