Whoopi Goldberg, criticized for treatment of Ann Romney, sad that freedom of speech is out of fashion

Reports of the death of freedom of speech have been greatly exaggerated lately. With her husband Jason Biggs facing a huge backlash in August over his vulgar, sexually explicit tweets targeting Janna Ryan and Ann Romney, Jenny Mollen lamented the death of free speech in a tweet.

Today Whoopi Goldberg joins in the mourning, the day after a contentious exchange with Ann Romney. Goldberg, caught out on her misconception that Mormons’ faith prohibits them from serving in the military, chose to pivot by asking how Romney could console families of fallen soldiers when her husband and sons hadn’t served.

Goldberg faced her own Twitter backlash, some of it nasty — much like the hateful comments about Romney Twitchy compiled yesterday. So it seems we’re learning from the Left yet again that freedom from speech somehow equals freedom from criticism and consequences.

Look at how bad you’re making your candidate look, you rude Romney supporters with your questions about bias. Why can’t you be more polite, like the Obama supporters who tweeted that Romney was a “dizzy bitch” and a “whore.” Where’s Goldberg’s tweet admonishing viewers who savaged her gracious guest?

If receiving vile tweets makes one strong, we have to imagine Ann Romney’s pretty damned invincible by now.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kent.vig Kent Vig

    I need an Ebonics to English dictionary I guess. She’s a blithering idiot

  • $30423294

    Only for two more weeks or so.

    Then it’s back.

  • Love of Country

    Whoopi Goldberg, if that’s her real name, is way overrated.

    • $7421226

      her real name is Karen Anderson or something normal like that.

      • Guest

        Caryn Elaine Johnson

    • $7421226

      her real name is Karen Anderson or something normal like that.

  • sadiesue17

    Obama never served in the military, either. Whoopie has never asked him why. She’s disgusting. I can’t stand to watch their show anymore. Obama on their show saying he’s “eye candy”. Give me a break, How much more arrogant can he become?

    • Michelle

      Jill Biden has also been a guest, Whoopi never asked Jill about Joe’s five draft deferments during Vietnam and then voting Yes to the wars in Iraq and Iran. Joe Biden has been a guest, she didn’t ask him either.

    • RanierWest

      and Kerry received Purple Hearts for band-aids… while Purple Hearts are denied for #FtHood victims of ahem cough* “work-place violence” We #cantafford4more of the Jihad Islamo-Fascist apologist!

    • Anni

      I AGREE!

  • MichaelCaldwell

    whoopi the gas bag needs to snap out of her zombie coma and get a life instead of sitting on a couch 5 days a week having a hen party on the spew

  • Jedd McHead

    You know what’s “sad”, Whoopi? That you’re all about “first amendment rights” and NOTHING about manners, civility, etc. What’s sad is you’re a rude person and think if anyone is offended by that then that’s their problem.

    • MileHighinAZ

      Well said, Jedd. More than once Whoopi has accused white people of being incapable of comprehending the plight of the black man. I’d like to ask her: just how “black” does someone have to be? Is Obama black enough, at half black? Halle Berry, at less than half? Talk about racism. Imagine if a white/latino/etc. person said the same thing to a black person: “Well, you can’t understand the White Man, because you’re Black”. Whatever happened to the dream of not judging a man by the color of his skin?

  • r_coplin2001

    Whoopi you want freedom of speach fine but becareful for what you wish for as you may just get it as freedom of speech works for and against you.

  • SineWaveII

    Whoopi, you just had obama on your show. He had just given a speech blasting and apologizing for our freedom of speech at the UN. If you cared so much about this issue why didn’t you at least ask him about it? Oh, but then, you only mean your own speech, right?

  • Adela Wagner

    I wish Mrs. Romney would have asked Whoopi Goldberg WHERE she read what she said about Mormons cannot serve. But I guess I cannot expect the women of the view (except one of them) to do their homework before coming on and asking dumb questions. I watched that show twice, and like Elizabeth. But never could stand this Whoopi one. And after she did that commercial where she let us in on her peeing on herself, well now it just heeby jeebies me to look at her.

