Whoopi Goldberg had an axe to grind with the New York Times when she hit "The View" stage on Monday morning. The actress and co-host discussed a Sunday article called "Hollywood's Whiteout," about how only a few black actors have been given Oscars over the 83-year history of the awards and the lack of diversity of this year's nominees.
While co-host Barbara Walters began the discussion about the article, noting that Goldberg's 1990 win for Best Supporting Actress in "Ghost" had not been mentioned, Goldberg stated her opinion when asked how she felt about the omission.
"It's hard not to take it personally," Goldberg said. "This is sloppy journalism."
The article, written by Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, film critics at the newspaper, does mention several actors who have won since Halle Berry and Denzel Washington nabbed both Best Actor awards in 2002, including Jamie Foxx and Mo'Nique.
"People in Somalia know [I've won an Oscar]; people in China know," she added before telling the New York Times, "You're supposed to be better than this. This is not some newspaper from Hoochie-Coochie Land."
"Dammit, get your facts straight!" she said.
Hasselbeck added she had canceled her subscription to the newspaper in protest.
The paper then responded to "The View" in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. "The error lies with those who are reading the story incorrectly," a spokesperson for the newspaper said. "The point of the piece was not to name every black actor or actress who has been awarded an Oscar, it was to draw a comparison between the number who won prior to 2002 (the year Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won) and those who have won since. And the story states very clearly that in 73 years, prior to 2002, only seven black actors/actresses won Oscars."