After Rosie O’Donnell got into a heated argument over abortion with CNN’s S.E. Cupp during a “View” test show, Whoopi Goldberg ended up taking a thinly-veiled shot at another fellow co-host Barbara Walters.
Some sources from “The View” production team say that Cupp (wanting the conservative role on the show) had a huge debate which got pretty nasty over the Australian couple who asked their surrogate to abort a Down syndrome baby.
Then O’Donnell took a shot at Cupp, chastising her and saying that she didn’t want another Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the show.
And this is where Walters comes in. After the taping, Whoopi said in front of producers and several potential host replacements that she’d been “working with a cranky 85-year-old woman who’s mad about everything for 2 years” and that she needs a break.
People are not sure whether she was upset at Walters or O’Donell, but the shot at Barbara was pretty obvious and undeniable. Rosie is, after all, not 85. Barbara is.