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Rosie fights last fight on 'The View' [ABC said Friday she won't be back on the show...]
AP via Yahoo ^ | 5/25/07 | DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

Posted on 05/25/2007 12:33:13 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Edited on 05/25/2007 3:08:10 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Rosie O'Donnell has fought her last fight at "The View." ABC said Friday she asked for, and received, an early exit from her contract at the daytime chatfest following her angry confrontation with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Wednesday. She was due to leave in mid-June.

It ended a colorful eight-month tenure for O'Donnell that lifted the show's ratings but no doubt caused heartburn for show creator Barbara Walters. O'Donnell feuded with Donald Trump and frequently had snippy exchanges with the more conservative Hasselbeck.

O'Donnell said last month she would be leaving because she could not agree to a new contract with ABC executives.

"Rosie contributed to one of our most exciting and successful years at `The View,'" Walters said. "I am most appreciative. Our close and affectionate relationship will not change."

In a statement, O'Donnell said that "it's been an amazing year and I love all three women."

No one was feeling the love on Wednesday, when the argument with Hasselbeck began over O'Donnell's statement last week about the war: "655,000 Iraqi civilians have died. Who are the terrorists?"

Talk show critics accused O'Donnell of calling U.S. troops terrorists. She called Hasselbeck "cowardly" for not saying anything in response to the critics.

"Do not call me a coward, because No. 1, I sit here every single day, open my heart and tell people what I believe," Hasselbeck retorted, and their riveting exchange continued despite failed attempts by their co-hosts to cut to a commercial.

According to a New York Post report, O'Donnell's chief writer, Janette Barber, was allegedly led out of the building on Wednesday after she was caught drawing mustaches on photographs of Hasselbeck in "The View" studios. ABC executives didn't return repeated calls for questions on the incident Friday.

On Thursday O'Donnell had asked for a day off to celebrate her partner's birthday. "The View" aired a taped show on Friday.

On her Web site, O'Donnell posted a scrapbooklike video on Friday with pictures and news clippings of her tenure at "The View." Cyndi Lauper's "Sisters of Babylon" played in the background.

A day earlier, she posted messages on her Web site indicating she might not be back.

"When painting there is a point u must step away from the canvas as the work is done," she wrote. "Any more would take away."


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1 posted on 05/25/2007 12:33:15 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Yip Yip Yip Yahooo!!!


2 posted on 05/25/2007 12:33:59 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Then vs Now: Tokyo Rose - Baghdad Harry Reid)
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To: Sub-Driver

3 posted on 05/25/2007 12:34:35 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: Sub-Driver

But the O’Donnell-Democrats are here forever.

It’s my new term for the liberals.


4 posted on 05/25/2007 12:34:56 PM PDT by Loud Mime (An undefeated enemy will always be an enemy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

HAsselbeck gave it back to her and now she’s skulking off...typical coward liberal.


5 posted on 05/25/2007 12:35:12 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s Bush’s Fault!


6 posted on 05/25/2007 12:35:40 PM PDT by sono (TITVS PVLLO in MMVIII - Paid for by the Aventine Collegium for Pullo)
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To: Sub-Driver
Crap! Now that means I won’t know what shows to avoid.
7 posted on 05/25/2007 12:35:47 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Loud Mime

Kinda “cumbersome” -

How about “O’Donnellcrats”?


8 posted on 05/25/2007 12:36:07 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Sub-Driver
Rosie is a militant minority. Everything she accuses others of, she is a women al Quada.
9 posted on 05/25/2007 12:36:09 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Sub-Driver

Her staff trashed the dressing room. I doubt it was “her choice” to leave. She was outed as a Islamonazi propagandist on the order of Axis Sally from WWII on national television and her staff took it hard.

Why it took “this” level of outrage to drop her is beyond me.


10 posted on 05/25/2007 12:36:15 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Sub-Driver
O'Donnell asked for, and received, an early exit from her contract. She was due to leave "The View" in mid-June

Yeah, sure, whatever you say.(end/sarcasm)

My guess is she was so rude they asked her to leave early.

11 posted on 05/25/2007 12:36:30 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Sub-Driver

Oooh! Poor baby got her wittle feelins hurt.

The leftist can dish out all sorts of crap, but once smacked down really good they slitter off and pout.


12 posted on 05/25/2007 12:37:29 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: edcoil
that militant minority has huge power... just look at the kids rosie targets.
13 posted on 05/25/2007 12:37:57 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: Ouderkirk

Makes you think.

