Ed Driscoll

Meanwhile, Back at The View

Yahoo’s TV blog notes, “It seems not a week has gone by this summer that comedian and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg’s strange antics haven’t been in the news:”

It should be noted that Michaele and Tareq Salahi are not publicity-shy by any means, and the idea that the couple could be picking a fight with the outspoken co-host of a popular daily talk show in order to get attention is not unbelievable. But this incident is just the latest in a series of attention-getting antics by Goldberg.

Just in the past month, Goldberg has been in the news for what many critics saw as her defense of Mel Gibson’s latest alleged misbehavior, calling him her “friend.” On July 19th’s show, Goldberg’s speech appeared slurred, and she admitted that it was because she had just taken an international flight and she was “still drugged” from taking something for her fear of flying. The video of Goldberg struggling to read the teleprompter became a viral sensation on the Internet and on cable news broadcasts.

Then, this week, Goldberg confronted former “Bachelor” contestant Jake Pavelka, calling him “full of garbage” when he said “The Bachelor” wasn’t “an acting job.” “Darling, I’m afraid to tell you you’re full of garbage — that is an acting job.”

With all the attention Whoopi and her show are getting lately, maybe Whoopi is beginning to treat “The View” as a kind of acting job, too.

Hopefully Whoopi’s comments about the moon landings being faked and Roman Polanski not guilty of “rape-rape,” and her predecessor’s belief that the former president deliberately crashed multiple planes into buildings and killed 3000 people were “a kind of acting job” as well.

I mean, I don’t think you can be as smart as they are and actually believe what they believe.

Oh, wait a minute.