Rosie O’Donell: Bad For The Gays (And Everyone Else, Too)
Over the summer, I implored "Old Rosie" to come back. You remember her: "The Queen of Nice" who shot Koosh balls into her studio audience. The closest we ever came to learning about her sex life (thankfully), was her ridiculous … Read More
Over the summer, I implored "Old Rosie" to come back. You remember her: "The Queen of Nice" who shot Koosh balls into her studio audience. The closest we ever came to learning about her sex life (thankfully), was her ridiculous crush on Tom Cruise. (What do you call a couple in which both partners are beards? Hirsutism Extremis?) O'Donnell's transformation from the lovable voice of the soccer moms into certifiable nut-case and poor-woman's e.e. cummings (a change which happened to occur not long after she announced herself to be a lesbian), did the homosexual agenda no good, I argued:
LIFE IN THE closet can be hellish. It contorts one’s true self. Some go so far as to blame being the closet for ethical misbehavior (see Jim McGreevey, who likewise did a grave disservice to gays by conflating his criminality with his homosexuality), and there is no question that living in the closet is a psychologically unhealthy lifestyle. But what are the many housewives, (who know few —?if any — gay people in their personal lives), watching “The View” supposed to think when they see the famous lesbian Rosie O’Donnell claim that 9-11 was an inside job? What are they to think of the Rosie who, before she came out of the closet, was a rational human being?
Of course Rosie should have come out of the closet. But she did not simultaneously have to become a Truther.
Now we learn that MSNBC, high off the fumes provided by Keith Olbermann's relative success as an evening talk-show host (despite his regular pounding by Bill O'Reilly in the ratings), is in talks with the Countess of Crazy about her hosting a political gabfest. The most that can be said about this move is that at least the show will feature only one obnoxious yenta as opposed to several. The Times completely glosses over why her hire would be so controversial:
During the nine months she spent on “The View” before departing abruptly last spring, Ms. O’Donnell raised viewership notably. She did so while lamenting the unabated casualties of the Iraq war and advocating the right to gay marriage, among other positions.
O'Donnell's views on the Iraq war and gay marriage are hardly on the fringe of political opinion, rather, its some of her "other positions," to which the Times does not even allude, that are so off-the-charts nutty: that 9/11 was an inside job, that the Bush administration was behind the Iranian capture of British soldiers last spring and that American soldiers are terrorists.
Popular Mechanics responded to her allegations, which is kinda like Albert Einstein explaining particle physics to a grape.