Saturday, April 13, 2024

Former “The View” Producer Bill Geddie: Whoopi Will Be Fine, “But there’s something bigger at play here”


Bill Geddie was the original producer of “The View.” He was there for 17 years. Now he’s weighing on Whoopi Goldberg’s situation. She was suspended by ABC for two weeks after insisting the Holocaust wasn’t about race. Whoopi refused to apologize when literally everyone complained. On “Colbert,” on Twitter, on “The View” on Tuesday she just kept doubling down on her position while at the same time saying she appreciated hearing all sides, including the Anti-Defamation League. What was she thinking? This is unlike her. Whoopi is not anti-Semite. But she seems to have gotten caught up in her own rhetoric and won’t let go of it.

I met Bill Geddie many times. He was a straight shooter. This is what he said today on Facebook.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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