Toronto Star media critic: Rosie fired for asking tough questions about 9/11

I don't necessarily agree that Rosie got "The Boot", however, great article in a mainstream paper!! You can contact the author at azerbis[at]

Big thanks to Simuvac and Arnie from for the scoop...

Antonia Zerbisias, the Toronto Star media critic, writes the following in today's edition:

Last Wednesday, in the immediate aftermath of the announcement that dominated the American news agenda and cycle for days, CNN's Larry King was in hot pursuit of the story.

Rude, lewd, crude Rosie O'Donnell was leaving ABC's daytime talk show The View.

Naturally, King was obligated to seek out The Combover Which Talks, Donald Trump.

"She's a disgusting person," said Trump, who has been trading insults with O'Donnell since January. "She's a slob."

Then he called for censorship.

"Sadly, after the Don Imus thing, people are going to have to be, I guess, more careful as to what they're saying," he said, as if the former MSNBC morning man's racist, sexist "nappy-headed hos'' line equals grabbing your crotch and saying "Eat me'' to The Ego Who Walks.

"Insisting that O'Donnell had been fired instead of being unable to come to a contract agreement, Trump said O'Donnell was an 'embarrassment to this country.''' That's because she had latched on to the growing '9/11 Truth Movement,' which dismisses the official story about the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Considering her controversial year on The View, it's interesting that O'Donnell came to the end of the line just as she was demanding answers to questions that millions are now asking.

For that, the full might of Fox News rose up to smite her. Those who had bought and sold the WMDs fairy tale attacked O'Donnell for daring to question the generally accepted explanation for the collapse of the World Trade Center."

Later, Zerbisias mentions the 9/11 responders:

"On the afternoon after O'Donnell made her announcement, she blogged about that day's taping for an upcoming episode of The View.

"(W)e had two 9/11 first responders both horrifically sick," she wrote, in her trademark lowercase freestyle poetry style. She spoke of all the unknowns in that smoking, toxic New York rubble and wondered how many emergency workers and citizens would eventually suffer:

"i cried/got into my car drove/ away from the studio/there were 3 dozen press people waiting/cameras video crews reporters/they leapt at the car/like i was britney or Lindsay/pushing flashing yelling/breaking news in america /i was the story, not (the sick emergency workers)/what's wrong with this picture?"

And that's why Rosie O'Donnell had to go. She messed up the pretty picture that the corporate media present.

She said it all."


little article here, thanx.

"Not part of the Movement."

Here's what I wrote her, and her response.
"Antonia. I want to commend you and thank you for the courage to expose the truth about Rosie's dismissal. It is rare to see someone in the mainstream media confront the awful truth that is todays reality. It does happen occasionally and when it does the whole Truth Movement rejoices briefly. It makes me wonder how many others in the MSM are aware of the Truth and what is stopping them from expressing their opinions. I believe we are way past the idea that anyone who doubts the official story is labelled a loony conspiracy theorist. I talk to average citizens almost every day about the "inside job" concept and am continually surprised about how many people of all ages and all walks of life who simply assume that yes, 9/11 was an inside job. So if the fear of being labeled "loony conspiracy theorist" is not a problem, what is holding other good honest writers and journalists like yourself and John Gleeson of the Sun Media group from coming out and challenging the official
story and asking tough questions like journalists are expected to do. It's beginning to resemble Nazi Germany more and more if honest journalists are afraid to ask reasonable questions. It makes me despair for the future of democracy. If we are afraid to speak out when we still have that precious right, what choice will we have when that right is taken from us?
Once again, on behalf of everyone who still believes in Truth, Justice and Democracy, Thank You, (My name here)"

Her response?

"Thanks but I am not a part of the movement.
I just merely point out that it asks good questions."

Antonia Zerbisias
Media Columnist
The Toronto Star
One Yonge Street
Fifth Floor
Toronto, ON
M5E 1E6

Oh well, I guess it's better than nothing.

Better than nothing...

And well worth the effort. Good effort!! Keep it up. More journalists will confront the topic as the damn starts breaking... hopefully!


Yes, better than nothing.

Yes, better than nothing. And we do appreciate any journalist who is willing to acknowledge reality even in passing. Her response suggests to me that she knows a thing or two, but is afraid of losing her job.
"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." - Buddha
"What you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." - Gandhi
"The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth." - Thomas Paine

Afraid of losing her job.

