Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Rosie O'Donnell Goes a Rant Too Far

Apparently, Rosie O'Donnell went a rant too far when she expressed her conspiracy theories on the 9/11 attacks.

She's said so many outrageous things so many times before, but this time she feels the need to defend herself.


In fact, she's taking this so seriously that she actually decided to write about it on her
blog using both upper and lower case letters and punctuation! (Maybe Barbara Walter proofread and edited it.)

She hasn't totally sold out. She uses a rather snide title for the entry, "2 whole paragraphs."

She (or someone) writes:

9/11 affected me deeply, as I know it did many Americans. The falling of the twin towers served to remind me that many of the assumptions Americans have about their lives are rooted in false feelings of security. In light of this reminder, I have begun doing exactly what this country, at its best, allows for me to do: inquire. Investigate. America is great in so many ways, one of which is the freedom to speak, and indeed think, freely. I have, of late, begun exercising the rights bestowed upon me by the democratic system I value, and the exercising of these rights has taken the form of an inquiry into what happened five years ago, an inquiry that resists the dominant explanations and that dares to entertain ideas that push me to the edge of what is bearable. I have come to no conclusions and, given the scope of the subject, will not for some time.

If the very act of asking is so destabilizing for people, than I have to wonder whether the fabric of our democracy is indeed so raveled it is beyond salvage. My own belief is that the act of asking is itself reparative, because it brings to life the values on which our constitution rests. I am, therefore, pledging my allegiance, hand over heart, trying, as always, for a rigorous truth.

So, Rosie is backing off a little.

"I have come to no conclusions and, given the scope of the subject, will not for some time."

This is no doubt to appease Barbara and the powers that be at The View and ABC.

You know that ABC's patience with O'Donnell must be wearing thin.

She didn't clarify her conspiratorial comments on the 2007 Iran hostage crisis.

the british did it on purpose
into iranian waters

we will be in iran
before summer
as planned

come on people
u have 2 c
i know u can

Good grief. Soothsayer O'Donnell is trying to get Americans to wake up and smell her predictions.

In my opinion, she's more than a bit nutty.

I definitely think O'Donnell is on the ropes on her 9/11 remarks. Reaction to what she said shows how comments about 9/11 have the capacity to strike a nerve with the public in a way that other issues don't.

What's next for O'Donnell?

Will Donald Trump shave her head at a pay-per-view WWE event?

Barbara Walters and ABC should reevaluate the pros and cons of having O'Donnell fill a seat at The View table.

come on abc
u have 2 c
i know u can


Popular Mechanics debunks O'Donnell's WTC7 lunacy.


TrekMedic251 said...

I didn't take Popular Mechanic to do it,...several books on the subject have already come to the same conclusion.

Mary said...

It's really sick that there Americans who WANT to believe that 9/11 was an inside job.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I didn't take Popular Mechanic to do it,...several books on the subject have already come to the same conclusion.

Yeah, but isn't this just a rehash of what Popular Mechanics published quite a while ago when the conspiracy theories started floating around about demolition bombs and such?

I don't mind Rosie spouting her nuttiness on the air. She's the kind of liberal that helps conservatives for the very fact that she is the epitomy of the liberal-PC-do-gooder: blame America first and always give America's enemies the benefit of the doubt.

Mary said...

Yes, it is the same material that Popular Mechanics published a while ago.

This information isn't new and, sadly, neither is O'Donnell's conspiracy crap.

I think suggesting that 9/11 was an inside job goes beyond the typical "blame America first" and "suck up to our enemies" trash.

It's absolutely vile.

RJay said...

Yesterday The GOPUSA Eagle launched a petition People are fed up and want to take action. Throughout the day, many readers asked for a list of sponsors. Perhaps ABC will listen if the sponsors start feeling the heat. Here's The List

Mary said...

Thanks, RJay!