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FOX Friends aghast that Rosie O'Donnell might get show on MSNBC

Reported by Chrish - November 6, 2007 -

The single-minded trio this morning 11/6/07 shared shock over the rumors of talks between MSNBC and Rosie O'Donnell, making it their top story. The comedian and successful talk-show host might be slotted at 9PM Eastern, against Larry King on CNN and Hannity and Colmes on FOX.

(Perhaps of interest, Alan Colmes is the only college graduate of the four.)

Brian Kilmeade expressed shock that O'Donnell would get a slot, "the face of MSNBC" no less, on a news channel??? That's unbelievable, he declared, even though, under different circumstances you can read about here, FNC's VP and Washington bureau chief Brian Wilson said

"What happens at 7:59 is that we move from the world of news to the world of opinion. Hannity and O'Reilly are radically different from the other 22 hours of the day. This is our opinion page."

Steve Doocy continued the faux outrage, wondering what it means to MSNBC that they are hiring a comedian to do a show on a cable news outfit ?!?! He failed to mention that the five years when O'Donnell hosted a daytime talk show she won, each and every year, Emmy awards for both best talk show and best talk show host.

Doocy, citing a New York Times article from today, referred to "that guy at 8:00 that complains about the White House" and said MSNBC has decided to "go for it."

Kilmeade noted three NBC news broadcasters in the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, Tom Brokaw, Tim Russert, and Brian Williams, and speculated that they can't be happy about being joined by Rosie O'Donnell. The footage of O'Donnell hanging upside down (which last May prompted FOX guest Curtis Sliwa to remark that he wanted to beat her like a pinata) was shown, of course, and Rosie's face was superimposed on the NBC peacock logo to reinforce the contention that she will be the face of NBC. The obligatory edited clips of O'Donnell's controversial comments, about WTC 7 and radical Christians being as dangerous to democracy as radical Muslims, were also shown.

Carlson got in the last smear, saying that if the deal does go through it probably won't last, as O'Donnell doesn't stick too long with a show (except those five award winning years, which shall not be mentioned). For the record the hypocritical Carlson has had some career jumps herself: Prior to joining FNC, Carlson worked at CBS News ... Before her tenure at CBS, Carlson served as a weekend anchor and reporter for KXAS-TV in Dallas, TX, was an anchor and reporter at WOIO-TV in Cleveland, OH, and for WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. She began her television career in Richmond, VA as a political reporter for WRIC-TV. It's the nature of the business and she knows it.

IF O'Donnell should end up in this MSNBC job we can expect nightly attacks from her competition, typical right-wing tactics from the right-wing network.