If a light weight like Hasselbeck can drive Rosie O’Donut away in huff, what would happen if our so called conservative representatives actually started to fight back?

Actually she is leaving since she has generously volunteered as to help guide the stranded whales out of the Sacramento River.


14 posted on 05/25/2007 12:38:04 PM PDT by slapshot (""USAF- when you absolutely, positively need it delivered on target, on time, right away)
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To: Sub-Driver

>> “Rosie contributed to one of our most exciting and successful years at `The View,’” show creator Barbara Walters said. “I am most appreciative. Our close and affectionate relationship will not change.”

If I had any residual shred of respect for BaBa WaWa lying around in my fevered brain... it’s gone now.


15 posted on 05/25/2007 12:38:19 PM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: TornadoAlley3

I just don’t get this. Rosie accused Elisabeth of being cowardly in not defending Rosie, or defending her right to speak , or something. Rosie accused Elisabeth of cowardly behavior.

Now, Rosie has asked to be released early from her contract????? Couldn’t that be considered cowardly on the part of Rosie? She’s too afraid to go back and finish out her contract????

Rosie is backing away from a potential confrontation by not going back to the show?????

Is Rosie cowardly at all?

Rosie has to know that people will draw their conclusions about her, based on this and her other actions. But this sure looks like she is too stressed or too afraid to go back and face the girls or face Elisabeth again.


16 posted on 05/25/2007 12:38:23 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, I am certain that Barbara Walters will miss Rosie so very much. Yeah, right.

Babs is probably breathing a lot easier today. Can’t blame her. She created a monster.

Bub, bye, Rosie. You’ll be missed...by someone, I guess.


17 posted on 05/25/2007 12:38:27 PM PDT by RexBeach (Americans never quit. -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s her own worst enemy— combative AND thin-skinned, and sure of herself without deserving to be.

And the self-loathing apparent in that woman is really just sad. Too bad she’s so obnoxious she kills any sympathy for her.


18 posted on 05/25/2007 12:40:34 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Note to ABC: Time to find another Fat, ugly, dumb lesbian.


19 posted on 05/25/2007 12:41:14 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: TornadoAlley3

Fat, drunk amd stupid is no way to go through life.

20 posted on 05/25/2007 12:41:37 PM PDT by Covenantor
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To: Sub-Driver
Lets See
Hates men
Hates Bush
Hates Republicans
Hates military
Hates America
and the list goes on
21 posted on 05/25/2007 12:42:03 PM PDT by TUX
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To: TornadoAlley3

That picure says it all. Great choice.


22 posted on 05/25/2007 12:45:39 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: TUX

Truth be known, she hates herself the most.


23 posted on 05/25/2007 12:46:31 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Liberals don't rattle sabers, they wave white flags)
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To: TornadoAlley3

whoever snapped that photo is a genius.


24 posted on 05/25/2007 12:46:43 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: TUX

Hates the lovely Elisabeth.


25 posted on 05/25/2007 12:48:05 PM PDT by tioga (Fred Thompson for President.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is Free Republic going the route of the tabloids?

This woman is deranged and quite frightening. Why do we give her the time of day?


26 posted on 05/25/2007 12:48:44 PM PDT by poobear (Capitalism is judged by its flaws and worst examples, Socialism by promises and good intentions)
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To: poobear

Cause she makes us laugh.


27 posted on 05/25/2007 12:49:36 PM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They finally separated that mad cow from the herd.


28 posted on 05/25/2007 12:49:56 PM PDT by claudiustg (I curse you, Rudy of the Giuliani!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

A new nickname for the queen of mean “Hogzilla”!


29 posted on 05/25/2007 12:50:25 PM PDT by MisterI
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Fat, ugly and stupid is no way to go through life.


30 posted on 05/25/2007 12:50:34 PM PDT by BJClinton (WWBJCD?)
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To: poobear

“Why do we give her the time of day?”

Because...”This woman is deranged and quite frightening. “


31 posted on 05/25/2007 12:50:44 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Sub-Driver

bye, bye, bitc....


32 posted on 05/25/2007 12:51:22 PM PDT by brotherWesUpNorth
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To: Sub-Driver
Rosie O'Donnell has fought her last fight at `The View.'

All of her "fight" and all of her nuttiness were all due to the fact that she couldn't get married "legally".

She knew that as long as republicans set the agenda and as long as republicans prevented democrats from gaining power, that her personal agenda would never get the light of day. So, she had to attack republicans and Bush in any an every way possible in the hope that something would stick and that more democrats could then get elected. With more democrats in office, her personal agendas, especially homosexual marriage, would stand a better chance of getting passed.

