Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Ding Dong! The witch is dead! Which old witch? The Rosie witch!

Donald Trump insists she was fired, but everyone involed in the dealing say she quit.

Rosie O’Donnell, who raised both the profile and the ratings of “The View” this season by commandeering it as a bully pulpit for her opinions on the Iraq war, Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey and even her own cast mates, will leave the show in June after failing to reach a contract extension, she announced on the program yesterday morning.

“I have decided that we couldn’t come to terms with my deal with ABC, so next year I’m not going to be on ‘The View,’ ” Ms. O’Donnell said on the show just after it began broadcasting live at 11 a.m. She said, however, that she expected to return to the program as a guest host occasionally next year, including to preside over one-hour special episodes like those this year about autism and depression.

Ms. O’Donnell, whose contract with the program was only for this season, said that ABC had wanted her to sign a three-year extension, while she had wanted to commit only to a year. An ABC executive who was directly apprised of the negotiations but who was not authorized to discuss them confirmed Ms. O’Donnell’s account, but said that there had also been wide differences between the salary she was seeking and what the network was willing to pay.

Honestly, ABC should have fired her for using their camera as her own personal propaganda pulpit. Don Imus gets fired for saying the Rutgers women's basketball team looked like nappy headed whatevers, but Rosie can say 9/11 was a fake, the Iranians are the victims, we should impeach the president, that there is basically no good and evil, and the Brits staged the Iranian hostage situation so we could go to war and blow some shit up so we can get gas cheaper.

Oops! Looks like Rosie was wrong on that last one. Makes you wonder what other lies she's knowingly spreading.

But it doesn't matter. Good riddance Rosie. We won't miss you.

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