First things first: We don’t think Whoopi Goldberg is anti-Semitic — she’s just stupid. It was ignorance and not hate that led her to make the statement she did about the Holocaust. Maybe during her suspension, she’ll tour the Holocaust Museum, which seems to be the way to prove you’re serious about educating yourself.

Comedian and former Sen. Al Franken, speaking to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota — who slammed Fox News for its “toxic culture” — defended Goldberg from charges of anti-Semitism, citing the fact that she chose the name Goldberg as a stage name. How much more proof do you need?

We’re old enough to remember when her old boyfriend Ted Danson wore blackface — while they were still together.

No, she chose it to prove she wasn’t anti-Semitic.

Great idea.

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