Whoopi Goldberg to Replace Rosie O'Donnell on 'The View'

Barbara Walters announced that comedian, actress, and liberal activist Whoopi Goldberg will take Rosie O'Donnell's place as the moderator on "The View." Barbara Walters made the announcement.

"Today is the day we have been waiting for.  You are about to meet the new moderator of 'The View' and we are thrilled. She is brilliant. She is funny. She's an enormous talent. She's an Oscar winning actress, a Broadway superstar. And we have her. Please join us in welcoming Whoopi Goldberg."      

Although she will likely be less controversial than Rosie she does have a history of left wing remarks.

Most recently, as a guest co-host of her new show, Whoopi railed that "nobody as a right to burn [their own Dixie Chicks CD's]" and "burning them in public brings on 1933."

Speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in 2004, Whoopi used crude remarks to describe the president exclaiming, "keep Bush where it belongs [points at crotch] and not the White House."

In 1997, upon interviewing with Katie Couric, Whoopi discussed her support for abortion rights and "outed" Katie Couric as an abortion rights supporter, claiming they "marched together." When Couric denied it, Whoopi joked "it was somebody that looked like you."

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