    • TJCrane_NCC1701

      She read it in a talking points e-mail sent out by the DNC…..

    • TJCrane_NCC1701

      She read it in a talking points e-mail sent out by the DNC…..

  • Conrad2010

    Joy & Whoopi have to be the token idiots on the “View”

  • pairadimes

    Typical liberal behavior. Assuming freedom of speech means she doesn’t have to endure the consequences of the things she says. I have never seen a group more comfortable with being completely unaccountable.

    • Rob Stevely

      Typical lib, be an ahole then act the victim when you get called on it.

  • odabea

    I don’t watch this show, but I would hazard a guess that the same contentious behavior and complicated questions were not aimed at Mrs. Obama or her husband when they have appeared on “The View.” And I am willing to go out on the proverbial limb here and say that they were probably greeted with warmth and plenty of adoration and compliments.

  • Tony Musto

    Whoopi You could have been a great leader it saddens me to see you and other celebs who could use the power you have to truly help the disadvantaged. You and others like you instead work to keep the poor and especially the minorities in this country on the democrat plantation. You could have been someone Whoopi but instead you help the rich keep the poor in chains. I thank God that their are true great Minority leaders working to inform the poor and minorities and get them of the democrat plantation.

  • CitizenEgg

    So as I see it, the View exists as a means for small group of women to ask stupid questions instead of learning to use Google? The appeal of the show has always escaped me, but I understand people like to watch trainwrecks and self-fulfilling feel good pap. This is why America has fewer cerebral television shows.

    • Anni

      It started w/Jerry Springer and evolved to REALITY SHOWS…dumbing down of America!

  • http://twitter.com/bakes bakes

    She is 100% about free speech. She better hope Obama doesn’t have her arrested. He does that.

  • Owen007

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. “My freedom of speech is being threatened… by people expressing different opinions!” I’m sure there are some nuts out there being obnoxious, but from the looks of it, Whoopi is just behaving like a thin-skinned weenie.

  • odabea

    I don’t watch this show, but I would hazard a guess that the same contentious behavior and complicated questions were not aimed at Mrs. Obama or her husband when they appeared on “The View.” And I am also willing to go out on the proverbial limb here and say that the Obamas were probably greeted with much warmth, adoration, respect, and compliments.

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Whoopi prepared for Ann Romney visit about as much as Obama prepared before the first debate. Liberals think that a sneer, a joke and a jab is all they need. Now comes the embarrassment, well-deserved and instructive–for Whoopi and for Barack.

  • Guest

    She got called out on her boorish behaviour and now she’s gonna act all righteous and above it all. Par for the course with this hypocrite.

  • http://twitter.com/MarkMnt1957 mark thomas

    Whooping is a jerk and did she or o serve??

  • Michelle

    What Whoopi is seemingly not understanding is…Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Jill Biden and Joe Biden have ALL been guests on The View – and she never once grilled any of them over the military or pointed out that neither Joe nor Barry served. She made a big deal of Romney’s not serving due to religious missions, but never brought up with Joe Biden his FIVE student deferments to avoid the draft in Vietnam. And after he graduated and could no longer use deferment, he conveniently recalled he had asthma as a kid and that disqualified him from the draft. Funny, Joe’s book doesn’t mention asthma, but he does paint himself as an active athlete as a kid. And curious how he didn’t remember the “asthma” until his five student deferments ran out. See Whoopi, this is why people know what you were up to when you questioned Ann Romney about her husband not serving. Joe Biden skillfully and fraudulently avoided serving in Vietnam…and then as a Congressman voted YES to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (another lie he told in the debate, by the way). And you’ve never once brought that up to him or his wife. Get it now Whoopi? It’s called: Bias It’s called: Hypocrite

