For the past 21 years, The View has given us some of the best live drama on television. (Thank you, Barbara Walters.)
This week brings us drama between View co-host Whoopi Goldberg and Fox News's Justice with Judge Jeanine host Jeanine Pirro.
On Thursday, Pirro appeared on The View to promote her new book Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy. It didn't take long for Pirro to get into a confrontation with Goldberg about racism, xenophobia, and the Trump presidency.
Things got nasty and, if I may be shallow, a little bit fun.
Here's a sample of their relatively mild-mannered on-screen drama: Whoopi said that she's "tired" of people who call Mexicans "liars and rapists," and in response, Pirro launched into a tirade about "when people who shouldn't be here end up murdering the children of American citizens." (For what it's worth, immigrants commit crime at lower rates than native-born Americans do.) The back-and-forth prompted Goldberg to end the segment.
According to Page Six, things got more contentious backstage when Goldberg allegedly said to Pirro, "Fuck you, get the fuck out!"
From Page Six:
Pirro later complained that Goldberg treated her "like a dog."
"I've been a prosecutor, judge, DA for 30 years. I've tried murder cases. I can go toe-to-toe with anybody, but that was abuse, and it was sad," Pirro told her friends on Fox and Friends today. "It was a sad moment."
"I've been a prosecutor, judge, DA for 30 years. I've tried murder cases. I can go toe-to-toe with anybody, but that was abuse, and it was sad. It was a sad moment."@JudgeJeanine talks about her appearance on "The View." pic.twitter.com/lzQhR7evGo
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 20, 2018
Frankly, it was a great moment for those of us in the Whoopi Goldberg fandom. It's been a long time since we've seen that magic, and we're glad to have it back.