The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

07 May 2011

Rosie O'Donnell Wonders Why Osama Wasn't Given Hague-Style Trial


Rosie: Why No Osama Due Process, Trial?

Is this what Oprah really had in mind?

As talk radio blabbermouth Rosie O'Donnell transitions to Winfrey's doomed cable network, another controversy adds fresh baggage to the former's dubious résumé.

Disputing Obama's terrorism approach isn't necessarily the problem, as there are critics of the raid on all sides of the political spectrum. But characterizing cheering Americans celebrating Osama bin Laden's demise (which she oddly labels as 'protesters') as "drunken fraternity boys" is especially unreasonable.

Hey Oprah, how advertising-friendly is this kind of rhetoric?

ROSIE O'DONNELL (43:40): Why is it, if people question whether or not filming Americans in the streets chanting 'USA!' and a lot of the coverage of the White House protesters [sic] seemed to be drunken fraternity boys, why this is in some way determined to make you un-American if you don't support that. You can be happy for the death of the person because he no longer walks the Earth. That he quote-unquote 'didn't deserve to live.'

You can also be upset about the fact that he didn't have due process, that he didn't get tried, that he wasn't brought to The Hague for war-crime tribunal [sic].


O'DONNELL (49:51): Many, many people, including now on the Twitter feed say, 'Now, Rosie, it was illegal for them to fly planes into the Twin Towers.' I'm fully aware of that. Because other people are capable of criminal acts on our soil doesn't equate to 'therefore, we are allowed to do criminal acts on their soil.'

America has always been the beacon of light and hope for the world, right? We're supposed to be the leader in terms of our morality and our democracy and our fairness, right, so saying the reason that it's all right for us to do that is 'look what they did to us,' well, that does not equate, because you don't want to become what you loathe. Wasn't the whole point of this is that we are not monsters?

Does Rosie represent Oprah's Hail Mary pass, a desperate attempt at generating TV ratings even if it proves uncomfortable for sponsors? It's hard to believe Winfrey isn't aware of Rosie's increasingly extreme radio rants.


  • Rosie O'Donnell. Didn't she used to have a sitcom in the 90's? Whatever became of her?

    By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at 07 May, 2011 23:11  

  • Yeah, didn't someone by that name also once have a talk/variety show for which she got the nickname "The Queen of Nice"? I'd like to know whatever happened to her!

    By Anonymous dcmatthews, at 08 May, 2011 00:13  

  • I looked up non sequitur and Rosie O'Donnell's picture was next to the definition.

    By Blogger John Dias, at 08 May, 2011 01:28  

  • She turned into a fat irrelevant harpie

    By Anonymous laughingmyassoff, at 08 May, 2011 02:23  

  • Wasn't she a talking head for K-Mart, who was so untrustworthy that k-MART went bankrupt? I guess she is having trouble making the payroll of her armed guards.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 08 May, 2011 02:57  

  • i heard this news via radiogadget. we can never really tell what the situation might be during the raid. maybe the situation lead to the death of obama instead of arresting him.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 08 May, 2011 04:17  

  • Rosie's family bodyguards carry guns.
    Can we assume those won't be drawn without due process and a fair trial when her life is endangered?

    Likewise Obama's secret service.

    By Blogger Johanna Lapp, at 08 May, 2011 07:17  

  • At least Rosie hasn't suffered the amnesia everyone else on the Left has. She hasn't changed her principles. They may be absurd to me but she has them. Other than Greg Greenwald I don't think there is anyone on the Left that has maintained their Guantanamo/security/war policies consistently against their own little President. It's surprised me and not much does.

    By Anonymous megapotamus, at 08 May, 2011 09:34  

  • Why worry about bin Laden? Just because he was the top dog?

    There are a lot of innocents that we have killed in this war against terror and more to come regrettably.
    War is hell. The sooner we end it the better off we all will be. Kill him is a good thing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 08 May, 2011 12:17  

  • Hey Rosie, he got 'due process.'

    In fact he got off too easy as he didn't suffer. I think better 'due process' would have been to draw & quarter him, or better yet, toss him live into a sty, and let the hogs eat him!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 08 May, 2011 12:24  

  • Is O'Donnell now saying that she believes the al-Qaeda 19 flew planes into the WTC towers, and subsequently, fire melted steel?

