Whoopi Goldberg debuted today on The View and ... following in Rosie O'Donnell's well-chewed footsteps ... she immediately defended dog serial killer Michael Vick.
Goldberg said: "From where he comes from" in the South, dogfighting isn't that unusual. ... It's like cockfighting in Puerto Rico. There are certain things that are indicative to certain parts of the country."
Incredibly, she went on to suggest that Vick wasn't even sure it was wrong.
By defending the admitted felon Vick as merely doing something that folks like him do every day in their rural, Southern culture where “this is not questioned,” she shows her ignorance. By rushing to tell (mostly) white folks that it’s just a black thing, she shows some racism.
Whoopi conveniently overlooks the fact that Vick and his pals went to great lengths to keep things hidden and under wraps. Why? Because they KNEW it was against the law! Dog-fighters KNOW it’s illegal to fight, abuse and kill dogs, as well as to gamble on the fights … which (as Vick and his buddies did) are usually held secretly. Those guys cannot possibly make a defense that they “was just doin’ what we does here in the South.” Whoopi is way out in left field, socially and legally.
In the face of Vick's own admissions (and upcoming prison sentence), it really takes some kind of odd logic to say, "Oh, it's no big deal."