July 20, 2009, - 12:19 pm
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.
One of Three Puppets is an Apollo 11 Truther
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.
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.