Rosie O'Donnell Lambasted for Opinions


Rosie O'Donnell Lambasted for Opinions

By Jeff Musall
Published March 31, 2007

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/198380/rosie_odonnell_lambasted_for_opinions.html

If you look around the cable news channels today, you don't have to wait too long before you will see a Rosie O'Donnell story. And she seems to be getting roundly slammed, most especially on FOX. But the other outlets got in the Rosie roasting too. And the internet is awash with Rosie blasting.

The first item to be pointed out in Rosie's favor is that the show she is on is called The View, not "The News." She is entitled to her views as much as anyone. And her comments are less inflammatory than many. The producers of The View have elected to have Rosie on the show, and many viewers like her. In fact, the ratings for the show have increased substantially since Rosie O'Donnell came on the show. Still, Rosie seems to be the person the right loves to hate.

The most outrageous segment I watched was on Fox News, on The Big Story. While it is true that most prudent observers no longer count Fox News as a true news outlet, they claim to be. Rosie's show never makes claims to be hard news. The anchor for The Big Story is Julie Banderas. Another one of the beautiful faces on Fox who do their best to look good while giving out opinion and calling it news.

For example, when Rosie was talking about the taking of British sailors and marines by Iranian Revolutionary Guards she said "I have one thing to say - Gulf of Tonkin - google it." Referring of course to the 1964 incident largely responsible for American involvement in Vietnam. The military reporting of the incidents at the Gulf of Tonkin are highly suspect, and it is even doubted that one of the two 'engagements" even took place.

When reporting about Rosie, host Julie Banderas described the Gulf of Tonkin incidents as "a 1964 U.S. naval engagement." She didn't feel the need to elaborate beyond that. She then goes on to read from Rosie's blog, in which Rosie writes that she expects the taking of the British to be part of a plan to expand war to Iran. Sorry, Julie, but that is a question that many Americans have. The timing seems suspect at best.

The next Rosie claim that Fox decides to take on is her assertion that the 9/11 attacks in New York may have had more to them than has been reported. Specifically she takes issue with the way building 7 came down at the World Trade Center site. Again, this is something that many people have questions about. It is hard to believe that the attacks happened completely as reported. There are too many inconsistencies and holes for easy explanation. And who could deny the huge benefits that the Bush Administration got from 9/11? While they might not be directly responsible, it is hard to imagine that they didn't see some attacks coming. If not directly guilty, they are at least guilty of negligence.

Banderas then welcomes a guest, WPRO radio talk host John Depetro. He calls Rosie's views "enemy propaganda." He calls Rosie a "conspiracy nut." He also says of ABC "if they're not gonna fire Rosie O'Donnell then they should fire Elisabeth Filarsky, 'cause she is no match for Rosie. They should have on Ann Coulter, or Michelle Malkin, or some other female who could put her in her place." First, Elisabeth goes by her married name, Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Second, Ann Coulter or Michelle Malkin don't have controversial views?

Banderas then has the temerity to say that she wonders if any networks "beside fair and balanced ones" are covering the story. She has to know that the story is out everywhere. Her guest goes on to take issue with Rosie O'Donnell claiming to get most of her news from outside the U.S. Again, many free-thinking people try to get their news from as many sources as possible. It isn't a crime to want to hear unbiased information. Where should she get her news - Fox?

What no one seems to mention are the many charities and children's efforts that Rosie is involved in. Rosie is a woman some people love to hate. Her views, her sexuality, her weight, her looks - all have come under attack. She is a woman with strong views. And she has the same right to expression that Ann Coulter or Michelle Malkin have. While I don't agree with everything she says, I defend her right to say it. On that note, Go Rosie!

Link to the CBS News Story

Link below will take you to the CBS 2 NYC clip:

http://www.truthcult.com

Rosie is very courageous, but...

...she is also very smart. There is much to be gained from coming out now for the big win. This is the turning of the tide, no amount of personal attacks upon individuals by the now-discredited talking heads of the right/left paradigm will do anything to keep honest, intellectually curious people from finding the truth.

The awakened now number in the vast millions. Corporations are held by their charters to make money, and they are now realizing that the benefits of opening the gates and attracting new viewership greatly outweigh the dubious value of withholding information to the benefit of the criminal few.

This would never have been possible without the support of real life activists, and while there are so many I want to take the time to single out the NY 9/11 truth team. Their courage, dedication and patriotism were an example to us all, God bless every one of you.

