Whoopi Goldberg Defends Vick :(

Whoopi Goldberg Defends Vick :(

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Sep 5, 07 at 04:22am
Goldberg defends Vick in 'View' debut

Tue Sep 4, 3:13 PM ET

NEW YORK - So much for the sedate alternative to Rosie O'Donnell on "The View."

Whoopi Goldberg used her first day on the daytime chat show Tuesday to defend football star Michael Vick in his dogfighting case.

Goldberg said that "from where he comes from" in the South, dogfighting isn't that unusual.

"It's like cockfighting in Puerto Rico," she said. "There are certain things that are indicative to certain parts of the country."

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback pleaded guilty to federal dogfighting charges last week, admitting that he provided money for a dogfighting ring that operated on his Virginia property and helped kill six or eight pit bulls. Vick grew up in Newport News, Va.

Goldberg was selected by series creator Barbara Walters to replace O'Donnell, whose stormy tenure on the ABC program lasted less than a year.

In the Vick discussion, Goldberg served notice that she won't shy away from controversy.

Co-host Joy Behar looked horrified at Goldberg.

"How about dog torture and dog murdering?" Behar asked.

For many people, dogs are sport, Goldberg replied, and it appeared it took awhile for Vick to realize that he was up against serious charges.

"I just thought it was interesting, because it seemed like a light went off in his head when he realized this was something that the entire country didn't appreciate," she said.

Vick has been suspended indefinitely by the National Football League and will be sentenced on the dogfighting charges in December. He apologized and asked for forgiveness upon entering his plea in federal court last week.

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Sep 5, 07 at 08:21am
Hell, where I come from people grow pot and smoke crack but that doesn't make it right!

This is just typical Hollywood shit. What he did was illegal and he should be sentenced... bottom line.

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Sep 5, 07 at 11:05am
All over Polynesia, it used to be common practice to kill and eat your enemies.:twisted:

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Sep 5, 07 at 11:09am
What I would do to Vick, I can not put into print.

Same goes for Whoopi Goldberg.

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Sep 5, 07 at 09:05pm
Bobby, it's just us, here, Go ahead and tell us.:bye:

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Sep 5, 07 at 10:57pm
Again I got 20 that says Jerry Jones brings him to Dallas....:evil:

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Sep 6, 07 at 04:50am
Maybe Whoopi should go to where it's not unusual to beat a woman with a stick and make her walk behind the man. That is indicative to certain parts of the world.:D