Rosie's Statement Your Opinion?

United States
May 29, 2007 5:08am CST
We have been aware of the early demise of Rosie O'Donnell from "The View" as a result of her on air "fight" with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. The argument with Hasselbeck began Wednesday over O'Donnell's statement last week about the war: "655,000 Iraqi civilians have died. Who are the terrorists?" I found her statement to be very ambiguous. I am not asking when you like or dislike Rosie O'Donnell but how do you interpret the statement? Full Story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070529/ap_en_ce/rosie_o_donnell
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
29 May 07
I gotta tell ya..I have no opinion either way simply becuase I am SO SICK AND TIRED of hearing about Rosie flippin O'Donnell.....I used to like her some yrs back but ya knwo what, I'm just sick of her and her antics at this point....She's about as high on my favs list as Paris Hilton (whom btw I absolutely cant stand)
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@GardenGerty (100472)
• United States
29 May 07
At first blush, not hearing the inflections or knowing what went after, I get the impression that she thinks WE are the terrorists. With a second thought, she could be asking who the terrorists are that are doing this, and honest question. I stay away from Rosie, generally, because she seems so belligerent.
• United States
29 May 07
Yes she is very opinionated and belligerent, sometimes she is funny to watch and listen to her but she does go overboard a lot.
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@mummymo (23707)
29 May 07
I do not know much of Rosie O'Donnell - I have heard of her but that is about all! I agree that her statement is ambiguous and in some respects I agree with her - I am not saying that I think our forces are terrorists but innocent Iraqi's are being killed both by insurgents and by our armed forces! They are still suffering after the fall of Saddam and there seems to be no end in sight for these people and I think it is sad that they have to continue to suffer! No matter what our opinion is , isn't it the First Amendment in the US that gives a tight to Free Speech - it is just a pity sometimes that people - espescially those in the limelight do no think more aout the statements they make and use them in a more positive way! xxx
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@mizrae (587)
• United States
29 May 07
on this I agree with you entirely. when so much could be done in a positive way by speaking out, why use this to hurt people.
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@mummymo (23707)
29 May 07
Exactly - after all don't they say that you catch more bees with sugar than with vinegsr? xxx
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• United States
29 May 07
Rosie is very well known for being rather confrontational. Sometimes I find her amusing and other times I find her to be rather nasty. I honestly don't beleive she thinks before she speaks.
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@mizrae (587)
• United States
29 May 07
Plain and simple, my interpretation is that she's inferring because we are there, we are the terrorist! However, she fails to recognize the civil war going on and Iraqi civilians would have been murdered anyway.
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@mummymo (23707)
29 May 07
I am not trying to be confrontational mizrae, neither am I saying I think you are entirely wrong but there was a civil war in America, if , God Forbid, it happened again either there or in the UK, how do you think our citizens would react to those from foreign countries and different culture being there saying that they knew better than we did?xxx
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@mizrae (587)
• United States
29 May 07
that's my interpretation. I would hate that there was a civil war and I HATE that we are there under FALSE pretenses. I'm not saying it's right, whether here or there. Are we adding fuel to the fire? Perhaps, and believe me, I've thought about all the innocents being killed in Iraq. But we are not the terrorist.
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@mummymo (23707)
29 May 07
No mizrae - and believe me I would never say that either! I just think there are so many ways of looking at the situation, overall I think that terrorist attacks and wars in the middle east and civil unrest in so many countries is a sad reflection on our world today! I thank you for not taking offense - I was a bit worried as I know some people do! xxx
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@devilsangel (1817)
• United States
29 May 07
I don't know if I completely agree with her statement but I can understand where she's commin from. I definatly don't think she should have been fired over it. She's intitled to state her own opinion, you know we have that right under the first amendment. She had a point and made it and thats pretty much what the view was about. Peoples different point of views on things.
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• United States
29 May 07
Actually she did not get fired because of her statement she asked and received permission to leave The View 3 months before her contract was up. A contract that was not going to be renewed due the the financial terms of the renewal not being agreed upon.
