July 20, 2009, - 12:19 pm

You Knew This Was Coming: ABC “View”‘s Whoopi Goldberg is Moon Landing/Apollo 11 Truther

By Debbie Schlussel
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As you know, today is the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon. I wrote my tribute, “America Failed to Advance in Space in 40 Years Since Apollo 11: Real Science & Imagination Replaced by Junk,” on Thursday, the anniversary of the launch.
But you knew that some celebrity would use the TV airwaves to put forth the loony conspiracy theories that it never happened. And, predictably, that loon is Whoopi Goldberg, resident Communist of ABC’s “The View,” who revealed herself a Moon Landing Truther on this morning’s show of the hour-long waste of TV air. Yup, she’s an Apollo 11 Truther. Also predictable, airhead faux-conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck had no response (because this Ms. Vacant hasn’t a clue), and we had to rely on Baba Wawa to refute Goldberg’s bizarre questions.
Goldberg cited a Hollywood movie starring O.J. Simpson and Mr. Barbra Streisand (James Brolin) as astronauts, “Capricorn One,” to tell us that she wonders if the moon landing is real or faked, as it was in that fictional movie.

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One of Three Puppets is an Apollo 11 Truther
Asked Goldberg:
1) “Well, who shot the footage, if both of them [the astronauts] were in it?”
2) “Why was the flag rippling if there was no wind or air?”
Do I really need to answer these questions? Apparently, she refuses to recognize that the flag crumpled/wrinkled at the touch of the astronauts and stood like that precisely because of limited gravity, and a lack of air and wind on the moon. We know that Buzz Aldrin shot most of the footage and photos and it generally does not feature the astronauts together, other than a few blurry shots like this, which were shot from the ship. I guess she never heard of remote control and robotic or computerized cameras?
It’s hilarious that Goldberg didn’t even read her own network’s refutations of the Moon Landing Truthers’ crazy conspiracy theories.
Memo to airhead Whoopi:
We landed on the moon. We didn’t fake it six times. Some people think you never returned because you’re basically in outer space and living on a different planet.
Sadly, this space cadet is “educating” female American viewers on a daily basis on ABC.
What ever happened to the good old days of . . . “Sister Act”? This is one “Sister Act” we wish would make like a “Ghost” and disappear. (That’s basically happened and is why she’s been relegated to “The View,” the only “entertainment” job she can get.)
Here’s a video of what Buzz Aldrin–the second man on the moon–did to one of Whoopi Goldberg’s fellow Moon Landing Truthers, last year, and which I wish he’d do to her, too.


Another View:


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How long until the ignoramuses and cowards at Hot Air rip off this story without credit? 3-2-1 . . .
*** UPDATE – Reader Ari writes on Facebook (become my FaceBook Friend):

In a contest of credibility between Whoopi Goldberg and my mother in law (who worked on Apollo), I take my mother in law.

I take Ari’s Mother-In-Law over Whoopi, too. Any day.

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If I didn’t love Buzz Aldrin as the “heroic geek” (He got his doctorate of science where I got mine, so he’s a “legend” at the institute), I had to love the fact that he once decked one of the pushiest of the “moon truthers” when he accosted him and his grand daughter. I’d love to see Whoopi the Weird put forth her crap to the Colonel and see what would happen now- LOL
Not to proogate a very old geek joke, but obviously whoopi isn’t the first liberal to visit the planet “Uranus”.. :D
“On September 9, 2002, filmmaker Bart Sibrel, a proponent of the Apollo moon landing hoax theory, confronted Aldrin and his granddaughter outside a Beverly Hills, California hotel. Sibrel said Ôø?YouÔø?re the one who said you walked on the moon and you didnÔø?tÔø? and called Aldrin Ôø?a coward, a liar, and a thief.Ôø? Aldrin punched Sibrel in the face. Beverly Hills police and the cityÔø?s prosecutor declined to file charges after other witnesses reported that Sibrel had initiated physical contact. Sibrel suffered no permanent injuries”
[MD: PERHAPS YOU MISSED THE VIDEOS POSTED IN THIS ENTRY ABOVE, WHICH CAPTURE EXACTLY THAT. PLEASE WATCH THEM, AS I GUARANTEE A VIDEO IS WORTH MORE THAN 1,000 WORDS . . . ESPECIALLY IN THIS CASE. DS]

Mistress_Dee on July 20, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Whoopi Goldberg has failed as a comic, actress, and now as a talking head. When will this raspy voiced “has been ” make her final exit off of the stage? Whoopi knows knowing, and does not even have the sense to know that she knows nothing. Her participation on the “The View” makes Barbara Walters look like an intellectual heavy weight by comparison. Ms. Goldberg needs to pack it in, and move on.

