Soda Wars: Barbara, Whoopi and Sherri Are THIRSTY to Fight About Bloomberg’s War on Pop! (VIDEO) Jamey Giddens August 1, 2013 ABC Daytime, Talk Shows, The View 9 Comments Things got so heated on The View when the co-hosts discussed NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's continued attempts to ban large, sugary sodas, I had to run to the kitchen and grab a Big Gulp! While Bloomberg's BFF Barbara Walters cosigned him playing Big Brother of the Bodega, Whoopi Goldberg wasn't having it. Sherri Shepherd, who has written about her struggles with diabetes, commended the mayor. Watch the intense, soda debate after the jump!