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@meander (168)
• Canada
31 May 07
I have always liked Rosie and have no quams with her. She can be B&*** but she has a heart of Gold and is ever eager to help in the Arts as well as the down trodden.Those who do not like her are the ones who are diemeterilu opposed to her from the start. No matter what she does.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
29 May 07
Well I took it to mean....we went there for one reason and now we are staying for other reasons and in the mean time innocent people are getting killed every day....I'm sure the surviving families see us as the terrorists or at least that we don't belong there. I think she just threw it out there in defense of the innocent that have been killed and to be her usual confrontational self. Just my opinion. I actually like the way Rosie slings crap out there...it's amusing at times, though she usually does speak before thinking...I don't always think she's too far off.
• United States
30 May 07
Mari that is how I took when she said it. I will miss Rosie and she could be very entertaining I thought her to do with "the Donald" was a hoot. I watched it today and it really just confirmed it for me that I will probably not be watching it much any more. I have never liked Elisabeth Hasselbeck she comes across to me as as "miss know it all" and not in the funny brassy way Rosie did.
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@sunshinecup (7881)
29 May 07
I have to say, I kind of seen her point. No, I reckon I should say I feel her frustration. However, insinuating we are the terrorists or at least our soldiers are, was a bit extreme. I don't agree with this war, I think it's wrong in my heart and soul, I do. But our fathers, sons, and brothers over there don’t deserve our anger. This wasn't their call. We have to remember that and reflect our aggravation at the correct source(s). So in short, I think Rosie, once again didn’t think before she spoke, she let her emotions get the best of her. This happens to be one of the reasons I am not a big fan of hers.
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• United States
29 May 07
Rosie never seems to think before she speaks. I am not a big fan either but I heard just yesterday that she is one of biggest (no pun intended) philanthropists in our country but this is something she does not open her big mouth about.
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• United States
29 May 07
From just that statement I would interpret it to mean thhat she thinks we are the terrorists. It was not presented well at all. Most of the civilians have been killed by the bombs and snipers not Americans. I can understand why people were mad about this since I would be too. She has a right to her opinions and her beliefs, but she does not have the right to try and force feed her views on everyone else. The screaming and hollering matches she gets into are both unnerving and disgraceful, I am glad she has taken a vacation from the show.
• United States
29 May 07
I think it is a permanent vacation from that show but I don't think we have heard the last of her.
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@ozangel82 (754)
• Australia
30 May 07
I took it as Elisabeth was saying bush and his lackeys are the terrorists not the troop as it seemed rosie claimed. I am from australia though and dont really follow american or any politics so it was all sorta confusing to me. I am kinda glad rosie has gone though as I wasn't really that fond of her.
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Rsie is the worst thing that ever has happened to dykville, The gays need to get her straightened up.
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• United States
1 Jun 07
Can't say for certain, but I'd be willing to bet that you don't know a single thing about lesbians, gays, or what you're talking about. We like Rosie just fine, thanks, mainly because she'd rip your head off and eat it for an ultra-lame statement like this! Get thee behind me, bigot!
@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Shame on you. You need to get down on your knees and ask for gods forgiveness. You know what the bible says and it was written by god him self, Thou shalt not lust after people of the same gender or thou shall be forever cursed to be attacked by homophobic bigots with humorless tunnel vision. Rosie is as appealing as a blister on a toliet seat with the intellect and personality of a constipated cow with a migrain headache. I will forgive you for jumping to ill concieved jugments, as there is the possibility that I would rather hear a fat boy fart than a pretty girl sing.