Worry01 on July 20, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Debbie,
I believe there are some NASA satellite or space rover photos which show the original landing site and what we left there.
Have these truthers get their telescopes out! LOL
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HappyDae on July 20, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Mistress_Dee:
I would say that Bart Sibrel was the coward and liar in this situation. He is little more than a stalker who got what was coming to him. Dr. Aldrin was a distinguished graduate at West Point, served as a fighter Pilot during the Korean War, was a aerial gunner instructor after the war, and earned a doctorate from MIT. This background made Dr. Aldrin a “must have” for NASA, and the rest is all history. What does Bart Sibrel have going for him aside from some psychotic documentaries that would make make even a conspiracy theorist blush. Dr. Aldrin was a warrior, scientist, and space explorer, while Sibril is someone who deserves a restraining order.

Worry01 on July 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm

“Apparently, she refuses to recognize that the flag crumpled/wrinkled at the touch of the astronauts and stood like that precisely because of the lack of gravity, air, and wind on the moon.”
Debbie, just for the sake of accuracy, you should know that there is gravity on the moon. It’s about 1/6 the gravitational force we experience on earth. There is also wind on the moon: solar wind.
Loved the video of Buzz Aldrin punching the pushy truther, I’d never seen that. Nice.

Richard on July 20, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Why go to all the trouble of launching rockets if the moon landings never really happened? A conspiracy of the sort Whoopi Goldberg describes couldn’t have been kept a secret for long – too many people would be in on it to keep it a conspiracy for long. Conspiracy theories are “attractive” explanations that involve entities multiplied beyond necessary explanation. Goldberg has apparently never heard of Occam’s Razor. Yes, they really did land on the moon!

NormanF on July 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm

“The View” is simply a repository for the most offensive, leftist has-beens and never-weres in Hollywood. It is purposely set up with “big-bucks Bab’s” intent to change public opinion. Since it appeals those who are easily hoodwinked, and has a huge audience, we now see just how powerful it’s influence. Sad, really.

spiffo on July 20, 2009 at 3:55 pm

*How long until the ignoramuses and cowards at Hot Air rip off this story without credit? 3-2-1 . . .*
Didn’t take too long. You posted this three hours before Hot Air posted almost the same story, without credit or link to you.
I’ve noticed the same pattern lately.

Gabe on July 20, 2009 at 4:05 pm

MD: PERHAPS YOU MISSED THE VIDEOS POSTED IN THIS ENTRY ABOVE, WHICH CAPTURE EXACTLY THAT. PLEASE WATCH THEM, AS I GUARANTEE A VIDEO IS WORTH MORE THAN 1,000 WORDS . . . ESPECIALLY IN THIS CASE. DS]
Exactly what happened, Debbie- The videos were timed out when I first read your article. Very gratifying to watch.
Too bad another ScD from the institute – Dr. Thomas Eagar (materials and structural engineerin professor who did the engineering studies as to why the twin towers collapsed and was ripped apart by the whole 911 conspiracy-nut universe) – didn’t do the same thing to one or more of the 9/11 truther sstarting with Steve Jones.. :D

Mistress_Dee on July 20, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Hi Debbie:
The weekend before last I had time so I visited the Hayden Planeterium/Rose Center in New York. It is a fabulous institution and has many great exhibits.
One feature was a movie in the planeterium called “Journey to the stars”. It was narrated by none other than Whoopi Golberg. She did a great job, however, the staff including Neil degrasse Tyson of PBS NOVA fame, must be groaning over her remarks.
Hearing what she said only makes his job tougher in trying to present real science to the masses. He is also trying hard to ignite the imagination of children and maybe spark their interest in science careers.