  • Michelle

    What Whoopi is seemingly not understanding is…Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Jill Biden and Joe Biden have ALL been guests on The View – and she never once grilled any of them over the military or pointed out that neither Joe nor Barry served. She made a big deal of Romney’s not serving due to religious missions, but never brought up with Joe Biden his FIVE student deferments to avoid the draft in Vietnam. And after he graduated and could no longer use deferment, he conveniently recalled he had asthma as a kid and that disqualified him from the draft. Funny, Joe’s book doesn’t mention asthma, but he does paint himself as an active athlete as a kid. And curious how he didn’t remember the “asthma” until his five student deferments ran out. See Whoopi, this is why people know what you were up to when you questioned Ann Romney about her husband not serving. Joe Biden skillfully and fraudulently avoided serving in Vietnam…and then as a Congressman voted YES to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (another lie he told in the debate, by the way). And you’ve never once brought that up to him or his wife. Get it now Whoopi? It’s called: Bias It’s called: Hypocrite

  • TJCrane_NCC1701

    Mad TV’s take on The View (pretty funny !)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8-RGQUAdno&feature=player_embedded

  • TJCrane_NCC1701

    Mad TV’s take on The View (pretty funny !)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8-RGQUAdno&feature=player_embedded

  • lssmc

    You asked Whoopie and now you receive. I think you might have been thinking about Jehovah’s Witness. They are the ones who refuse to serve. Get your religions straight before you attack our next “First Lady”.

    • Rena

      A lot of people mix the two up, but it doesn’t excuse her behaviour. She should have done her homework instead of looking the tool she is.

  • lssmc

    You asked Whoopie and now you receive. I think you might have been thinking about Jehovah’s Witness. They are the ones who refuse to serve. Get your religions straight before you attack our next “First Lady”.

  • Rich Davie

    I don’t want to say that Whoppi is as ugly as sin… but damn is she extremely difficult to look at !

    Between Whoppi and the Wasserbeast the democratic party has got the spectrum fully covered when it comes to “extremely difficult to look at.”

  • Rich Davie

    I don’t want to say that Whoppi is as ugly as sin… but damn is she extremely difficult to look at !

    Between Whoppi and the Wasserbeast the democratic party has got the spectrum fully covered when it comes to “extremely difficult to look at.”

  • ronk1957

    I used to like Whoopi now I think she’s suckerpunching scum.

  • ronk1957

    I used to like Whoopi now I think she’s suckerpunching scum.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sherri.dennis3 Sherri Dennis

    It seems that Libs can dish it out, but can not take it!!

  • brianmouland

    You still have the right to be a total idiot on TV Whoppi

  • JeffWRidge

    Once again, a lefty who doesn’t understand Freedom of Speech. Freedom of Speech is for everyone, including those who disagree with the left. Just as Whoopi and other lefties have the right to ask Ann Romney anything they wish, we have the right to criticize them for the questions they decide to use.

    Seriously, is it really that hard to understand?

  • orringtonmom (D)

    wow, that was barely coherent. me thinks whoopi has been been dippin’ in the cher juice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/suzanne.pampe Suzanne M. Pampe

    First amendment rights only apply when you’re on their side….

  • http://twitter.com/ObamaLies2Much Obama Lies

    Freedom of speech is obviously a one-way street to dim-witted Liberals.

  • http://twitter.com/ObamaLies2Much Obama Lies

    I am curious if Whoopsie would have the lady-balls to ask Barry if he plans to encourage Malia and/or Sasha to serve in the military when they are old enough?
    I mean he IS the candidate that is supposedly all about equal opportunity for women, so why should it only be the sons of our leaders that should serve?

  • ratizbad

    My freedom of speech,You are one ugly HAG!! How does the camera work pointing at you..Unreal.

  • Tampagal

    Dang, I must have missed the show when Whoopi defended the (now jailed) muslim video maker, and HIS right to free speech…oh, wait ~ never mind, my bad.

    • elijahzabmom

      I think he’s a coptic christian

  • https://twitter.com/#!/wdelpilartcot William Del Pilar

    The bigot got busted showing the world her true colors. Hypocrite and finally, she’s exposed for what she is. What makes it even worse is they’re stunned as technology allows greater interaction among the masses that most of the country disagrees w/their Ivory Tower mentality. If we can get past this hump where the Dem Plantation swings the pendulum too far left and come back, I believe we’ll be a greater country than we’ve ever been. Obama’s shown us the worst we can be and if we win this Nov. we’ll show the world how great America will be again.

