For the most part, Whoopi is pretty consistent in defending the stupid things that people say and get in trouble with. While I may not always agree with the actions she's defending, I commend her consistency. After all, she's been the one in hot water for things that she's said more than once. She's walked in those shoes, so she's extending the same kind of compassion that she was looking for herself. In addition, she's made a career of speaking her mind. She defends people who speak their minds. People can disagree without the need to destroy people on the other side. Whoopi is walking the walk to back up her talk.