The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

13 February 2010

Rosie O'Donnell Takes Credit For Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Career


She's Got The Power To Make Or Break Careers!

Where would Elisabeth Hasselbeck be without Rosie O'Donnell?

Apparently, nowhere, at least in the eyes of the former The View co-host. O'Donnell used her Sirius libtalk radio show this week to claim full credit for Hasselbeck's (shown below right) career, telling listeners "I created this monster."

In this exclusive EQ audio cut, listen to O'Donnell's cringeworthy combination of delusional arrogance and lingering bitterness:

O'DONNELL (21:24): Nobody ever really paid [attention to Hasselbeck] until I got on that show. It was me. I created that monster. Nobody really gave a s--t what she said before, right? So then I'm on there and I'm fighting with her, and then she got invited to the White House. I remember thinking when she told me that, 'Oops, the beginning of the end.'

JANETTE BARBER (executive producer): ...Before you got there, every day was Desperate Housewives and 'Who wants to buy a new purse?' The nature of the show did change, and, I will say, very much for the better.

O'DONNELL (22:53) (as Hasselbeck): 'Can I just say one thing?'

(AS HERSELF): 'No' - That's what I always wanted to say... 'You can't say anything else, 'cause you're yelling and you're not that smart.' She wanted her facts. I kept telling her, 'Your feelings are more important than your facts. Anybody can Google your facts, Elisabeth, but you have to show your humanity. What are your feelings about this?'

The bonus, of course, is O'Donnell's insistence that Elisabeth's use of "facts" clouds her emotional judgment. Thanks, Rosie, for summing up everything we need to know about you in that one statement.

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  • I have hammers that are smarter than elisabeth hasselbeck !

    By Anonymous Anonymous One, at 13 February, 2010 02:01  

  • This says a lot more about O'Donnell than it does about Hasselbeck. It seems she's in the self-absorbed death spiral that hits aging D-listers (see: Rosanne Barr.)

    By Blogger Eric, at 13 February, 2010 12:04  

  • Anonymous One is likely one of the hired bloggers from the State Department. Notice how nuanced they are.

    By Blogger GeronL, at 14 February, 2010 02:49  

  • If his hammer is that smart it would have hit him in the head and put him out of his misery


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 17 February, 2010 04:45  

  • O'Donnell the college dropout criticizing Hasselbeck the college graduate for being stupid. Hmmm.. a bit of projection there Rosie O'Dumbell.

    By Anonymous Skeptic, at 21 February, 2010 03:05  

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