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Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes To New York Times (VIDEO)

02/16/2011 12:52 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Whoopi Goldberg apologized to the New York Times on Wednesday for calling an article in the paper—which talked about African Americans who have won Oscars but did not mention her—"sloppy" and "shoddy."

The article discussed the lack of black nominees in this year's Oscars, but did not reference Goldberg's 1990 win for "Ghost." On Monday's "View," Goldberg said she felt "dismissed and erased" by this omission, and accused the Times of practicing "sloppy journalism." The Times responded, saying that the article was not meant to be comprehensive, but rather to note the seeming step back the Oscars have taken since 2002, when Halle Berry and Denzel Washington both won awards.

On Wednesday, Goldberg put an end to the feud:

"I said that I felt the reporting was shoddy and for that I’m going to apologize, OK? I personally found the article really confusing, and as I said, I was also quite hurt that Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gossett Jr., and myself were not included in this expose about black Hollywood. But for saying it was shoddy reporting, I apologize, New York Times."

Watch (via Mediaite):

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