Assholes of the Day: Whoopi Goldberg & Melissa Gilbert

Regarding The View‘s discussion of Roman Polanski’s arrest, I really don’t know what’s worse:

  • Whoopi insisting it wasn’t rape (pretty much all of video 1)
  • Melissa and Whoopi trying to take some of the blame off Roman Polanski by placing it on the victim’s mother (2:52 on video 1)
  • Melissa saying that “punishment at this point may be excessive” (2:00 on video 1)
  • Melissa saying, “Does he have a daughter?  Well then I think…he’s gonna be very mindful and watchful.” (1:10 on video 1)
  • Whoopi insisting that it wasn’t “rape-rape” (the beginning of video 2).
  • Whoopi insisting that, based on legal language, Polanski didn’t rape the victim (pretty much all of it)

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Uhhh…WHAT?  If you put your 40 year old dick in a 13 year old girl, it’s rape.  Period.  That’s a pretty open-and-shut case, even without taking the quaaludes and the fact that she said “no, no, no” into consideration.

Also? I’d like to give an Asshole Honorable Mention to all the media outlets who keep saying that Polanski “had sex” with a 13 year old.  Case in point, The New York Times:

Although he is expected to oppose extradition, the arrest raised a strong possibility that Mr. Polanski would be returned to the United States to face sentencing under his conviction for having had sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

Hm.  And here, all this time I thought “having sex” required consent and that rape involved a lack of consent (including—but certainly not limited to—things like, “No, no, no”).


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6 Responses to Assholes of the Day: Whoopi Goldberg & Melissa Gilbert

  1. Doreen Hunter says:

    We should all contact The Coalition Against Rape and Abuse; Rape Abuse, Incest National Network; & National Violence Resource Center to get someone to talk to the people on the view. Someone needs to speak to Whoopi Goldberg pronto.

  2. paula says:

    I used to enjoy The View and looked forward to Whoopie as a host. Last year, during the presidential campaign, I began to have a different “view” of the ladies. Besides cramming their opinions down everyone’s throat, their behavior towards guests who didn’t agree with them was outrageous. Especially with John McCain and his wife. Bill O’Reilly too. They were rude to others also, such as Denise Richards, James Van Pragh and Ann Coulter, to name a few. I began to watch the show less and less. Last Year, when Michael Vick was arrested for his cruelty to animals and operating a dog fighting ring, Whoopie quickly came to his defense saying that people don’t understand but it’s a cultural thing!!!!! I couldn’t believe my ears and my opinion of Whoopie started sinking. On Monday, September 29, Whoopie came to the defense of Roman Polansky. For the first time ever I had to side with mean-spirited Joy and dim-witted Sherri who defended the 13 year old victim. I’m done with show.

  3. Skeptic says:

    Well, we now know that Whoopi Goldberg is comfortable with child rapists being allowed to never being punished or imprisoned.
    The cesspool that is Hollywood that sees nothing wrong with the rape of a child. You have to wonder how much such behavior is excused because these celebrities have money or fame.
    According to Whoopi it isn’t rape if someone famous does it. Like it wasn’t murder when OJ sliced Nicole and Ron’s necks.
    So does Whoopi pimp out her kids? Would she? Since rape of a 13 year old isn’t a rape-rape according to Whoopi perhaps she helps facilitate such encounters.
    This episode has shown how depraved Hollywood and the people who work there are.

  4. G.D. says:

    While I agree w/ you, the Times can’t say “rape” in the story on his possible extradition because that wasn’t the legal charge he was guilty of: unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. It sounds like a hedge, but this is a paper that also doesn’t say “three people were murdered in a Brooklyn shootout” because murder is a legal charge; the Times would said “three people were killed” or “three people were gunned down.”

    This is a source of consternation for many people, but the Times is really anal retentive about going further than the actual criminal charges. Hope that helps.

  5. Melissa says:

    true. hadn’t thought of that angle.

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