This Week's Rosie Award Winner: Rosie O'Donnell
And the winner of this week's Rosie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Anti-Catholic Commentary is:
This doesn't really qualify as "anti-Catholic commentary" (although it does betray a bit of anti-Christian hostility toward Rosie's Catholic co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck), but it was just too rich to pass up. Here's what put Rosie over the top:
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Rosie O’Donnell have been fighting on air since the comedian joined The View last September.LOL! I don't believe I've ever read a better description of The View than that last comment.
But the cohosts were at each other’s throats on Wednesday when O’Donnell called Hasselbeck “cowardly,” for not defending recent statements O'Donnell made regarding American troops in Iraq.
Their trouble started last week when the two got into a debate over who the real “terrorists” are in the war in Iraq. At the time, O'Donnell asked, "655,000 Iraqi civilians are dead. Who are the terrorists?"
She was later pilloried in the conservative press as media outlets accused the talk show host of calling the U.S. troops terrorists.
On Wednesday’s show, O’Donnell (who leaves the show for good in three weeks) blasted Hasselbeck for not coming to her defense on the matter. “Do you believe that I think our troops are terrorists, Elisabeth?”
Hasselbeck shot back: “Because you are an adult, and I am certainly not going to be the person for you to explain your thoughts…Defend your own thoughts!"
But O’Donnell argued that whenever she goes up against her cohost, she's portrayed as a bully. “I defend my thoughts. But every time I defend them, it’s poor little Elisabeth that I’m picking on.”
Hasselbeck bristled at the idea that she’s viewed as a victim. “You know what, poor little Elisabeth is not poor little Elisabeth!”
“That’s right,” O’Donnell agreed. “That’s why I’m not going to fight you anymore, because it’s absurd. So for three weeks, you can say all the Republican crap you want.”
At this point, Hasselbeck, 29, went for the low blow, referencing O’Donnell’s much publicized feud with Donald Trump. “It’s much easier to fight someone like Donald Trump, isn’t it? Because he’s obnoxious.” The audience audibly gasped.
O’Donnell added: “Here’s how it gets spun in the media: Rosie – big, fat, lesbian loud Rosie -- attacks innocent, pure Christian Elisabeth.” (emphasis added)
For all you do, Rosie, this Rosie's for you.
Who's the "coward", again?
Rosie won't be back on 'The View'
NEW YORK - Rosie O'Donnell has fought her last fight at `The View.' ABC said Friday she won't be back on the show following her angry confrontation with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Wednesday.As one commenter at FreeRepublic noted: "Hasselbeck gave it back to her and now she’s skulking off...typical coward liberal."
O'Donnell asked for, and received, an early exit from her contract. She was due to leave "The View" in mid-June.
Maybe we need to introduce a "Crusader Award" for Outstanding Achievment in Catholic Courage. I'm not going there, but if I did, surely this week's winner would be:
If the mousy "poor little ... innocent, pure Christian Elisabeth" can drive someone like O'Donnell away, yelping with her tail between her legs, imagine what would happen if more folks would stand up for truth against the haters.
Now if only Hasselbeck would go medieval on the almost-as-hateful-as-Rosie Joy Behar.
I had read that Elizabeth Hasselbeck was raised Catholic, so I assumed she still was. However, a couple of commenters have informed me that she and her husband are no longer Catholics, but now attend an evangelical church. Too bad. Prayers for their eventual return to the Church.
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