What's the Story on Rosie and MSNBC?
November 8, 2007 11:55pm CST
OK, I watch MSNBC nearly 24/7 and I didn't know anything about them supposedly thinking about giving RosieO'Donnell her own show on prime-time until O'Reilly talked about it on his show and his disparaging remarks were repeated on MSNBC AFTER the talks had failed. Does anyone else know anything about this story or non-story? Apparently O'Reilly took the opportunity to trash Dan Abrams the other night; I got that from Abrams show, not from Bill O'. What's up? Anybody know? Annie
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
10 Nov 07
Fisrt annie, I would recamend you actualy watch the show. Even as left as you are, I think you'd agrea with more of his stuff than you would admit to yourself. I watched Msnbc for several years and the difference is astounding. for a while it was the only 24 hour news station available on m small town cable system and I HATED it. The piece you are talking about is in his "redulous item of the day" It was basicaly a qick piece on how abrahms has been bashing fox and atributed it to msnbc's and abrahms ratings. Thats all. Second are you alluding to blaming Bill Oriell for the failure of the deal? I'm not sure I understood the tense of that sentence so forgive me. I don't remember either when he (orielly) first made mention of the deal. My thoughts are this, msnbc has become quite controversial as it is. Perhaps they thought about bringing rosie in because she is controversial and leans with the networks political views. Maybe the realized she was more than just a little left but outright left field. I think maybe they took a cue from disney and realized she'd be more a liability to the business than an asset. I don't know what was said in the meetings or anything so I am only left to guess. Who knows, maybe it was simply an issue over money or dressing rooms too, lol.
• United States
10 Nov 07
I have watched the show and I used to listen to him on the radio now and then when I was in my car until it was cancelled on my local radio station. I know there actually are some issues on which we agree. I'm not "blaming" O'Reilly or crediting him with the deal falling through. I wasn't really pleased witht the idea of Rosie having her own primetime news show myself. I don't "hate" her like some do but I agree she says some pretty outrageous things that just add fuel to the fire for those who dislike anyone who is in the least bit liberal. She can say something that starts out making some sense but then she manages to add something looney to ruin the whole idea. As for the back and forth sparring between Fox and MSNBC, I'm not sure who started, when they started it or why. I know a caller to O'Reilly's radio show allegedly was threatened for simply mentioning Keith Olbermann's name but I don't know if that was in the early stages of the "feud" or not. I'm afraid I'll continue to watch MSNBC; they're more up to the minute in breaking news than the rest. Annie
• United States
9 Nov 07
All I know, anniepa, is that MSNBC was considering giving Rosie her own talk show on the network. Evidently, they could not agree on some of the terms and the show was taken off the table. From what I know of Rosie, I imagine she is a hard person to drive a bargain with. She almost always wants to have complete control.
9 Nov 07
I haven't been keeping up with any of that stuff. The last that I heard was that she was going to be doing, "The Price Is Right." Then, I heard that Drew Carey was going to be doing it. So, I am totally out of the loop. I never really watched her on The Veiw. But, I did get wind of a lot of the controversy, so I am not really looking forward to seeing or hearing about any more drama where she is concerned.