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@gardengrrl (1445)
• United States
30 May 07
Rosie is Rosie. Anyone who expected that "Queen of Nice" act she used to do on her morning tv show was deluded. While she clearly blurted out what she was thinking without considering the implications, she asked a damn good, albeit rhetorical, question. In the eyes of many people around the globe, we are terrorists. The Iraqis didn't mount a serious attempt to overthrow Saddam because they knew there was nothing to put in his place. G.H.W. Bush knew that too, and left Iraq in "peace". The citizens of Iraq never asked for our "help". The REAL terrorists couldn't get more than a nice dinner from Saddam, and had almost no presence in the country. Now, Iraq is Al Qeida Central, and we're stuck there, wasting brave American lives for no better reason than to keep the clusterf**k we created from getting even worse. It was a rhetorical question that got stupid little Hasselbeck into a knee-jerk response froth, and she couldn't even form a coherent sentence. She had to resort to the first grade schoolyard tactic of distorting the statement and carrying on about being called a name. Actually, she probably isn't literate enough to understand the difference between referring to something as a cowardly act and calling a person a coward. Somebody, please, send this little post-Survivor media ho back to the island! I think that there is good discussion to be had on the notion that we have lowered ourselves to the level of these scum, causing, even if not directly perpetrating, over half a million deaths to take place in a country that didn't need or want us.
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• United States
30 May 07
Great response!!! My views exactly. Thank You!
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• United States
30 May 07
You're welcome, and thanks for the BR! Great discussion, I had fun!
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
29 May 07
I did not "hear" her comment- but I would automatically assume that she meant to stir up trouble. She goes for shock value in most of her on screen tirades. She's not at all concerned with popular opinion...in fact it's most likely geared toward the UN-popular opinion. I personally am glad we are in Iraq - I am proud that we chose to fight on "their turf" and not downtown in my city. Sept 11th was way too close to home for me. What the American public seems to forget is that over 3500 INNOCENT people were killed in 1 day over their anger and jealousy. Of the 655,000 Iraqi civilians that she intimated that have been killed how many of those wouldn't walk up and stab you, or spit on you or carry a bomb to your home if given the chance? Also how many of those were killed by the U.S. I would bet more were killed at the hands of their own or the insurgents than by American Men and Women fighting for "all" freedoms. We tried to help but they don't want help. These people have been fighting for thousands of years! that is all they know. Human life has No meaning to them. The ones that have the power are greedy, cruel and heartless. It matters not that there are starving children, or woman are treated like animals... they are only interested in their own self worth and gain. That being said.... I LOVE and support my President and considering the task he took over I think he's doing a darn good job. "War is Hell" as we all know. People die! it's awful and my heart hurts for every soldier, man or woman that has paid the ultimate price for our freedom. But being and American I am so very proud to own my right to speak my opinion, and fly my flag, and vote my vote... etc. I will stand behind him )President Bush) and wish him stregth and wish him resolve in a situation that may never be able to be won. In a war there are NO winners, ONLY survivors. Hopefully what little we teach will expand their minds enough to inch forward at make some unknown reality a reality they can strive for. Ok Ok OK... in closing - ROSIE- shut the Hell up and find a hole to crawl in and stay in. America is tired of your Antics! Lets take Rosie, Paris and Lindsey and put them on a deserted Isle and see who survives the longest? Done.... stepping off my soap box now.
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• United States
29 May 07
Whew! Thank for responding with your opinion. That is what myLot is all about.
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• United States
30 May 07
Hi, matlgal, excellently written post. Just wanted to suggest, on the deserted island, rosie would murder Paris within hours of arrival, just so she wouldn't have to listen to her talk, and Lindsey would die from withdrawal shortly after, leaving the kingdom of Rosie for as long as the food lasts.....! Actually, in fairness, the only time P. or L. do public service is when they're sentenced to it by a court, at least R. does a lot of charitable work in many different areas. Maybe that enititles her to the occasional food drop?
@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
30 May 07
To me she is calling the United States governemnt(and thus the people) a terrorist group.However,it must be noted Rosie has been the center of controversy alot lately and seems to be using the press for her own personal political comments.She has lately gone out of her way to get ANY publicity she can.One wonders what her real reasons for her actions lately.
@natalie1981 (2000)
• Singapore
30 May 07
Yeah, I think at first glance, she could have been saying that the soldiers are terrorists. I haven't really watched any of Rosie O'Donnell's show, probably because we don't get her shows on cable, here in my country. But I think everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I think she's just a little too fierce about sharing hers. I don't think there's any need to fight or argue but sometimes, when people really feel strongly about something, they let their emotions get the better of them.