Sunday, May 27, 2007

Rosie O'Donnell ...why is she so hated?

It happened again, Rosie is posted all over the web and the tabloid TV shows. This time its the split screen showdown on the View that did her in. She was in the ultimate cat fight with Elizabeth Hasselbeck over the troops and the war. Again. Now, Rosie is stepping away from the View before her contract is over.

Which brings up my question...why is Rosie so hated by the media?
Is it because she is plus size? Gay? Out spoken? Against the war? All of the above?

And why is Elizabeth so loved? Is it because she is an attractive straight blonde? Pro Republican and the administration? A hawk in the war? Married to a football player? Pregnant? All of the above?

So why do I care?

In defense of Rosie, she has done an amazing amount of work for children. Check out charity work: Wicki Rosie's All For Children . Rosie's For All Kids Foundation, confirmed that $50 million from her five-year contract with the Rosie O'Donnell Show were donated in a trust to charity that is irrevocable.
She also started "Rosie's Broadway Kids" that will give free singing and dance lessons to New York City public school children.

I watched the videos of her cat fight with Elizabeth, all I could think of is...Rosie has the facts. Its a fact innocent people are loosing their lives on both sides of the war. Women, children, moms, dads, grandparents, uncles, aunts, sweethearts...what did they do to deserve it? And why doesn't the administration see how many people want the war to STOP? There has to be a better way. What happened to diplomacy? Rosie speaks out her conscience and she gets skewered. I wonder if it were someone gorgeous like Sandra Bullock or Sharon Stone said the same thing, if the reaction to the remarks would be the same. I doubt it. They probably would be considered a modern day heroine.

Rosie spoke her mind. She's never backed down from controversy. The last time I checked, we were still allowed to express our opinion via the first amendment. So why did the media fry Rosie for her opinion and not Elizabeth? Could it be because Elizabeth is so cute and petite and Rosie is so loud and gay? Lets face it, more women look like Rosie than Elizabeth.

Oh, lets not forget the Trumpster. Donald got a lot of mileage and free publicity for his TV show by putting his combed over countenance in every news camera and trouncing Rosie. He also made disparaging remarks about his friend, Barbara Walters. But he gets back into the ring and trounces Elizabeth and defends Rosie. WTF??

Donald says: "Well I am obnoxious, so on that she's right I must say but, y'know, Elisabeth is not a very smart person, she's one of the dumber people in television. To see that she supports the war, and she's solidly behind the war, give me a break. This one, I think, Rosie should win, but Rosie's not much herself… I think anybody who's against the war in Iraq is the winner in this fight because, to justify the war in Iraq, only an imbecile could do that."

To which most of us say...who cares about his opinion? And in defense of Elizabeth, I don't believe she is one of the dumbest people on tv. Hello, Paris Hilton.

When two passionate women come to verbal blows, one has to emerge the winner. I don't think there is a winner or a looser in the case. There are the facts. And the facts as I see them is that war is unpopular with the American people that we want our troops We want them home healthy and safe. The troops are our children, our grandchildren, our nieces and nephews, our brothers, sisters, cousins and best friends. They are young people, some not able to vote yet, and others are the parents of children old enough to know their parent is in danger. These are HUMAN beings. God bless every one of them...just please bring them home.

I support the troops 150% and not the war. Isn't that what Rosie has been saying?


Mark Gauthier said...

It's about time someone stood up for her.

What Rosie did is exactly what the World wars were fought for.

cheers, eh?

Mark Gauthier said...

What Rosie did was exactly what the other wars were fought for. I'm proud of her for speaking her mind. Great article!!!!