FEAR

Let us say: Tomorrow we all wake up with a "lightbulb" of reality over our heads and everyone, magically, has the same factual vision of the events of 9/11. What, realistically will happen?

Loose all credibility with the world for years?
Stock market crash?
Civil war between the rich and the poor?
Please add your own................................

In conclusion, we are screwed.
If I go down, it will be for the truth because "A coward dies a thousand deaths, a hero dies but once."

Rosie O'Donnell asks 30

Rosie O'Donnell asks 30 million ABC viewers: "What do you have to do to get impeached in this country?"

http://impeachforpeace.org/impeach_bush_blog/?p=986

HOPE

Remember, the vast majority of the world now has a working lightbulb. This is the argument I have heard from many who understand the truth but who are afraid to do anything about it because they fear their quality of life would be infringed. This is rather silly, considering that the same oligarchy that committed 9/11 has been, and continues to devalue the purchasing power of the common man. But, here are few things to look forward to.

Restoration of credibility worldwide in America/Democracy.
Restoration of the rule of law/checks & balances/freedom.
Restoration of the middle class/local investment practices.
A golden age of true representation of and by the people.
An end to the politics of fear and death...

Yes, we're screwed...temporarily

even more screwed as a nation of blind somnambulist lemmings.

...then we get to work on rebuilding this country as it should be. Karma works.

Loose all credibility with the world for years?

We've already lost it. We might regain it.

Stock market crash?

Get out from under those that manipulate it without regard for human lives.

Civil war between the rich and the poor?

We greatly outnumber them.

Please add your own................................

www.northtexansfor911truth.com

a nation of blind somnambulist lemmings

"a nation of blind somnambulist lemmings"

running off the cliff, zombified, and blind. Lemmings.

That's a funny image, and an interesting turn of words.

At least we haven't lost our sense of humour through all this!
____________________________
“We will export death and violence to the four corners of the earth”
~ George W. Bush

FEAR NOT

JudgeDredd

We will gain credibility with the people of the world as we will be seen to be getting our house in order and taking responsibility for our government.

Yes, the stock market will crash. All the world markets will take hits, some more than others. This will force a re-evaluation of the entire monetary/financial Ponzi scam now ruining the world and enslaving billions of people. How is this a bad thing?

Civil wars will only happen if we allow them to happen. I don't know anyone that wants a civil war, do you?

History has brought us to this point. If human civilization is to progress beyond this point we need to evolve socially and politically. 9/11 Truth is a lever that forces open the door to revolutionary change. What we as a species choose to do is up to us. We are making our own history every day.

What do you want to do?

I understand your fear and trepidation. Do not allow fear to be your guide because it will not take you anywhere you want to be. Of this, you can be certain.

I hope that you and yours are well.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Hear hear!

Well done, you are a gentleman and a scholar.

Thank you (humble bow)

I am just one of many patriots and our numbers grow every day.

We all do what we can.

We are all brothers and sisters on this big, beautiful blue ball.

I live just north of San Francisco, Daricus, from where do you hail?

I hope that you and yours are well.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Fear Not

911 Truth is a portal to greater awareness (on many levels). The transformation it brings is ALL GOOD. This is not to say that some of the changes will not be painful. But necessary. Fear Not. As the wise person says above, Love is only way forward.

Where can I write Rosie?

I joined her blog but the comments are turned off, and I don't see where to contact her. I want to send some words of support and ask her to get some of the other celebrities to step up.

I notice Thom Hartman on Air America Radio talks about 9-11 with the preface of "supposedly" when referring to the Offiical Story, every time. We need to get these guys to commit a little more strongly.

Be patient, Jersey Jay

She's taking a week long vacation right now.

She turns her blog comments on and off when she wants to. She has updated her blog once today already, so she may just be catching up on her backlog and may start accepting new comments once she's caught up.

She sincerely wants to be able to read them all, even if she only responds to a fraction of them. I check her blog a few times a day to see if the comments are turned on, I suggest you do the same as I don't think there is any other way to email her directly.

Everyone has the right to determine how and when they communicate with others. She has a very busy life which includes young children and we need to respect that.

Other celebrities will come out for the truth when they feel comfortable doing so and they are watching to see how Rosie is treated (not only by the msm, but also by us). We need to make it safe for them to come out. We are the real leaders here and we should be.

