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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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B.    

''no spin'' is spinning AGAIN? what a shocker! lol

2575 days ago
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cleveland1    

i agree w/Bill. rosie needs to be quiet. she don't seem to mind making american $$$, but she can crap about the war. the view should fire her ass!!!

2575 days ago
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sharon    

Poster # 24 Kathy


O'Reilly...awesome....hahaha...hes about as awesome a a three peckered snake...by the way Kathy where did you come up with 80% of Americans?

2575 days ago
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Chris    

Why is only BO can make comments that he thinks are the truth and when someone challenges him they are un-american and should be fired? We all Know that Fox is all for the Republicans and BO is a GOP lover. Maybe he's just upset and mad because Rosie is right and the people are starting to see this, so he's the one that may be out of a job!!!!!!!! Mr. O'Reilly Women,Democrats,and Gays are allowed to speak just like you are!!!!!

2575 days ago
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elaine    

Nothing like the Pot calling the Kettle black. Rosie can be very sickening and how Barbara Walters has put up with her takeover of the show for this long is beyond me, except that ratings are way up. Rosie presents her information as her view, whereas O'Reilly presents his information as truth, so it is O'Reilly who is in the wrong and not Rosie. O'Reilly is called news, which is supposed to be truth, but in fact, it is the O'Reilly truth and nothing more. So, if anyone should be scorned, it is O'Reilly. Yes, put him back on the phones and behind the scenes, because that is where he belongs. He and Hannity are a couple of warmongering "thugs"

2575 days ago
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Chad Harris    

She has BALLS! As far as I can tell Rosie is the ONLY person speaking their mind on national television. All of these media companies have failed us. Why hasn't the War in Iraq been investigated? It's all about Oil... how come no one says that?

2575 days ago
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Linda    

Maybe Rosie should call the family members of those hostages and put them at ease by telling them she knows it is a hoax. I'm sure they would feel better to hear that from her.

Yes, I believe in free speech but......you have to be prepared for the results of that free speech. If the result is you are off ABC then fine......and that is what I'm hoping for.

Proud Mom of 3 Veterans

2575 days ago
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monique    

O'Reilly should shut up. He is "nutty," too and he engaged in sexual harassment of a staffer. He lied about it until he realized that she had his calls on tape.

2575 days ago
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Moe    

Bill O'Reilly should keep he's stupid mouth shut. Dumb conservative whos mind is so distorted about the war. Keep talking Rosie, and don't this annoying conservative or that other superficial duck bring you down!!! They're the real losers... And Bill Maher rules too!!!

2575 days ago
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amt    

I agree w/ Bil that it's time to cut that big mouth loose. Not only does she do damage to the US with her outrageous comments but she completely dominates the show. I am a fan of Joy and Elisabeth's, but geez, Rosie's big mouth constantly cuts them off and drowns them out. I would like to be able to enjoy the real stars of the show. If ABC thinks Rosie is oh-so-important, then give the big fat mouth her own show so we can enjoy The View w/out it.

2575 days ago
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Daniel    

Rosie has a point. It IS conceivable that this is orchestrated. Soldiers do what they're told, and it's possible that they were ordered to cross into Iranian waters, with full knowledge by superiors what effect that would have. (The soldiers themsleves say they were in those waters.) I personally don't think that's what's going on, but it's a great discussion point, and last I checked, we're allowed to do that in America. And if you acutally checked up on the whole Tonkin thing, you would know that the U.S. has justified military action using incidents like this before.

2575 days ago
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3charm    

Do we really care about anything she has to say?

2575 days ago
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Paula    

The only person that expresss their opinion MORE than Rosie is BILL! Why doesn't he get fired?

2575 days ago
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johnnie    

Thank you Bill for saying what the rest of think. She has her view platform to spew out her crap but people like us have no way of getting to her and voice our opinion. Sometimes I just want to stuff something in that big mouth of hers or slap her face. She rattles on and on and knows nothing about what she is talking about. I can't believe smart people watch that show. I don't even watch Barbara Walter 's interview shows any more because I cannot stand her either for letting Rosie do what she is doing. I think they are all scared of her including ABC. She is like a time bomb ready to go off. Someone please do something about her.'

2575 days ago
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Laura Priest    

Rosie needs to move to the mideast where she already has three strikes against her
1.American
2.Woman
3.Gay

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