    By Blogger RebeccaH, at 08 May, 2011 12:25  

  • I thought Rosie believed that 9/11 was an inside job. She should be protesting that we killed an innocent man. The fact that she isn't kinda proves she never really believed all that 9/11 Trutherism.

    By Blogger ck, at 08 May, 2011 13:23  

  • This disgusting piglet is just lucky that fat, stupid, and ugly aren't crimes...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 08 May, 2011 13:24  

  • The SEALS did not capture him because they feared a charge of something like making him stand in an uncomfortable position for a long period of time would be leveled against them. So, the only tool they had at their disposal was to shoot him in the face.

    By Anonymous Doug Stevenson, at 08 May, 2011 13:31  

  • rosie, you seem light-headed and are talking nonsense, I think the reason is because you are not hooked up to the cheeseburger and french fry I.V. drip.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 08 May, 2011 13:56  

  • What principles?? She apparently acquired principles after her ongoing one-sided love affair with Tom Cruise as stated on her own television program; I saw it and all of sudden there she is: an avowed lesbian...and by the way, if what Muslims want, at least 80 % of them have stated they want, is a worldwide Caliphate, people like Rosie O'Donnell will be history...she'll be dead along with every known homosexual out there...that's what is expected in the world of Sharia...her astounding ignorance is stunning along with all those other liberal know-nothings..amazing the amount of stupidity that is in the general public, when it comes to Islam

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 08 May, 2011 14:08  

  • Rosie is a waste of a lot of skin--no brain.
    this us a sovereign issue not an international dispute.

    By Blogger nobs, at 08 May, 2011 14:28  

  • Rosie the Commie is a waste of time. Why is anyone interested in what an overweight, unfunny, sexually challenged and fairly unattractive person says?

    By Anonymous Gloria Steinberg, at 08 May, 2011 14:37  

  • "Because other people are capable of criminal acts on our soil doesn't equate to 'therefore, we are allowed to do criminal acts on their soil.'

    Errrrrrrr, well for hundreds of years Navies of the world have rundown criminals, pirates under the laws of "hot pursuit".

    Perhaps Rosie didn't hear it, but I'm sure someone, in passing, noted this operation was done by the

    We have been in "hot pursuit" of OBL, (officially) since 9/11/01, everybody know when OBL pops up we will go after him.
    The "dead or alive" clause has never been retracted.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 08 May, 2011 17:02  

  • "Rosie: Why No Osama Due Process, Trial?"

    OBL didn't instantly surrender.
    There were 150,000 Pakistani soldiers less than 1000 yards away.
    Abbottbad, as the crow fly's, is 800 miles to the ocean, 120 miles to Afghanistan.
    One Blackhawk needed to be blowed up.

    All of these factors reduced the negotiation time for OBL to surrender from
    "not much" to "less than not much".

    So basically, all things consider, it's a math problem.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 08 May, 2011 17:04  

  • "That he quote-unquote 'didn't deserve to live.'"

    How can you "quote AND unquote" at the same time? That makes no sense!
    Isn't "quoting AND unquoting" actually "Paraphrasing"?

    That "she is" quote-unquote a "fat sow"
    Could be paraphrasing for "she is a pig".

    That "she is" quote-unquote "not very bright"
    Could be paraphrasing for "she is a moron"
    Could be paraphrasing for "she is an idiot"
    Could be paraphrasing for "she is dumber than dirt"
    Could be paraphrasing for "she is a fool/ tool/ stool"
    Could be paraphrasing for "she....................."


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 08 May, 2011 17:16  

  • I'ts TOO bad the Navy Seals didn't take out her fat ass !!!

    By Anonymous Heywood Jablowme, at 09 May, 2011 12:47  

  • I'll quote the almighty Emperor Palatine on this one: "Anakin,kill her immediately, shes far to stupid to be left alive"

    By Anonymous Negrodamus, at 10 May, 2011 07:54  

  • Talk about dumb! have lost it. Are you that desperate for attention that you are supporting a TERRORIST? you really enjoy blowing more of taxpayers money of a trial? What a joke!!

    The only thing we did not do enough of was light Bin Ladens sorry ass of fire and make him jump from a tall NYC building to try to save his life.

    Disgusted that you would tout your celebrity in such an irresponsible manner. Then again, when you have no talent, and only a big mouth, this is the best that you can offer.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 14 May, 2011 20:08  

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