On Tuesday, the ladies of ABC’s “The View” had strong opinions on the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
“I think the town is this big and whoever made the decision was just an idiot,” Whoopi Goldberg said regarding St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch opting to announce the decision to not indict Officer Wilson in the evening. “I don’t think it was pre-calculated because I sort of feel like if you were concerned about … [if] you were afraid stuff was going to happen, you wouldn’t have taken 55 months to make a decision,” she added sarcastically.
Goldberg also brought up President Obama’s speech, where he called for calm, even though the images out of Ferguson “might make good TV.”
“At some point I guess the president said, ‘I guess this is good TV,’ or something about TV,” Golberg added. “And when you look, there’s a giant fire, this town is this big, where’s the ambulance? What the hell was going on there?”
Rosie O’Donnell then chimed in, noting she wasn’t at all surprised by the verdict, but she does take issue with media coverage.
“They didn’t show a loop of him [Michael Brown] laying in the street for five hours and being taken away in an SVU — not an ambulance or an EMT,” O’Donnell said.
“For four-and-a-half hours that child — dead, laid in the middle of the street. They should show that on a tape for four hours.”
Ryan O’Connell contributed to this report.