Everyone is a whore according to "View" panelist Joy Behar. Discussing the identity of Governor Eliot Spitzer’s call girl, Ashley Alexandra Dupre, Behar appeared sympathetic and portrayed the woman as a victim. Later in the show, in conversing about former "American Idol" contestant David Hernandez’s alleged background as a stripper, Behar hypothesized that "everybody is a whore, a little bit."
Crackpot theories are not new to daytime personality. Behar previously suggested that the saints of the past would be mental patients today. Joy Behar continued that "every time you say ‘yes’ when you want to say ‘no,’ you’re whoring yourself." Whoopi Goldberg opined "it depends what you think whoring is. You know, what’s whoring to one person is not whoring to another."
The transcript is below.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Isn’t it that what really all of this is about? It comes down again to morality. Did he need to be a male stripper? He might have.
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: Maybe.
GOLDBERG: Did, you know, does this girl need to be a working girl? Maybe.
BARBARA WALTERS: You know, there are night clubs all across America in which guys strip. We’ve had, by the way, we’ve had guys stripping not down to the- we’ve had them stripping on this show.
GOLDBERG: That’s the point I’m making.
JOY BEHAR: So the conclusion, the conclusion we’ve come to is everybody is a whore, a little bit, a little bit.
WALTERS: "What’s your price?" is what you’re saying.
BEHAR: Everybody whores themselves just a little bit, every time you say "yes" when you want to say "no," you’re whoring yourself.
GOLDBERG: Well, it depends on what you think whoring is. You know, what’s whoring to one person is not whoring to another.
BEHAR: Well, that’s the point.
GOLDBERG: And there’s the, there’s the bottom line. That’s the bottom line.
Audio available here.