Just out of curiosity, does anyone here watch anything that involves Rosie O'donell? Where are people (rightist wing-nuts) getting all their information about what she says and when she says it?
Does anyone outside of the right-wing watch her at all?
If you don't watch anything with Rosie O'donnel, when was the last time you remember seeing her say anything?
The last time I saw her was in a clip on the Colbert Report making a bigoted ass of herself.
In fact, the most exposure I get to her is being accused of parroting her when I comment on righty blogs.
Since I'm usually espousing some priciple I got from reading Thomas Jefferson, or Thomas Paine, or George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, I figure she must be a LOT smarter than I ever gave her credit for. (Although my favorite had nothing to do with Rosie it was in an e-mail list I used to belong to. I paraphrased a quote from Abraham Lincoln and someone called me a commie. I produced the whole quote (which was on my bookmarked page) and asked him who said it. He replied tht it must have been Carl Marks or Chairman Mao. I told him it was Abraham Lincoln, and he called me a liar. Wing Nuts are so much fun.)
Anyway, do you see Rosie? If so, where, and if so, what do you think of her? Do you consider yourself to be left or right? What views of hers do you like, and which you you dislike? Any that you hate?
[Update: Here is a link to the Rosie website Jamie recommended.
[Update: This is from the Wikipedia entry on Rosie O'donell:
Clay Aiken / Kelly Ripa Controversy
On November 20, 2006, O'Donnell raised controversy when she commented on Live with Regis and Kelly co-host Kelly Ripa's actions during a taping of her own show. Ripa and guest co-host Clay Aiken bantered causing Aiken to jokingly put his hand over Ripa's mouth, as if to stop her from talking, while she was conducting an interview. Seeing that Ripa didn't appreciate his joke, Aiken said, "Oh, I'm in trouble." Ripa responded, "No, I just don't know where that hand's been, honey." Ripa's comment caused O'Donnell to call Ripa a homophobe, saying "Now listen, to me that was a homophobic remark. If that was a straight man, if that was a cute man, if that was a guy that she didn't question his sexuality, she would have said a different thing". Within minutes, Ripa was on the phone, responding to O'Donnell's comments and defending her reactions to the mouth-covering incident by saying she was concerned as it was in fact "cold and flu season" and Aiken had been shaking hands with audience members before the show. According to Barbara Walters, both O'Donnell and Ripa have spoken and moved on from the incident. Aiken, who has declined to publicly discuss his sexuality, did not comment.
On December 5, 2006, O'Donnell raised controversy when she mocked spoken Chinese. The comment was made in reference to the publicity a November 29, 2006 appearance on The View by Danny DeVito had garnered. O'Donnell implied that she was amazed the controversy had become such a prevailing topic, suggesting that it was being talked about as far away as China. "You know, you can imagine in China it's like, 'Ching-chong, ching-chong. Danny DeVito. Ching-chong, ching-chong-chong. Drunk. The View. Ching-chong.'"
The remarks sparked considerable media backlash, with some labeling O'Donnell as a hypocrite, given her stance against any kind of homophobic taunting or jokes.  O'Donnell later said, "To anyone who was offended at my Chinese, Asian, pseudo-Japanese, sounded a little Yiddish accent that I was doing, you know, it was never [my] intent to mock, and I'm sorry for those who felt hurt or were teased on the playground." She followed up the statement by warning those offended that she may do it again, saying, "But I'm also gonna give you a fair warning that there's a good chance I'll do something like that again, probably in the next week — not on purpose. Only 'cause it's how my brain works.""