spaceship22 on July 20, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Debbie I cant agree with this. You said “What ever happened to the good old days of . . . “Sister Act”?
Uhhhh…those were good old days? I don’t think so!! Sister Act and any of her movies are a joke. I like Buzz knocking that effeminate off his feet.
[CS: THAT WAS A JOKE/SARCASM. DS]

californiascreaming on July 20, 2009 at 7:20 pm

First off-GO BUZZ love you. As to whoopie, go get typhoid and die.

mindy1 on July 20, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I got it. We can prove to Whoopi we landed there. Let’s take her to the moon and leave her there.

californiascreaming on July 20, 2009 at 8:03 pm

I think MythBusters proved how all of these things actually occurred.

Chad D on July 20, 2009 at 11:51 pm

I think there is a conspiracy theory going around that Whoopi Goldberg has some undiscerned merit of which none of us are aware.

Worry01 on July 21, 2009 at 1:15 am

Actually Neil Armstrong had the camera and took the pictures on the lunar surface. Most of the pictures of the astronaut from Apollo 11 are of Buzz Aldrin. I’m sick of people like Goldberg who believe this nonsense. Nothing will ever convince them, there’s a conspiracy behind every door. Next we’ll hear that MJ didn’t die but just wanted to “get away from it all!”

Marc on July 21, 2009 at 9:28 am

Actually most of the pictures of the astronaut on the moon from Apollo 11 are of Buzz Aldrin since Neil Armstrong had the camera and took the pictures. In fact I don’t think any of the pictures (except for the one reflected in the helmet) include Neil Armstrong on the moon, they’re all of Aldrin. W. Goldberg is an idiot. Now I’m waiting to hear that Michael Jackson didn’t die but just wanted to “get away from it all” a la Jim Morrison.

Marc on July 21, 2009 at 9:35 am

Sorry for the dup.

Marc on July 21, 2009 at 9:36 am

Woopie is just an attention seeking has been. And yes i know we did land. All you conspiracy theory people get me gull. Try to make yourself look more knowledgeable then you ever could be. Just like the holocaust never happened people make me sick. 6 million plus jews and others tortured and burned but because you wern’t there to see it don’t believe it. Thats why Ike made sure the press came and took thousands of videos and pics of it because he knew someday somebody would say it never happened. And JFK had what 3 shooters? 9-11 was done by the government ? Plus many more…. Oh yeah Micheal Jackson didn’t pay off family of a kid he touched with 13.5 to shut them up either did he…
I wish Buzz would slam Whoopi down and t-bag her. Then she would get coverage and attention.

mrknowitall on July 21, 2009 at 10:19 am

LOL – “TRUTHER CONSEQUENCES” Gotta love it. Way to go, Buzz! Definitely, “The Right Stuff.”
P.S. I posted this over at FloppingAces,…
http://www.floppingaces.net/2009/07/16/apollo-11-40-years-ago/comment-page-1/#comment-226371
(…with video embed assist from “Mike’s America”)

yonason on July 21, 2009 at 11:07 am

Whoopi Goldberg has mouthed clever ‘truths’ scripted for her by genuinely intelligent people for so long in ‘Star Trek’ she actually believes she’s smart.
I think a teleprompter would help. I know of another buffoon who uses one when he feels the need to make coherent statements.
By the way, I wonder how idiots like repulsive WhoopiG would react if someone declared slavery never happened in America?

happyinfidel on July 21, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I don’t watch The View, but I really believed Goldberg had some common sense. Now, I realize that she’s not too bright or simply trying hard to create controversy to resurrect her career. Unbelievable!

Conrad Sundol on December 19, 2009 at 2:07 pm

The American flag placed on the moon had a pole that went throught the top to keep it upright, these people are idiots, I am proud to have fought for their right to speak freely as morons but wish Whoopass would go away.

F16pilot101 on June 7, 2010 at 11:26 pm

The American flag placed on the moon had a pole that ran across the top to keep it upright, Whooass is a moron, I am proud to have fought for her right to speak freely but I wish she would just go away.

F16pilot101 on June 7, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Do I have to say it again and again?

F16pilot101 on June 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm

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