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O'Reilly to ABC -- Fire "Nutty" Rosie!

3/30/2007 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Click to return to TMZ.comAnd you thought Rosie-Trump got nasty? FOX News' designated flamethrower, Bill O'Reilly, slammed Rosie on "The O'Reilly Factor" last night, calling her "nutty" and "irresponsible," and suggesting that ABC should fire O'Donnell for her provocative remarks about Iran and the war in Iraq. Look out below.

Rosie, who was not a guest on O'Reilly's show, has been anything but gentle in expressing her feelings toward U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, going so far as to suggest on her blog that the recent kidnapping of British sailors was designed by the U.S. and Britain to help escalate hostilities against Iran. On "The View" this week, Rosie also challenged viewers to Google "Gulf of Tonkin," a reference to the controversial naval attacks in Southeast Asia that led to the U.S.'s increased involvement in the Vietnam conflict.

Now, O'Reilly is calling for ABC to be "held accountable" for Rosie's remarks, especially after the network axed Bill Maher post-9/11 for suggesting that the terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center were "courageous." ABC, for its part, had no comment this morning.

On today's "View," Rosie was mute about O'Reilly's broadside, but the show was taped before last night's "Factor."

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31.

RL    

Rosie is entitled to her opinions but for her to voice them in a public forum with the deliberate intentions of influencing or swaying the thinking of a large audience to her "personal" point of views is reckless and irresponsible.

2675 days ago
32.

Ivana    

Rosie is speaking the truth! Wake up America. She is questioning our corrupt government. You don't see The Iranians torturing the prisoners like we had and continue to do. Everyone in the Bush administration is under suspicion.

2675 days ago
33.

Oye    

Hopefully, ABC Execs will fire her. I'm so tired of her hatred for America, and of her not being tolerant of anyones view but her own.

Maybe soon, her view, of the view.... will be from afar....far distance memory...

2675 days ago
34.

ac    

Rosie is doing her job.
She not only has a right but a duty to inform her public, raise questions and engage discussion on public issues afftecting American's.
If anyone should be immediately fired, please let it be those who breach the right of citizens to express their ideas freely.

2675 days ago
35.

Karen    

I don't agree with Rosie on this one but I'm glad she brought it up. Too bad
O'Reilly didn't listen to the entire segment instead of showing just the clips he
wanted everyone to hear and believe. Then he goes on to say that she's
ruining The View that the ratings have dropped. Wrong...the ratings keep
going up.

2675 days ago
36.

Caroline    

80% of America, Kathy? Maybe 80% of people under that rock with you.
I'm not Republican, so I obviously disagree with him. But I do know quite a few, and the SANE and LOGICAL ones think he's an idiot liar too.

2675 days ago
37.

People are so mad and hateful...    

Hey Bill, does Rosie not have the right to her opinion just as you do? You are as big an opinionated jerk as anyone on television....go away!

2675 days ago
38.

Lee    

She is NOT Anti-American - she is ANTI-bUSH and who the hell can blame her? He has f&^$*%^ up the USA's reputation - who are our allies? Britian - where are all the others????

Rosie is against the war, BUT NOT against the troops. She has been speaking out about the lack of medical/phychological help the troops and their families get when they return home (for those lucky enough to retunr home!) She has donated $300,000 to a medical facility in San Antonio (I believe) that cars for the vets. What the hell has O'Reilly done.

To say that Rosie is irresponsible is a joke coming from him.
Talk about bias - he needs to shut up.

Rose NEVER blamed the government for 9/11 - NEVER!

2675 days ago
39.

Patnic    

Please tell me how that so call wife of hers lived with that big mouth nut case. She must be miserable. I simply don't watch the view because Rosie just takes over with extra big mouth and big head. Donald Trump was right about Rosie. She nothing but garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2675 days ago
40.

suz    

freedom of speech. HELLO!

2675 days ago
41.

Cinnamon    

I'm sick and tired of hearing Rosie's "View" on everything.
Who the hell cares what she thinks?
That show has jumped the shark, and Rosie will be it's downfall.

2675 days ago
42.

fawnya    

Just remember who said what when the US attacks Iran. Those of us smart enough to pay attention to what is going on in the world have been waiting for this for months. Anyone that has a brain said we were going to attack Iran...... Now we just wait..........

2675 days ago
43.

Stephie_in_Tampa    

OMG - Bill vs. Rosie. What a shock! Two peas in a pod. Birds of a feather. Bill is the biggest hypocrite on TV (dare I say) news. Rosie has a big mouth too. Didn't he have "issues" with sexual harassment just last year? Everyone is looking for their day in the media spotlight. Everyone. As Rosie says, "same, same, same." Today, it's Bill. Tomorrow, Nancy Grace. The next day, Greta. The next, Rush. Etc., Etc., Etc.

2675 days ago
44.

ANNA    

I LOVE BILL!!! Rosie needs to be BITCHED-SLAPPED back in the CLOSET!! NEVER watch the view anymore cause of FAT-ASS ROSIE!! GO BIll GO!!!

2675 days ago
45.

Marley    

I can't stand Rosie but I have to agree with her on this one!! Not that I think that America is bad I think the people trying to run it are bad. But I would appreciate it if they would take her off T.V.

2675 days ago
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