When the people lead, the true leaders will follow.

Celebrities are not a silver bullet. The ultimate aim of 9/11 Truth is to restore our constitutional republic for the benefit of the people, not the elites. We should not expect any part of the elite to do this for us and it is not something we should wait for.

Means and ends should always be congruent.

I don't spend much time or energy focusing on the msm or the "alternative" media as they have had over five years to pursue the truth of 9/11. We ARE creating our own media and must continue to do so.

Self-reliance is a good thing, don't you think?

I hope that you and yours are well.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Yes, last Thursday (I believe)

Thom Hartmann referred to 9/11 as Bush's Reichstag Fire.

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves" – Edward R. Murrow

Thom Hartmann

does a local show here in Portland along with his national show. He has been great about giving us (the local 9/11 group) airtime to announce our events when one of our members calls in. Recently, we showed 9/11 Mysteries and Hartmann noted that he'd seen it and found it thought-provoking. When his sidekick tried to dismiss it as "oh no, that conspiracy theory stuff," he rebuked her by saying there are real questions that need to be asked, etc, etc.

I wouldn't call him a "closet Truther," but he has an open mind for sure. On the other hand, he'd be an idiot not to notice what happened to Mike Malloy when it comes to his national show.

Rosie

Rosie is on vacation for a week. She usually allows and responds to comments several hours a day. Look for her site to open back up after the Easter holiday, unless she decides to do a little blogging throughout the week.

Rosie

Here we go

As many prominent celebrities start to step up and use their abililties to get the questions out to the public, we see the propaganda machine called mass media attack back with celebrities on their side. MSNBC's descision to have danny partridge as a 9/11 expert is a joke. Hello Danny Bonnaducci former child star. It is appalling. And then he has the nerve to say we should execute rosie for using her first amendment right. If this isnt a sign of what is to come in the future then i dont know what is. How long before those of us who seek the truth and voice our opinions of it start going to jail and subsequently are executed. Patriots now is the time to stand up before you no longer can

ADL Spiked Sept. 11

ADL Spiked Sept. 11 Blockbuster

Mark Glenn
American Free Press
Sunday April 1, 2007

“What are you doing putting this stuff out there? You’re killing us!”

These were the words of Abraham Foxman, executive director of the infamous Anti-Defamation League, considered by many in the know to be nothing more than a domestic branch of Israel’s intelligence service Mossad.
According to an explosive piece recently appearing in the online edition of Counterpunch, Foxman shouted this during a sit-down he demanded to have with an unnamed Fox News executive shortly after Sept. 11.

The “stuff ” that was causing Foxman so much indigestion that day was a damning, four-part investigative series Fox News had been airing after Sept. 11 dealing with the arrests of several hundred Israeli nationals as well as some of the incriminating circumstances surrounding their activities in the United States.

In particular, it was the story dealing with one group, known to investigators and journalists as the “high fivers,” who, according to an arrest report by the Bergen County Police Department, were “seen by New Jersey residents on Sept. 11 making fun of the World Trade Center ruins and going to extreme lengths to photograph themselves in front of the wreckage.”

It is important to remember that the official position of these various Jewish groups has been that the stories circulating on the internet alleging Israeli foreknowledge of 9-11 have been nothing more than an “old canard” dreamt up by anti-Semites and Israel-haters and that there was never any evidence to suggest that such foreknowledge existed.

Had Americans been made aware of the arrests of hundreds of Israeli intelligence officers in the aftermath of Sept. 11 and the highly suspicious circumstances surrounding them, it is unlikely—even as propagandized as they are concerning the Middle East—that they would have signed on to sending their sons and daughters off to fight and die for Israel in Iraq.

Cover-ups are part of the dirty business of the Israeli lobby. Whether it involves the murderous attack on the USS Liberty by Israeli forces in 1967, Israeli foreknowledge of Sept. 11, the attempt to secure the release of major spy Jonathan Pollard or the efforts to gain an acquittal for the two AIPAC executives now standing trial for espionage, the conclusion to which all Americans must arrive is that Israel and her various tentacles collectively make up the most dangerous enemy the United States has ever faced.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/010407ADL.htm

Dominator politics

Chris, in my view, the most dangerous enemy we have ever faced would be our own top levels of government. Congress is in collusion. As is big business.

