During an appearance on Bill O’Reilly‘s show Tuesday night, Whoopi Goldberg criticized the Fox News host for calling longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas “the wicked witch of the East” last week. O’Reilly, who previously spent a good amount of time on air defending his remarks as well as his impression of Thomas, asked the “View” co-host “do you have a beef with me of some kind about Helen Thomas?” Goldberg responded by saying she found the remark out of character for O’Reilly and that while he insisted it was just a joke, it would have helped if he actually knew how to be funny.
What isn’t at all funny in any conceivable way is the whole reason O’Reilly said what he said about Thomas in the first place, which was simply that she had referred to Al Qaeda in her question to Obama as “so called” terrorists.
Now to the 911 families who had their entire lives ripped up in a hail of smoke, glass shards, office debris and burning jet fuel….there is nothing “so called” about Al Qaeda…to the firemen and cops who lost their lives that morning, there is nothing so called about Al Qaeda….to the Americans who’ve been held captive, tortured and beheaded….there is nothing “so called” about Al Qaeda….so Whoopi….that’s what isn’t funny in the least. But here’s a little laugh just for you…the only thing “so called” in this whole equation is your credibility.