Whoopi Goldberg Says ‘The Truth Doesn’t Matter’ To The Media

Wikimedia Commons, By Daniel Langer

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg dissed cancel culture this week at the Edinburgh TV Festival, “the truth doesn’t seem to matter as much these days.” 

The talk show host revealed that she could not get work for five years because of a joke she made about former President George Bush at a 2004 fundraising event.

“I would describe that situation as a lot of people covering their backsides, because the joke was never about him,” Goldberg recalled

“But no one ever stood up and said, ‘Hey, here’s what actually happened.’ And they put it in the newspaper. And you notice, they’d never seen what I exactly said, or what I said at all. But all somebody has to do is say you said it.”

She explained that the social phenomenon is driven by commercialism. “Because there is cancel culture, people will call or text and say, ‘I’m not buying your product.” 

“This is who you have talking about your product, me and my 5 million followers, if you keep her, we’re not going to buy your car, or we’re not going to buy your shampoo or we’re not going to buy your toothbrush or we’re not going to buy your Pampers,” Goldberg detailed.

As a result she spent half a decade without work, until she was hired on “The View” as a cohost. “Lucky for me, Barbara Walters offered me a job and said, ‘Hey, would you like to do this?’” the “Ghost” star reminisced. “And I was like, ‘You know, I’m not in favor in the general public.’ [Barbara] said, ‘You’ll be perfect.’”

Maybe Goldberg would have been able to get a job sooner if she had apologized for the joke. Cohost Joy Behar noted that saying sorry has been the key to retaining her position on “The View” since 1997.  

“Well, I’ve gotten in trouble a few times on the show,” she remarked. “I’ve had to apologize, which I’m happy to do in order to save mine and everybody else’s job. I don’t care. Even if I don’t mean it, I’ll do it.”

“Even if I look like I’m in a hostage takeover, I’ll still do it, because if you don’t do it, you lose your job and everybody else’s,” Behar explained. “You have a bunch of women who speak their minds and enjoy the blowback. That’s our stock-in-trade.” 

Behar detailed that her own comedy occasionally prompts the need to apologize, but says the jokes themselves are without ulterior motives.  

“My comedy has never been vicious or mean because my intent is just to make you laugh. That’s all. I don’t have any other motive,” she said. “And so if the intention is in the right, and your heart is in the right place, I think that you can never really go wrong. I’ve offended people for sure, but whatever.”

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Melissa
13 days ago

et a job sooner if she ha

POPS
13 days ago

Fact about communism, no facts needed, just do as told & shut up.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
12 days ago

Only constant lies

Fed Up With the Sell-Out
Fed Up With the Sell-Out
12 days ago

Too bad Picard didn’t beam her down to the Hell Planet and leave her there. She’s made millions from the country and system that gave her everything yet she’s made a career now out of insulting it and calling for its downfall.

Maybe she should go back to Africa where the Democrats first bought her ancestors and work to fix that unholy mess. But, I guess there’s no money in that is there?

Helen Ryerson
Helen Ryerson
11 days ago

She’s just a PIG PERSON to Ignire in EVERY way.

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
12 days ago

Comedy has been ruined due to the actions of the Left, which Whoopi, Joy and many like them have helped along with their inability to accept other viewpoints, while simultaneously supporting the cancel culture.

Besides, I’ve seen them attack their guests (like Tom Selleck) for his pro-2nd Amendment views. Someone once said “Live by the sword, die by the sword.” IT APPLIES HERE.

Irishgal
Irishgal
11 days ago
Reply to  DetroitDom

Funny thing, they all were fawning all over Trump when he was on their show. (I think before he announced running)) He even allowed them to touch, pull his hair to prove it was real. They all laughed, Behar I think even kissed him on the cheek. How could they go from slobbering over him to the TDS displayed after. Verbally attacking with lies they push further. They are progressive left wingnut, FAKE and hypocrits who have just as much blood on their hands as MSM big tech etc. for covering up, hiding the now Pervident Xiden. Her and their followers, who watch the crap show….yup, can ya tell I am a ‘lil’ miffed?

Bill
Bill
12 days ago

Look who is talking about fake news \ journalism. A member of one of the most biased lieing group on TV. How anyone with one brain cell can watch this group of big mouths is beyond belief.

Tiberius
Tiberius
12 days ago
Reply to  Bill

Bill, when I make a blunder and feel stupid, I watch their show to remind myself there are people way stupider than I.

George Cooper
George Cooper
11 days ago
Reply to  Bill

Yup, Joy Behar…. the Poster Pig of STINK!

lisa
lisa
12 days ago

yeah, riiight…

ALSCV
ALSCV
12 days ago

Bihar just told off on herself, meaning she apologizes just to keep her liberal job. I already knew this, that her apologies were never sincere(not that I ever watch that show, but excerpts from conservative news lets one know her lack of sincere apology was fake. She fools no one. This liberal useless View needs to e cancelled!

Jasmine Orderly
Jasmine Orderly
11 days ago
Reply to  ALSCV

She’s just a Stinky Boil on the ass of humanity.

Colleen
Colleen
12 days ago

All I can say is “Bulls–t. They are low life bitches who think they know everything there is to know. They know nothing!

Jay
Jay
12 days ago

She was blacklisted for (supposedly) making a joke about the president, how ironic, if that were today’s standards, half of Hollywood would be out of a job

mach37
mach37
12 days ago

Wow! Your headline is a perfect example of what Whoopi Goldberg is complaining about – a very valid complaint, of misleading clips of words that mean the exact opposite of what that person means, by taking them out of context. This is what has driven the MSM in lying about Donald Trump’s “racism, sexism and bigotry.”

Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
11 days ago

Doesnt matter to anyone on the View either

Wallace Long
Wallace Long
11 days ago

How can she diss “cancel culture” when she’s one of the architects of it? Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black ( no racial slur intended, it’s just a saying!).

Linda Morgan
Linda Morgan
10 days ago

Behar is a comedian? I don’t find anything she says as being funny. Maybe her looks.

joe snot
joe snot
10 days ago

She’s just fine with fake news unless it affects her negatively.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
10 days ago

I’m sure It couldn’t have been that she’s a high school dropout who stopped being funny.