I agree, top levels of Israel's government colludes, and often enough they seem to call the shots. As do top officials in the Pakistani ISI on occasion. This international cabal appears to be very dangerous, to me.

It is dominator politics, against the peoples of the world. It is elitism against populism. Or so it seems to me.

true enough but how powerful

true enough but how powerful is the Pakistani lobby in our Congress? thats what my point is. Israel isnt the only country/business interest etc. calling shots but they have entirely too much power. we would throw Pakistan under the bus if we had too(many people think this is exactly whats going to happen when 9/11 truth cant be ignored any longer-Pakistan becomes fall guy. and i cant say i disagree really.) but we would never do that to Israel.

The Calgary Herald (Alberta)

Copyright 2007 The Calgary Herald, a division of Canwest MediaWorks Publication Inc.
All Rights Reserved
The Calgary Herald (Alberta)

March 26, 2007 Monday
Final Edition

SECTION: Q: QUERIES - QUIBBLES - QUIRKS; Kevin Brooker; Pg. A19

LENGTH: 643 words

HEADLINE: The curious tale of the 'other' WTC tower

BYLINE: Kevin Brooker, Calgary Herald

BODY:

Now that Rosie O'Donnell is trying to table it on The View, I guess we can talk about it here.

First, a news quiz: If, some time after the collapse of World Trade Center towers 1 and 2, a 47-storey office building in a major American city also came crashing to the ground, do you think you'd know about it?

Of course, you would.

But if I were to tell you that such an event actually did happen, could you name that building?

If you are like most North Americans, I'm guessing probably not.

In fact, the collapse of the Salomon Brothers Building, which was also known as WTC 7 and stood but two blocks away from ground zero, occurred late in the day on Sept. 11, 2001.

It remains one of the central anomalies in a day filled with anomalies, yet it was treated then, and remains today, at least in official annals, as an insignificant footnote.

Struck by no aircraft, and little debris, WTC 7 nevertheless had small fires mysteriously burning in several of its middle floors. Judging from photographs, one would assume those fires should have been easily contained.

Yet at 5:20 p.m., in a space of 6.5 seconds, or practically at a free-fall rate, WTC 7 collapsed perfectly into its footprint. It should have been big news, if only because it would have been the first steel-frame building in history to collapse due exclusively to fire. But for some reason, reporters gave it a wide berth.

Shortly after 9/11, when Associated Press published a timeline of events called A Stunning 48 Hours of News, WTC 7 was not mentioned at all. Neither was it in the government's official 9/11 report. And to this day, authorities have only issued an inconclusive draft report as to why the building fell.

Not everyone is so incurious, however. A host of researchers have busily gathered everything they could learn about that day, and WTC 7 in particular.

Though you're unlikely to have seen it, video of the collapse does exist (and can be found on the Internet). The footage exhibits the hallmarks of controlled demolition, including bursts of dust from what appear to be many tiny explosions and the curtain-like plummeting of the entire structure.

During the brief aftermath before WTC 7 disappeared into the memory hole, CBS anchor Dan Rather showed the video and said, "For the third time today, it's reminiscent of those pictures we've all seen too much on television before, where a building was deliberately destroyed by well-placed dynamite."

Many have concluded it was just that. Moreover, they discovered that WTC 7 had unusual tenants, including several floors devoted to each of the FBI, the CIA and mayor Rudy Giuliani's emergency headquarters. It was also home to a legal branch of the Security and Exchange Commission, which allegedly harboured evidence relating to a number of ongoing investigations of market malfeasance.

A PBS television documentary later showed the WTC's owner, Larry Silverstein, describing how he reacted that day: " 'We've had such terrible loss of life,' " he recalled saying, " 'maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.' And they made that decision to pull and we watched the building collapse."

You can read into that what you may, just as you can with the fact that Silverstein's group had only acquired WTC six months earlier, for $3.2 billion, and bought insurance that for the first time specifically indemnified acts of terrorism. As of last report, Silverstein had collected $4.6 billion.

Finally, from the department of curiouser and curiouser, came another bombshell this year. Researchers unearthed a BBC television report from 9/11 in which the reporter announced the collapse of WTC 7. Strangely, though, the building is still plainly visible over her right shoulder, and would not fall for another 20 minutes.

Well, if the rest of the world won't get to the bottom of this, maybe Rosie will.

LOAD-DATE: March 26, 2007

That's good!

