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Given the internet's reputation for publishing everything at the moment it's said, or even before, how does one go about finding the terrible terrible things that Whoopi said about the Shrub? I Googled Whoopi and comments, and only got news stories. She probably didn't hand out her comments ahead of time, but how does one find reports of the actual statements? dopers? xo C.
07-16-2004, 12:20 AM
On Air America Radio, they said Whoopi made a sexual pun on Mr. Bush's last name. Because of the FCC's newfound concern about indecency on the airwaves, that was as close as they could get. In reaction, the folks at Slim-Fast dropped Ms. Goldberg as their company spokesmodel.
The AAR folks further said that Dennis Miller, in introducing Mr. Bush at a fundraiser, made a gay-bashing joke implying the Mr. Kerry and Mr. Edwards were gay. Mr. Bush made no effort to chide Mr. Miller for his joke.
It seems odd that the Slim Fast folks apparently hired Whoopi without knowing that she often does bawdy material, and now they're shocked, shocked that she told a sexual joke. :smack:
Duck Duck Goose
07-16-2004, 01:55 AM
how does one go about finding the terrible terrible things that Whoopi said about the Shrub? I Googled Whoopi and comments, and only got news stories.
You're on the right track--try "whoopi bush" on GoogleNews (enjoying the sensation of such a once-in-a-lifetime Google search string), and then browse.
Advertiser drops Whoopi after Bush sex joke
Stephen Brook, advertising correspondent
Thursday July 15, 2004
Slim-Fast has dropped Whoopi Goldberg from its advertising after the comedian made a sexual joke about George Bush.
The Unilever-owned diet food brand acted after Goldberg made fun of the US president at a Democratic fundraiser at Radio City Music Hall in New York last week.
"We should keep Bush where he belongs," Goldberg said, gesturing at her genitals, "and not in the White House."
SlimFast gags and downsizes Whoopi
Bad-taste gags at W during Dem gala cost big fat gig
BY DAVE GOLDINER
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
...Brandishing a sealed wine bottle in one hand, Goldberg used a double entendre to skewer the President over his last name at least a dozen times as she pointed to her nether regions.
She also used Vice President Cheney's first name to make a sexual reference about the Republicans' ticket.
07-16-2004, 05:49 AM
And another one (again from the UK - how prudish is the American media, fer*inappropriate religious reference deleted*sakes?):
The actress made lewd references to the U.S. president during a Democratic Party fund-raising event at Radio City Music Hall in New York last Thursday.
Republicans were outraged by her performance in which she kept using Mr Bush's name and pointing at a part of her body.
Republicans were outraged? Good grief, that's a good reason to fire somebody.
07-16-2004, 10:20 AM
Generally, I don't like making fun of people's names; it's childish, and irrelevant to their merits as people or elected officials. But for Christ's sake, when the Pres. and VP and named Bush and Dick, what can one expect?
And for that matter, what the hell did they expect when they asked Whoopi to speak?
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