03/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Whoopi Knocks O'Reilly Over Helen Thomas Comment: "If You're Gonna Do Humor, Learn How To Do It" (VIDEO)

During an appearance on Bill O'Reilly's show Tuesday night, Whoopi Goldberg criticized the Fox News host for calling longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas "the wicked witch of the East" last week. O'Reilly, who previously spent a good amount of time on air defending his remarks as well as his impression of Thomas, asked the "View" co-host "do you have a beef with me of some kind about Helen Thomas?" Goldberg responded by saying she found the remark out of character for O'Reilly and that while he insisted it was just a joke, it would have helped if he actually knew how to be funny.

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