Skip to comments.Rosie's Rant: Sputtering in Rage in Interview with Couric
Posted on 10/04/2002 4:57:40 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
Rosie O'Donnell just completed an appearance with Katie Couric on The Today Show that might well go down as one of the angriest, most vituperative displays in the annals of morning TV.
The interview took place in the context of the multimillion dollar lawsuit that the publishers of the "Rosie" magazine brought against her.
Katie tiptoed around, clearly uncomfortable asking Rosie tough questions. But to her credit, Katie had done her homework and did indeed ask some tough ones.
Thus, for example, when Rosie bitterly complained that the magazine refused to put a photo of the paraplegic Christopher Reeve on the cover, Katie piped up to say: "I understand that the photo was five years old, taken from far away, and not deemed appropriate."
Rosie was so clearly angry, barely able to control her rage, aimed at anyone, including Katie. Referring to some issue that had arisen on a TV show, Rosie accusingly asked Katie: "did you WATCH the show?"
Rosie was furious about the publisher discounting the magazine's subscription rate. Just a detail, but her rage was so evident.
Katie reading from lawsuit: "through summer of 2002 Rosie and entourage became increasingly abusive . . . and Rosie said she would personally 'take down' magazine unless she had total control."
Rosie naturally denied it.
In perhaps the most remarkable segment, Rosie bragged: "I have Mary Jo White as my attorney. Do you know who she is?"
Katie: "Yes. But please tell our viewers."
Rosie: "She is the #1 woman lawyer in the country. I told my people, get me the best WOMAN lawyer!"
Katie: "What of charge you were abusive?"
Rosie: "It's absurd. You know me."
Katie stuck to her journalistic guns: "In fairness I haven't worked with you."
Rosie then bragged: "I employ thousands, hundreds, of people. I'm the CEO." The implication was that as a big, powerful, important person with lots of employees, she was entitled to be very demanding and abusive.
"Come on, Katie, it's like, if you send someone out for a tuna fish sandwich on rye with no seeds, all of a sudden you're abusive."
Rosie: "I'm definitely bringing a countersuit and donating all proceeds to charity. This is about integrity. I am too strong to let people get away with this."
Katie: "Do you think, in explaining all the negative press about you in recent times, that there's an undercurent of discrimination against you because you came out as a lesbian?"
Rosie: "No. I'm getting more support than ever. 65-yr. old women at the hairdressers hug me and tell me how proud they are of me."
Just one, non-stop furious rant.
This is a woman filled with anger and rage.
Now, if only Katie were this tough in going up against some Democrat weasel!
uhhhh...what is Rosie, if not "some Democrat weasel"? I get your point, though...
No kidding. It looks like she just shaved her head. [I think they call that a 'butch.']
Who needs a hairdresser? All she needs is a barber.
What? Is she channeling Master Po here?
"Ah young water buffalo. What of charge you were fat loudmouth lesbian?"
I bet she's sent out for quite a few of these.
Is this ALL those 65 yr. women do to her? Somehow, I know there must be a lot more to that story. There ARE pictures. I hope.
The Leftist playbook: When the going got tough, Torricelli droppedout and the Dems went to plan B (Lautenberg). If Rosie finds the going tougher than she'd like, I expect her to announce that she has been struggling with substance-abuse/sexual-abuse/mental illness. She "hasn't been herself". She "needs treatment". It's "not her fault". And all will be forgiven.
Pictures?!?! Pictures?!?! Ewwwww!!! That picture that accompanies this article is bad enough, don't you think?
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