Rosie O’Donnell loves for us to talk about her… but boy, challenge her views just once, and Rosie resigns. Elisabeth Hasselbeck wasn’t even mean in the face of Rosie’s personal attack (“coward.”) She simply stood her ground, and Rosie-the-bully ran home.
This is the problem with the left-wingers. They feel freedom of speech entitles them to spout any garbage of opinion, free from anyone challenging them. Well, here in the real world, you are often expected to support your arguments with facts. (Except on “The View,” and most other mainstream media outlets. Facts like Rosie’s “fire doesn’t melt steel.” Uh, how do they make steel, anyway?)
I have found in Hollywood that if you challenge a leftist (as most of them are) they will crumble and obfuscate the issue (Rosie never said that,) or they will turn irate and attack you personally (you just hate lesbians.) I suppose this stems from living in the bubble of unoriginal thought that Hollywood has become. Why do you think every other movie is a sequel, and the rest are remakes of movies or comic books? The upcoming “Superman: Man of Steel” is a remake of a sequel of a movie of a comic book. Leftist liberal propaganda is pervasive in most acting classes. My friend had the role of a republican congressman, and his coach advised him that although she knew it would be difficult, he had to really act like he believed what he was saying. Anti-Bush, anti-war thought is pushed on young actors in auditions, on sets, and almost every other environment. Nobody is foolish enough to challenge left-leaning statements in public, least of all the young and impressionable that come here for fame and a chance at the American dream. Toe the line, get or keep the job. Pretty soon, if you stop thinking too much, it all starts to make sense: comparing Bush to Hitler, and Chavez to Mother Teresa.
Once these newbies are transformed into stars, they are seldom challenged in any way and there is the recipe for boisterous and emphatic assertions in the liberal vein, or at least rabid drug use and shaved heads.
In part of their final encounter, Rosie asked Elisabeth if she, too, like many on the right, believed that Rosie thought our own US troops were terrorists. Elisabeth refused to answer with a simple yes or no. Too bad, really. The answer should have been a resounding “yes,” if Elisabeth had been truly courageous. Instead she tried to encourage Rosie to explain to the viewers what she meant when she asked “with 650,000 Iraqis dead, who are the terrorists now?” Rosie herself dodged that answer.
But okay, I get it. She doesn’t think our troops are terrorists, only that they might be the equivalent of terrorists. And she doesn’t think that radical Christians are worse than radical Islamists, only that they are equally as bad. And she accuses Elisabeth of double-talk.
When Ms. O’Donnell couldn’t bully “poor little Elisabeth” (said Rosie with a sneer) into agreeing that indeed she knew Rosie to be a patriot, Rosie was too traumatized to return to the same room with her to even finish out her contractual obligation to ABC.
Here is the left, running from real confrontation, again.
It isn’t enough to say repeatedly that you support the troops, especially while you double-speak elsewhere. It’s not even enough to send donations (if she does,) while you go on national TV and liken our military to the terrorists they are fighting.
We are not occupiers, we are liberators, and we are engaged in a war against an enemy who values human life, even his own, less than human death. Death is more valuable to Islamic radicals that their own lives. This is the fundamental difference between our enemy and us.
People may argue for Rosie’s freedom of speech, but this is where I draw the line. Although I am not a fan of the genre, I don’t pretend to understand all the recent firings of the “shock jocks,” after all, that’s their job – to shock. And their job is getting harder as we become more calloused and vulgar as a society. But I draw the line with anti-American slander, and treacherous narration. How dare she infer or represent that our own government brought down the WTC?
How dare she? Nobody challenged her.
Clearly, once she was compelled to explain herself, her un-American diatribe was silenced. She had no explanation save her hatred for a country that all the while loved and protected her, so she picked up her stinking ball and went home.
Now can we change the subject?
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