ABC Finally Covers Whoopi, Insiders Say She’s in ‘Deep S–t’ With Execs

Their scandalous cover-up was revealed. The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg’s (stage name) anti-Semitic comments about the Holocaust Monday evening and Tuesday morning, ABC finally covered it Tuesday evening just in time to cover her on-air apology. And their report came as sources inside ABC said Whoopi’s in “deep s–t” with some pushing for her to be fired with former co-host Meghan McCain having spoken out.

“Tonight, Whoopi Goldberg has apologized after saying the Holocaust was not about race, in comments she made on The View yesterday. What she said today and her apology amid the firestorm over her words,” anchor David Muir reported over 24-hours after Whoopi first made her comment.

After playing a soundbite of Whoopi’s original anti-Semitic remarks about the Holocaust not being about race, correspondent Erielle Reshef highlighted her apology (click “expand”):

RESHEF: Outrage at the remarks. Goldberg tweeted an apology, and today opened the show with this.

WHOOPI: I said that the Holocaust wasn’t about race and it was instead about man’s inhumanity to man. It was about race, because Hitler and Nazis thought Jews were an inferior race.

Worlds do matter. Mine are no exception. My comments were wrong, and I apologize. As they and you know, I stand by the Jewish people. 

“Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, dehumanized and targeted by the Nazis for extermination based on an anti-Semitic ideology that they were an inferior race,” Reshef added.

 

 

In the meantime, there was a brief break in the morning. New York Post’s entertainment gossip project Page Six reported that sources inside ABC say she’s in “deep s—t.” “There is growing fury inside ABC over Whoopi Goldberg’s controversial Holocaust claims, with insiders insisting that her apology isn’t enough and demanding that she be fired,” reported Emily Smith.

According to Smith, Disney Network executives weren’t happy with the apology and think she needed to suffer the consequences:

“ABC staffers and Disney Network execs are saying Whoopi went way too far. The board is not pleased with the apology she made and wants a more detailed retraction. The word is that Whoopi is in ‘deep s–t,’” one ABC insider told us.

“Why does Whoopi seemingly get a pass when others don’t? Perhaps this time she won’t. Many at the network — including her fellow hosts — believe Whoopi is too controversial now for the show.”

The insider also told Page Six that the situation “isn’t just going to blow over.”

According to one source, Joy Behar was heard backstage by Joy Behar. “This will cast a shadow over everything for a while. Even Joy Behar was heard saying backstage that Whoopi is ‘dead wrong’ and may not ever recover from this,” they told Page Six.

Even with insider speculation swirling that Whoopi could be fired, McCain wasn’t so sure.

Blasting Whoopi’s comments on the show Tuesday as a “half-assed apology” in her Daily Mail column, McCain wrote: “I am not calling for Whoopi Goldberg to be fired, if only because I don’t believe there is any universe where she could possibly do anything that could get her fired – she is the crown jewel of The View and a pop culture icon.”

“I was lectured to thousands of times on The View, there is a belief that ‘cancel culture’ is really ‘accountability culture’ among the woke left,” she said. “Which seems to be a belief that’s quickly forgotten whenever it’s Whoopi who has to be held to account.”

And after reporting on Whoopi’s comments Tuesday morning, CBS and NBC dropped the scandal from their newscasts later that evening.

ABC’s feet-dragging response to Whoopi Goldberg’s Holocaust scandal was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from WeatherTech and Liberty Mutual. The links below provide their contact information.

You can find the transcript below. To read it, please click on “expand”.

ABC’s World News Tonight
February 1, 2022
Eastern at 6:44:17

DAVIDMUIR: Tonight, Whoopi goldberg apologized for claiming that the Holocaust wasn’t about race in remarks she made. The View yesterday. Today’s speech and her apology in the midst of all the controversy surrounding her words. Tonight, ABC’s Erielle Reshef is here.

[Cuts to video]

ERIELLE RESHEF: This evening, there is more to the controversy over Whoopi Goldberg’s explosive remarks. ABC’s host The ViewIncorrectly asserting Monday’s Show that the Holocaust is not about race

WHOOPI Goldberg: Also, let’s not forget that the Holocaust doesn’t have to do with race.

SARA HAINES:

GOLDBERG: No. It is not about race.

[Crosstalk]

JOY BEAR: The Jews were seen as a distinct race.

GOLDBERG says it’s not all about race. It is not about race.

BEHAR: How does it work?

GOLDBERG – It is about the inhumanity of man to man. This is what it is all about.

RESHEF: Outrage at the remarks. Goldberg tweeted an apology, and today opened the show with this.

WHOOPI: I said that the Holocaust wasn’t about race and it was instead about man’s inhumanity to man. It was about race, because Hitler and Nazis thought Jews were an inferior race.

Worlds do matter. Mine are no exception. My comments were wrong, and I apologize. As they and you know, I stand by the Jewish people.  

RESHEF: 6 Million Jews were murdered in Holocaust. The Nazis dehumanized them and made them targets for their extermination. Their anti-Semitic beliefs that Jews were inferior to other races led to the Holocaust.

JONATHAN GREENBLATT – This might feel or fit differently to the 21st Century American way of thinking about race, which primarily concerns people of color. However, throughout Jewish history they have been marginalized and persecuted. They were also killed, largely because so many felt that they weren’t just different religious but a different race.

RESHEF: So far, no comment – [ABC cut this short]

[Cuts back to live]

David, Jews only make up two percent in the U.S., yet the FBI reports that roughly 60% of hate crimes based on religion targeted Jews. ADL’s warning about anti-Semitism being a danger is clear. David.

MUIR: It’s all right. Erielle Reshef live tonight in New York. Thank you, Erielle.

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