"Her response suggests to me that she knows a thing or two, but is afraid of losing her job."
That was exactly what I thought when I received her reply. It was a very defensive response to an expression of thanks.
BTW. In response to the idea of Rosie being fired, all high profile firings/resignings are communicated in code. There may have been a little coercion coming from head office to help Rosie make the right decision. And it is very unlikely that Rosie will "misspeak" on air any more (for the sake of the nation or similar reason.)

Great letter, but a minor criticism

I would expect a good journalist to be turned off by the term "the Truth."

It's great that she said the movement asks good questions. It's much better than nothing. Thank you for getting that response and posting it.

Her 2004 article on Toronto truth conference was major

Her (remarkably) good article (for msm media) about the 2004 Toronto truth conference was one of the if not 'the' the first 'breakthrough' piece, imho.

By breakthrough I mean it was at that time the first honest coverage the Truth Movement had received on At the time I pressed them intensely to publish it, started a campaign to pressure them. I really called them out as gatekeepers, saying if they did not publish the article, from both a major paper and a writer they had published previously then it would prove they were gatekeepers. I know others did the same. It worked for that one then. Which is not to say they have done much since then. They are proof of left gatekeeping. But I know that piece had an impact on helping some people get started that summer. So she may not identify as 'part of the movement', but to me she will always have an 'honorable mention' on the list of heroes and sheroes of the movement.

Yes, I don't think "fired" is an accurate way to describe

why Rosie is leaving the View.

Anyway, I was very worried for Rosie when she broached 9/11 truth on a mainstream tv show, produced by Barbara Walters no less. I didn't think the NWO/Neocons were going to let her do this very long, and unfortunately, I was correct. (I'm sure they pulled out their dirty bag of underhanded tricks/threats to use against Rosie behind the scenes.)

Rosie is an extremely courageous person for getting as much truth out as she did!

Rosie rejected a mult-year multi-million dollar contract

How far away from "Rosie got fired" can you get?

Rosie for president

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MS. DEYOUNG: Good morning. I'm pleased to see so many people here. I don't know if it's the free breakfast, the incredibly interesting speaker we have or the fact that there's an election year coming. I think it's probably all three.

Welcome to today's Council on Foreign Relations meeting. Please turn off your cellphones, BlackBerries, other wireless devices. Shall we have a pause for a minute while everyone does that? Thank you.

I would like to remind the audience that this meeting is on the record and welcome our guest this morning, the Honorable Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives and a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Speaker Gingrich is well-known, I'm sure, to everybody here, and to list all of his accomplishments would take a lot of our time, so I'll just touch on a few. (...)
MR. GINGRICH: (...) it really worries me that we are watching a process of shrinking our political leadership. (...) And we have to browbeat the news media out of this whole -- I mean, the news media is as destructive as the Congress, frankly, because it trivializes down to this. We've become a news media where Rosie O'Donnell and IMUS are bigger issues than North Korea. And a country who gets into that cycle has a big problem solving its problems. (...) This is very dangerous stuff and we ought to be very firm. (...)
MS. DEYOUNG: Unfortunately, we have actually gone over our time, and they're pretty strict about that here.

So thank you all very much, and especially thank you for a very informative and interesting session. (Applause.)

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love you Rosie!


Patrick Fitzgerald

Lets let the dog off its leash.

I know he's connected to the perps - Guiliani, Spitzer . . . but I still think he's an honest aggressive prosecutor.


He's sure kept quiet about all he must know regarding pre/9/11 terrorism cases. He looks to me to be too compromised to be a truly honest and aggressive prosecutor--at least where the truth about terrorism is concerned.

I don't disagree with you but . .

He totally reemed the Republican State Gov here in Illinois.

If he was tasked to go after Cheney, he would love to.

He is part of a political operation but that's not what makes him ticks. He is a prosecutor. He likes to prosecute.

My two cents.

Pressure grows for a 7/7

The prize-winning line from

The prize-winning line from the article:

Mr Blair rejected calls for a public inquiry, although he said he "totally" understood why some people sought one.

He told GMTV: "The problem if you have an independent public inquiry into something like this is you will divert all their energy and attention into trying to answer the questions that come up in the inquiry."

As opposed to "directing their energies into rubber-stamping the foregone conclusion?"  Another Orwellian incursion on the English language, specifically here on the use of the word "inquiry."  

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Rosie's questions

I heard Rosie make a lot of statements about 9/11 but never once heard ask any questions.

What questions was she fired for?

She talked about WTC7

The suggestion of this piece is that Rosie didn't leave over a contract dispute but was fired for wondering aloud about Building 7.