She may be gone from the View but this fight of hers is too big and too personal for her to give it up. Unfortunately, we'll still be seeing too much of her.
33 posted on 05/25/2007 12:51:29 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Sub-Driver

Interesting. The first story was she had planned to take the day off for her partner’s 40th birthday.


34 posted on 05/25/2007 12:51:43 PM PDT by gondramB (No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh the HughManatee!!!

35 posted on 05/25/2007 12:51:48 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Then vs Now: Tokyo Rose - Baghdad Harry Reid)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Rosie! Let the door hit your ample ass on the way out!


36 posted on 05/25/2007 12:52:25 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Sub-Driver

We need to have a Hasselbeck rule.

37 posted on 05/25/2007 12:53:08 PM PDT by Dan Evans
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To: Sub-Driver

I will miss you. You are a great spokeswoman for the treason-atic party. Only you would say what you really all think.


38 posted on 05/25/2007 12:53:57 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Are libs really as dumb as they act??(maybe they just assume we are that dumb))
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To: Sub-Driver

Tiny little Hasselbeck, stands up for herself and Rosie can’t take it and runs away. Liberals really are cowards.


39 posted on 05/25/2007 12:54:10 PM PDT by jbwbubba
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To: MrB
O’Donnellcrats!

LOL, I like it.

40 posted on 05/25/2007 12:54:18 PM PDT by chaos_5 (1-800-882-2005 Amnesty Hot-line!)
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To: Sub-Driver

WGAS?


41 posted on 05/25/2007 12:55:24 PM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: poobear
This woman is deranged and quite frightening. Why do we give her the time of day?

For the same reason that we pay attention to Ahmadinejad and Bin-Laden and Pelosi and Reid and Chavez and Castro, etc. IOW, they are the enemy of America and we will ignore them at our own peril.
42 posted on 05/25/2007 12:55:48 PM PDT by adorno
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To: weegee

Kind of reminds me of what the Clintons did to the white house when they left...

It’s what the libs will try do to our country when we’ll ultimately have to face them down!


43 posted on 05/25/2007 12:56:15 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Sub-Driver

Everybody say hello to Rosie on the thread folks. I guarantee you she’s here lurking, or will be.

Hello Scumbag!

Hasselbeck took you down. Bet it hurts. Glad it does.


44 posted on 05/25/2007 12:58:18 PM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: Nervous Tick
...BaBa WaWa...

I miss Gilda.

45 posted on 05/25/2007 12:58:45 PM PDT by American Quilter (A gun in the hand is better than a police dispatcher on the phone.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“The View” Staffer Allegedly Draws Moustaches On Elisabeth

May 25, 2007 11:09 a.m. EST

Jordan Casey - AHN News Writer
New York, NY (AHN) - First, Elisabeth and Rosie got into a nasty brawl on Wednesday’s episode of “The View.” Then the blonde co-host was snubbed by actress Alicia Silverstone, who happened to be a guest on the show that day. And now, believe it or not, there’s another person who has a bone to pick with the conservative host. All of this only a few days before her 30th birthday!

On Thursday, Janette Barber - Rosie’s head writer on “The View” - was caught drawing mustaches on pictures of Elisabeth that are on display in the studio’s lobby, reports dlisted.com. And it didn’t take long before the writer was quickly escorted out into the streets of New York.

ABC has confirmed the incident took place, saying, “Photographs at The View’s offices were defaced. Rosie O’Donnell was not in the building. ABC Legal and Human Resources are investigating the matter,” reports PEOPLE.

Rosie was nowhere to be found on Thursday since she had taken the day off to be with her partner Kelli, who was celebrating her 40th birthday.

In the past couple of days, the outspoken co-host has hinted on her blog that she may be leaving “The View” before her contact is up in late June, saying she is “sad” about Wednesday’s fall-out and believes that her “work is done.”

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7007452267


46 posted on 05/25/2007 12:58:58 PM PDT by WayneM (Democrats - The Party of Traitors.)
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To: Badeye

And also for your viewing pleasure....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xht0HcPryWA


47 posted on 05/25/2007 12:59:38 PM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good riddance.


48 posted on 05/25/2007 12:59:52 PM PDT by rbosque (L)
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To: American Quilter

I miss Gilda, too.

“It’s always something!”


49 posted on 05/25/2007 1:00:32 PM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: jbwbubba

Now the great Anne Coulter just needs to take Hasselbeck under her wings a little bit and nurture and we’d have two great Conservative women sages....


50 posted on 05/25/2007 1:00:33 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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