by radical fundamentalists who have taken a chapter out of the Karl Rove playbook on how to shape public opinion. Or maybe they've hired Ann Coulter as their publicist. She sure knows how to manipulate the media.
Why do I say this? Look at these headlines:
Whoopi Goldberg Thinks Dog Murder Is Cool, Sort Of.
by Stuart Heritage for Heckler Spray
Whoopi Goldberg Defends Vicks Dog-fighting Role
By Steve Gorman for Yahoo News
Whoopi Goldberg Defends Mike Vick on The View
This resembles a swift boat campaign against Whoopi.
I did not agree with everyone that she said during Tuesday's broadcast of "The View" but good heavens I didn't have to make something up.
Whoopi Goldberg has done way too much to champion social, political and yes, animal rights causes for me not to say something about these attempts at character assassination.
Not that Whoopi needs my help. She weathered the Ted Dansen/black-face skit furor very well without me putting in my two cents. I just can't stand by and watch the wheels of the lie machine spin. This type of cow dung travels the internet at the speed of light.
If you missed the broadcast or don't live in the US, you can view Whoopi's comments online at:
Decide for yourself.
The spirit of Karl Rove is alive and well in American society. If you can't beat them with the truth, just make up a lie.