You know the old adage, there is no such thing as bad press? Well, Rosie O’Donnell must believe that with all of her being. Over the past month, she has gathered more negative press than OJ Simpson. In a way, it’s almost like she is paying homage to Sylvester Stallone and his resurrection of the Rocky franchise. In that storyline, Rocky fights a more unbelievable opponent each movie until he gets brain damage.
With that in mind, this is how the Rosie movies are going so far.
Rosie I: Rosie vs. Kelly Ripa – Ripa was on her show and Clay Aiken placed his hand over her mouth so he could talk. Ripa said that was not allowed and “I don’t know where it’s been.” Rosie perks-up feeling someone has been insulted and responds:
“If that had been Mario Lopez doing that, she wouldn’t have said that. As a gay woman, it seems to me, that was a homophobic gesture.”
The response is what you might expect. Ripa calls Rosie while she is still on the air and tells her she is completely off-base. Ripa explains she is a mother of small children and she worries about germs. The public clearly sides with Ripa and Rosie looses the fight.
Rosie II: Rosie vs. Asian Americans – Not deterred by the first loss, Rosie presses on by mocking Asian newscasters with her “ching chang chong” routine on her show. The response does not go well for Rosie:
Rosie Oâ€™Donnell has no problem relentlessly slamming anyone she suspects of even the slightest act of discrimination. However, in typical Leftist fashion she imagines herself floating, much like a Macyâ€™s Day Parade Balloon, far above the commoners and their PC restrictions.
Rosie attempts to apologize:
â€œI do a lot of accents, (but) this apparently was offensive to a lot of Asian people,â€ Oâ€™Donnell said in a skeptical tone.
â€œSome Asian people have told me itâ€™s as bad as the â€˜N-word,â€™â€ she continued, to groans from the audience. â€œYou know, it was never (my) intent to mock, and Iâ€™m sorry for those people who felt hurt or were teased on the playground.â€
Many Asian Americans, however, were not satisfied with Oâ€™Donnellâ€™s response.
Rosie scores another loss and stands 0-2.
Rosie III: Rosie vs. Mr. Donald Trump – Not deterred in the slightest, Rosie steps into the ring again; this time versus her own version of Mr. T. Rosie is upset that Trump allows the current Miss USA, Tara Conner, to keep her crown.
Opening jab from Rosie to Trump:
Trump’s news conference with Tara Conner had annoyed her “on a multitude of levels.”
“Left the first wife, had an affair, left the second wife, had an affair. Had kids both times, but he’s the moral compass for 20-year-olds in America,” the comedian and actress said to roars of audience laughter. “Donald, sit and spin, my friend.”
Going for the uppercut, she continued:
“He inherited a lot of money. wait a minute, and he’s been bankrupt so many times where he didn’t have to pay. … I just think that this man is sort of like one of those, you know, snake oil salesmen in ‘Little House on the Prairie.'”
Trump, shakes off the first two blows, fires back with a strong left jab:
“Rosie O’Donnell is disgusting, I mean both inside and out,” Trump shot back on the syndicated entertainment show “The Insider.” “Take a look at her, she’s a slob. She talks like a truck driver. … Her show failed when it was a talk show, she failed on that. The ratings went very, very low and very bad and she got essentially thrown off television. Her magazine was a total catastrophe, she got sued. …
“I never went bankrupt, but she said I went bankrupt. So probably I’ll sue her because it would be fun. I’d like to take some money out of her fat-ass pockets,” he said.
Then another, jab to the face:
Rosie is somebody out of control who really just doesnâ€™t have it. And she ought to be careful cause Iâ€™ll send one of my friends to pick up her girlfriend, and I think it would be very easy.
Rosie staggers under the first two blows: I’m going to sue you and take away your girlfriend…Trump goes for the knock-out:
“Maybe she wanted to put the crown back on Miss USA’s head,” the real-estate mogul said of the openly gay O’Donnell, who has four children with her partner, Kelli. “I think she’s very attracted to Miss USA so she probably wanted to put the crown on her head herself.”
Insult No. 2: “She is a very, very unattractive woman who really is a bully.”
Insult No. 3: “Ultimately, Rosie is a loser, and ultimately (The View) will fail because of Rosie. … Barbara (Walters) made a mistake and let me tell you something, Barbara’s a good friend of mine.
“She cannot stand Rosie O’Donnell.”
This doesn’t look good for Rosie again. I’m sure she is already planning her sequel, Rosie IV: This Time It’s Personal.
What are others saying?
Cao’s Blog: All in all, theyâ€™re slinging mud at each other. Overall, it seems to me that Rosie has exceeded the limits of good taste, and her one-year-contract with the View might not be renewed, because sheâ€™s just â€˜offendedâ€™ too many people. I could be wrong, if ratings are what Barbara Walters values most about that show, over content. But I personally think that Rosie might well have ching-chonged her way out of a job.
Damn I’m Cute: I wonderâ€¦ In a case like this, where both people in the argument are equally annoying and wrong, does the whole thing just cancel out?
Beyond the Punchline: Lately, it seems that both Trump and O’Donnell are experiencing difficulties playing nice with other celebrities. In a way, they both remind me of those kids at school who were always getting into trouble and had to sit next to the teacher during class, to stop them from attacking the other children; however in this case, they’re all grown up and filthy rich. Ironically, instead of being rewarded for “good behavior” with a gold sticker at the end of the day, these â€œproblem celebritiesâ€ are celebrated for disrupting the class, with as little “class” as possible
There Are No Feminists on a Sinking Ship: The surprise wedding announcement of the year was released today, Rosie O’Donnell and Donald Trump. The happy couple announced that they will go by the joint name Rosie O’Donald.