Whoopi Goldberg unloads on 'clickbait' reporting on student anti-Israel protests

By Mike Fishmore | May 9, 2024

Best clickbait

The View co-hosts discussed ongoing student protests against Israel on college campuses. Whoopi Goldberg criticized media coverage for only showing "clickbait" of extreme protests rather than peaceful ones. 
 

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"Part of our problem is the media takes what is the best clickbait. So, you see the same posters or you see the same people, but you don't see the folks who are doing peaceful stuff and saying, 'here's what we want to do.' I would caution the media to be very careful about what they're doing, and how they're handling this, because what they seem to be doing is pushing a narrative that people are pushing against, which students are pushing against, which I'm thrilled to see, because I like when students get mad and say, ‘we want a change made,’" Goldberg said.
 

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She cautioned media to be careful in pushing narratives students oppose. Sunny Hostin argued the protests should be called "anti-war" instead of taking sides, and that criticism of government policies is not antisemitism but comes from the authoritarian far-right.