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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Rosie - Schoolyard Bully, Quits The View

Fellow Americans, Our national nightmare is over. Unfortunately, this blog has just experienced the loss of one of our great sources of content.

Rosie has quit the view before her contract was up.

Like all schoolyard bullies, Rosie O'Donnell could not continue once Hasselbeck stood up to her. Here's the episode where Hasselbeck stands up to Rosie and you can see that Rosie is surprised:



Here's an article on ABCNews.com which has comments from the key players, which I'll translate:

In the Wake of O'Donnell, 'The View' Searches for a Replacement
Whoppi Goldberg, Gayle King Could Take O'Donnell's Seat

May 26, 2007 —

After months of insults, controversy and showdowns, the news of Rosie O'Donnell's departure from "The View" spread fast and furiously.

Though her contract wasn't up until June 20, O'Donnell announced Friday she would not return to "The View" after a controversial blowout Wednesday with her co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

On "Good Morning America Weekend," Michael Ausiello, senior writer for TV Guide, said the search for O'Donnell's replacement is already in full gear.

"We're hearing that Whoppi (sic) Goldberg is maybe the front runner," he said. "Personally, I think they should go with Gayle King."

The Feud to End All Feuds

O'Donnell and Hasselbeck's fight began two weeks ago, when O'Donnell commented on the number of Iraqi deaths and was accused of insinuating U.S. troops are the real terrorists in Iraq -- a claim she vehemently denies. On Wednesday, she called Hasselbeck a coward for not standing by her.

O'Donnell was absent from "The View" for the rest of the week. In a statement to ABCNews.com Thursday, Barbara Walters, the show's creator and co-executive producer, said O'Donnell was off to celebrate her partner's birthday and there would be "peace in the kingdom" of "The View."

But Friday afternoon, ABC announced O'Donnell's stint on the talk show was done.

In a statement Friday, Brian Frons, president of Disney-ABC's Daytime Television Group, said, "We had hoped that Rosie would be with us until the end of her contract three weeks from now, but Rosie has informed us that she would like an early leave. Therefore, we part ways, thank her for her tremendous contribution to 'The View' and wish her well."

Translation: Thank god that that obnoxious and despicable person is off of my network. I was concerned that she might actually serve out the remaining weeks, but fortunately Elisabeth stood up for herself and put Rosie in her place. Who knew that Rosie was such a coward that she couldn't take the heat for another few weeks?
Walters said, "I brought Rosie to the show. Rosie contributed to one of our most exciting and successful years at 'The View.' I am most appreciative. Our close and affectionate relationship will not change."

Translation: Oh, my god... while Rosie was great publicity for my show, I deeply regret her psychotic rantings which legitimized some of the most idiotic and unfounded views by the fringes of our society. When I created a show called "The View," I wanted to have a discussion with a variety of perspectives (primarily from the center left), but Rosie was just a steamroller with her wild-eyed conspiracy stuff, you know? I mean, she was just disastrous and I hope having her on doesn't hurt my reputation as a serious journalist. Excuse me, if you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?
In her own statement, O'Donnell said, "It's been an amazing year and I love all three women."

Translation: I can't believe that little stick figure across the table stood up to me! I mean, I'm the big man woman on campus here and she totally ignored my status. Sure, I'd like to date her, but only if she'd agree to not challenge my positions on how US troops are terrorists, how 9/11 was an inside job (because fire has never melted steel, you know?), etc.

I hate all three of those women...
[...]
As for the future of "The View," fans can expect to see O'Donnell replaced with a similarly opinioned, strong-willed woman. But filling her seat won't be an easy task.

"It's a big challenge now, filling her shoes -- whether you can fill her shoes," Ausiello said. "You need someone in there who's going to be unpredictable, who's not going to be afraid to speak her mind."

Translation: We've got to find another nutjob who can say ridiculous and harmful things, but isn't so objectionable as a person. I mean, Rosie had some great thoughts, we just thought that the way she delivered them, in her usual, obnoxious style, detracted from the message.

=== End of translation ===

Of course, there are strong-willed women out there. Check out Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin, etc. There are also similarly strong women on the Left (Huffington, Taylor Marsh, etc. Of course, they're just as shrill and obnoxious as Rosie and likely to turn off viewers.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (1)
Theway2k said...

Rosie is a Lez bully. The unfortunate thing I saw in the video is that the audience joined Rosie in NOT allowing Hasselbeck to make her point.

Hasselbeck not only stood up to Rosie bu to the delude in the audience. Go Hasselbeck.