Yes it is! I'm myself a Canadian and it's not that often that we get to hear our press (tv, radio nor papers) speak with the 911 truth view. I'M trying to wake up some media to the fact that something interesting is going on behond our frontiers and I'M waiting for answers. If any english or french speaking Canadians are reading this I encourage you to post to the "ombudsman" from Radio-Canada so he put on air 911 truth films.

Mr. Renaud Gilbert

ombudsman@radio-canada.ca

Adresse postale :
Société Radio-Canada
Ombudsman des Services français
Bureau 2315
C.P. 6000, succ. centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3A8

Téléphone : (514) 597-4757
Télécopieur (fax): (514) 597-5253

Merci !

Rosie's blog

Some extremely stupid comments there, including a claim that fire can melt steel...

http://www.rosie.com/blog/sections/ask-ro/

Every time I visit the blog, commenting is off... Apparently, her email address hasn't been published.

Rosie

Rosie is smart enough to see through the attacks. She is a hero.

FEAR

I do not think I explained my point well enough. Global acceptance of the truth will definately change the USA, forever. I am not saying the truth should not surface, it is just that people do not want the "truth" exposed even if they do not believe the official story.

It is far more reaching than criminals being punished.

FEAR NOT (part2)

I agree that many people don't want the "truth" exposed as they fear what could happen if it does. This is due to one of the most basic of human emotions that has been around since the beginning of humankind.

Fear of the unknown.

We all know how deep 9/11 Truth goes. It cuts to the heart of power systems that have dominated humankind for centuries, if not millennia. These same power systems have successfully defined reality in a way that most people in "the west" accept as the "natural order of things." Thus, anything that disrupts this order is perceived as a direct threat to core belief systems and is rejected. This denial is a basic tenet of psychological self-preservation and may even be hard-wired into the human brain making it very difficult to overcome. This brings us to what may be the most critical question we face:

How do we, as individuals and as a social/political movement, overcome this fear?

Everyone has to overcome fear internally and in their own way. One can not force someone to not be afraid and attempts to do so almost always do more harm than good. When a five year-old freely rides a bike solo, a 25 year-old joyfully commits to marriage or a fifty year-old happily parachutes out of a plane it is because they choose to do so. Overcoming fear is a personal act of individual courage. Thus, the key question then becomes: How do we encourage people to overcome their fear?

With love.

If a parent yells at the five year-old and threatens to spank him unless he rides the bike, one fear is simply replacing another and the cycle of fear continues. If the child is taught in a loving manner and skills are developed progressively, then self-confidence is created and the child will choose to overcome what is now a more limited fear of unlikely failure and injury.

As 9/11 activists we are, first and foremost, teachers. We need to listen to peoples' concerns and address them in a careful and caring manner. This requires dialogue and that takes time and patience on our part. We are all individuals who think and learn in different ways. Thus, if we want to be effective, we must be prepared to teach in a variety of ways using different techniques.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, overcoming fear is an emotional process, not an intellectual one. If a person feels that you genuinely care about them, then they will be far more likely to listen and really try to understand what you are trying to teach them. Conversely, if they feel threatened, they will tune you and your message out.

In order to help someone overcome their fear you must first understand it and this requires empathy, a major component of love. Thus, you must understand their internal truth in order for them to feel loved by you and accept the external truth you offer.

(To be sure, 9/11 Truth clearly reaches far beyond the identification and prosecution of the events perpetrators)

We are all brothers and sisters on this big, beautiful blue ball.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

'Courageous,' or not...

Who implanted your E' TV brain-chip?

Rosie's unmistakable stance here is that of outright determination to fight for Justice! To honor the dead. To end this nauseating 'chain of lies,' and spare other, truly innocent people from certain death!

Hers is a deeply held belief that our entire societal mores are built on.

And, she's done her homework! In fact, so careful was she with this narration that I could have smacked Alex J. the other day when he opined that she was (even a little) 'stoopid.' -Bad move, AJ, now get some sleep! We get the context of your point.

"Courage" perhaps does stem from "rage." I believe that's what motivates all of us, and it's what differentiates us from these lacklustre 'peace' partys.

Rosie makes Justin Ramaindo truly look like a Government Op. She makes Hillary look like a child prostitute, chained to a bed... Palosi, a hoofed animal on hypnotonic-tranks. -Shall I go on?