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Rosie Calls O'Reilly an "Imbecile," Murdoch "Big Brother"

4/2/2007 9:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rosie O'Donnell spat back at conservative talk-show pugilist Bill O'Reilly after he called for her firing from ABC last week, comparing him to a character in George Orwell's "1984" who is "a fattish ... man of paralyzing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms."

She didn't reserve her fire for O'Reilly, however. On her blog at Rosie.com, Ro accused O'Reilly of being a totalitarian puppet of News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, as she put it, in her lower-case verse, "like 1984/molding the facts/2 suit the needs/of big brother rupert." And Rosie also revealed that when she and co-host Joy Behar made reference on "The View" to a sex scandal involving O'Reilly, they were told they had to can it about O'Reilly or else "bill o would 'go after' all the hosts" of their show.

Rosie Gets PhysicalWell, Bill O. did go after Ro at least, as TMZ noted last week, calling Rosie "nutty" and "irresponsible" and suggesting that ABC should oust her from the show. Rosie went all literary-nasty on O'Reilly, comparing him to Parsons, a fellow employee of protagonist Winston Smith, whom Orwell says is "one of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the thought police, the stability of the Party depended."

Response from O'Reilly is awaited.

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Sugar Booger    

Well, today 5-23-07 I turned on "The View" to see a split screen of a fat truly ugly pit bull attacking Elizabeth (once again) for not defending her when someone said she called our troops terriosts.
Rosie O'Donnell is jealous of Elizabeth on so many different leverls it is blatantly obvious.
Elizabeth remains calm even as Rosie spits and foams at the mouth.
Rosie won't answer Elizabeth's questions. She tried to talk OVER her screaming louder and louder.
Rosie O'Donnell was obviously raised on the streets.
She complains about having about having a hangover all the time.
Has nobody (not even her girlfriend) told her if you take anti-psycotic drugs you are not supposed to drink. I honestly think Rosie is "losing it". BIG TIME!
Why can't she at least behave on the air and start her petty fights before or after the show airs? I'll tell you why, because she likes to instigate trouble.
She a crude, blousy, psycotic, drunk BITCH!
ROSIE GO HOME!! ROSIE GO HOME! ROSIE GO HOME!!
WE DON'T WANT YOU TO STAY TWO MORE WEEKS. GO HOME NOW!!

2654 days ago
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Hal    

You make me sick! Barf!

2705 days ago
3.

WTF    

OH yes she will either be fired or not return after her contract is up
And I pray she does not get her own show.

2705 days ago
4.

HerpesHilton    

Bill O'Reilly is one of the very worst people in the world. Everyone needs to be reminded that he's a pervert who loves his phone sex just a little too much.

2705 days ago
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nwcanadian    

Rosie's quote about Bill O'Reilly is a better description of herself than it is of him!

2705 days ago
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pattie in cali    

what a BITCH, rosie go home, raise your kids, and SHUT UP! the veiw should get rid of you. you have caused many people to leave the veiw. get the hell out of dodge.

2705 days ago
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Tom Cruise has landed    

It was a little awkward to see watch Rosie go on about a conspiracy theory. But it is The View and it is hers! Bill O can have his opinion too. There's room in America for everyone's opinion!

2705 days ago
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Dottie    

I can't stand either one of these blowharts.

2705 days ago
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Clinton    

Typical BS from the "blubber-mouth" queen of really bad PR.

2705 days ago
10.

Eddie    

Hooray Rosie, please speaking the truth to power, wake up America!!!!!!

2705 days ago
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Jeana    

I wish they would both disappear.

2705 days ago
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MzMel    

Everyone--including Bill O'Reilly--seems to be forgetting that this show is called "The View" for a reason. Each host discusses things from THEIR point of "view", meaning their opinion. Like it or not, their entitled to it and I say GO ROSIE for not being afraid to say what you think and feel.

2705 days ago
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Clinton    

Somebody please tell her there's a difference between social controversy and intellectual constipation.

2705 days ago
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Rick    

It just never ends does it. Ratings must be low for Fox News to come up with this one. Bill O has been a joke for years. Why do we listen to what he has to say? I may not always agree with Rosie, but I never agree with Bill O. How many people have gone round and round with Bill O? Lot's. He's loud and obnoxious and why Fox has him there, I don't know. If people respond to him, it's more of a platform for him. Just don't respond to him. Let Him Go!!!!!!!!!!!

2705 days ago
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Liz    

She is a nut case & hanging upside down isn't going to help get rid of her anger. She needs to be fired. I've never liked Rosie.

2705 days ago
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