  • Right Wired

    True story: I actually saw the broadcast while waiting in the dentist office. I couldn’t decide which is more awful – the cacophony of the shrills on The View or the screeching and whirring of the dentist drilling.

    • Johnny Banco

      Oh, come on now, stop being too nice to The View harpies – you KNOW the noise they generate is FAR more shrill & unnerving than that of the dentist’s drill! :)

    • Johnny Banco

      Oh, come on now, stop being too nice to The View harpies – you KNOW the noise they generate is FAR more shrill & unnerving than that of the dentist’s drill! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.kist.98 Michael Kist

    whoopie,same ole dumb ass

  • Mark81150

    Whoopi has always been an idiot.. and as unbiased and agenda driven as Chris Mattehews on heroin..

    When did you ever ask why Obama didn’t serve in the military you bimbo?.. When did you lecture Michelle on why her husband sucked?

    Love to know, since you think you’re all unbiased and stuff..

    If the tweets are rough,.. try reading the stuff the idiot left sends Ann you halfwit. You might think they were showing the TRUE side of liberals, when you weren’t gaffawing your butt off..

    moron.

  • $129448

    Whoopie is a Nobody with no class. She was once funny.

  • Marcy Cook

    It’s O.K. Whoopi’s question to Ann only showed that she is not only ignorant and biased but she’s too damn lazy to do some simple research before she opens her mouth.

  • cospgsmark

    I’m still waiting for Whoopi to leave the country like she promised when Bush won re-election.

  • http://twitter.com/AaronKerr73 Aaron Kerr

    u sure is ugly

  • rivers

    Freedom of speech to a liberal means saying what you want and everbody else had better damn well shut up or I’ll poop on your Romney sign. and key your car. Freedom of speech for a Hollywood liberal means saying what you want and having everyone tell you how funny and smart and right on the money you are and by the way have I mentioned that you look fabulous?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BBJWCSI2WEMAEX4OYBQEZLIKNE Chris

      Liberals nor conservatives act like this- just idiots.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BBJWCSI2WEMAEX4OYBQEZLIKNE Chris

      Liberals nor conservatives act like this- just idiots.

  • Maus

    No, Whoopi… that shitty hairdo, those stupid T.S. Eliot glasses and your whole schtick is out of fashion.

    • elijahzabmom

      That “shitty” hairdo is her hair in it’s NATURAL state. She doesn’t have to straighten it for you.

  • littleones

    On the bright side… funky glasses are still ‘IN’!

  • littleones

    On the bright side… funky glasses are still ‘IN’!

  • disqus_T7mW3Ertt8

    Wow!!!!! Whoopee you bloated ,foolish ignorant talentless host of the view…Ann Romney has more class on her small toe nails then you have ever held in your life. A Racist to the bone, and stupid as a bag of hammers just listen to her questions

  • Laurie Davis

    No question from Whoopi to Obama about being a loyal member of rev. Wright’s black liberation church. Hate for the US, whites, Jews. Love for idiotic bigots and friendship to Farrakhan. Time for people to fight back with the truth. Whoopi only believes in free speech if you agree with her. How anyone watches this show is beyond me. I once was a fan of Whoopi’s .. No more.

  • Laurie Davis

    No question from Whoopi to Obama about being a loyal member of rev. Wright’s black liberation church. Hate for the US, whites, Jews. Love for idiotic bigots and friendship to Farrakhan. Time for people to fight back with the truth. Whoopi only believes in free speech if you agree with her. How anyone watches this show is beyond me. I once was a fan of Whoopi’s .. No more.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos hate freedom of speech.

  • rbtpowell

    Its simply unimaginable, she cannot comprehend her actions….from suedo intellectual to a victim in a matter minutes. A quatum leap from reality………….