My Possible Role In Rosie’s Departure From ABCApril 25, 2007
I don’t want to make a big deal out of this, as I know it will probably sound a little nuts. I do, however, feel that I should get this off my chest, since I had a feeling that Rosie’s days at ABC were numbered after her little rant about WTC7 and the 9/11 attacks last month.
I know that Rosie and ABC are maintaining that the reason she’ll be leaving in June has everything to do with contract negotiations, and nothing to do with anything Rosie’s said on the show. But, it’s hard to overlook the coincidence that this news comes less than a month after “the incident” and numerous calls for boycotting of The View’s various sponsors (not to mention at least a full week of conservative talking heads railing ABC on TV and the radio for giving the “Truthers” a voice). For the purposes of this blog post, we’ll assume the latter theory (tinfoil hats are optional)….
On the the day of Rosie’s rant, I was surfing the blogs and found the video segment posted on LGF. I remember thinking that Rosie had gone “all in” this time, since she had hinted at a little 9/11 Trutherdom earlier on the show. In addition, I remembered that I had stumbled upon this picture a few days earlier:
So, I decided to submit it to LGF, since a) it seemed quite relevant and b) I’m not a Truther. At the time, I really didn’t think it was a big deal, but as I began to see the picture show up on other blogs and eventually in a boycott video, I started to realize that the picture may have been a little more powerful than my first impression. As a matter of fact, I suppose it could be argued that no other single image tied ABC to the 9/11 Truth movement so directly. I mean, there it was: the ABC logo, 9/11 Truth, and “Thanks Rosie!” all in one picture. I’m sure this is an association that Disney/ABC was hoping they could avoid. With the pic’s exposure on at least two popular blogs, I think it’s safe to day that the image could have been included in a few angry emails that got sent off to ABC. Take it a step further, and it’s plausable that the image eventually appeared in the email inbox of a higher ranking ABC exec. or two.
If you assume all that (and that’s a big IF), then I’m sorry to say that the 30 seconds it took me to locate that picture and post it in the comments section of LGF may have played a role in Rosie’s departure from The View.
Phew! There. I feel better. Now, someone please post an animated gif of a black helicopter (just for fun).