Newsbusters and Mary Katharine Ham have the story of Rosie O’Donell’s incredible statements on The View yesterday. She not only does not see much difference between the threats posed by radical Christianity and radical Islam, but also does not realize that those in Afghanistan and Iraq have threatened the U.S. in the past
I did not see the show, but am not surprised. That program should always have been called “The Liberal View.” They added Elisabeth Hasselbeck a while back as the token conservative, but she rarely shows any evidence that she follows the political issues they discuss well enough to make any kind of convincing argument. Occasionally she does argue a pro-life position well, but the few times I have seen the show over the past few years, she has been vastly outnumbered and overpowered. Here is an excerpt from Newsbusters’ account of Rosie’s comments. Follow the links above for the rest, along with video.
O’Donnell saved her harshest comments for the war on terror. After Hasselbeck had the temerity to mention the threat of extreme Islam, Rosie responded with her slap at Christianity:
O’Donnell: “And just one second, radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America.”
This proved too much for even Behar. She replied, in a somewhat bewildered manner:
Behar: “But, but Christians are not threatening to kill us. There’s that difference. This group is threatening to kill us.”
Hasselbeck also appeared surprised by O’Donnell’s comment. She maintained, “We are not bombing ourselves here in the country.” The comedienne had a clever retort for this:
O’Donnell: “No, but we are bombing innocent people in other countries. True or false?”I wonder if ABC has gotten much reaction from viewers.