And Now, A Word to Rosie's Sponsors

Why do you want Rosie off The View? You don't say.

Posted by snarly at April 4, 2007 1:48 PM

I'm totally with you on this one, as I too picked up the advertisers from HotAir today.

And you're exactly right, we can make a huge difference in knowing where to aim that slingshot in David and Goliath fashion. And it best be aimed at advertisers, rather than editors and producers.


I have to say I can live without everything on the list forever, except one: I'm going to keep my little bottle of Pepto Bismol for the next time I travel in Turkey or some other Third World country.....last year it saved my life, I'm sure, after too much fun eating seafood on the Asia side of Istanbul.

But, the rest can be gone forever.

Posted by Webutante at April 4, 2007 2:08 PM

A agree - At first I thought that stopping the murder of the unborn was what I should be doing but I have snarked and snarked about liberals for 7 years and not 1 unborn was saved. It's a much more meaningful use of my energies to snark about Rosie. Maybe someday Republickins will be in control of all three branches of government and then maybe we can really do God's work and stop the killing of the unborn.

Until then, look out Rosie, you're an abonmination in Gods eyes and I am called to fight you any way I can.

Bless you brother for showing me the true righteous way - Bless you.

Posted by Nicollo MacPlato at April 4, 2007 4:14 PM

Maybe someday Republickins will be in control of all three branches of government and then maybe we can really do God's work and stop the killing of the unborn.

You are a freak. Do you read this? A freak. You want to destroy the entire constitutional structure of our 200+ year history to create a fascist-religous state? You should go to Egypt or Iran - they have those types of governments there. God is not happy with you way of thinking.

Posted by Tom at April 4, 2007 6:29 PM

is this where i am supposed to be wringing my hands and whining about how you are "silencing" points of view that you disagree with, which you all accuse liberals of doing all the time? let's just remember this so when and if liuberals try to do the same thing for any number of conservative blowhards, we all can agree this is a completely fair tactic.

for what it's worth, i think this is a perfectly acceptable form of action, and i couldn't care either way if rosie is off the air. but, it's also a perfectly acceptable way to try and get conservatives off the air, too. capiche?

Posted by tim at April 4, 2007 6:29 PM

Sometimes, the best thing to do with a fool is to to let them continue to hoist their own petard.

Posted by walt moffett at April 4, 2007 7:08 PM

Do not boycott all the products at once. This just waters your efforts. Too many boycotts at once attempt to hit a number of goods and services which appeal to different types of people. Pick one which would be vulnerable to bad publicity and to a gouge out of the gross income. Then lean on them. One success would panic others.

Posted by Bleepless at April 4, 2007 7:37 PM

It's still interesting really, how little we know about the First Amendment. We not only have the freedom of speech, we also have the right individual censorship and discernment. That includes voting with our pocketbooks. And it's a right that both the left and the right share equally.

So here's a little example: Let's say I have a story that I really like that I wrote on, say, a hospital I visited recently in Israel and want to get Gerard to publish it at Pajamas Media. Well, for whatever reason, he reads it and doesn't like it or is bored to tears by my lack of verve. I on the other hand think it's swell. But he throws it into the trash bin.

Do I get all huffy, after trying and trying to push this piece. Do I accuse him of trying to silence me?

No, I just say he has lousy taste and move on. I can forget it, rewrite it, or try to sell it to another pair of pajamas.

He has the right to accept or reject my stuff for good reason or no reason at all. And I, like Rosie, can peddle it elsewhere and find other patrons or sponsors.

The First Amendment guarantees we'll all be offended, rejected and spit upon at times.

Oh now, Gerard..about that hospital story...

Posted by Webutante at April 4, 2007 7:49 PM

I see we have the usual assortment of clueless comments by idiots from both sides of the parody aisle.

Not only can you write a mean piece and bestir the troops, Gerard, but you provoke your half-witted hecklers into doing for you what letter writers do for newspaper editors.

As always, my hat is off to the master.

Posted by AskMom at April 4, 2007 10:14 PM

It is perfectly within your rights as an American citizen to boycott advertisers of a television show you find objectionable. Both sides do it. Using capitalism to remove an idiot from the airwaves is a time-honored tradition.

I doubt you will be very successful though. We like our "stuff" too much. Remember that the American Family Association has a string of failed boycotts including of Disney and Ford for their gay friendly policies. People like their Fords and they like taking the kids to Disneyland.

Similarly, people have been trying to smash right wing radio. While they have gotten many advertisers to shy away from Limbaugh, Hannity, and their ilk, for every large mainstream business that pulled their advertising dollars, three small businesses eagerly took up the slots. Losing the money of mega-corporations and gaining the money of small businesses generally makes a talking head look BETTER, in the end.

Maybe ABC will get nervous and do your bidding. But I think they will spin it as "wingnuts target Rosie" and get a whole lot of ratings out of it.

I like Rosie O'Donnell, but since I have been part of successful campaigns to get newspapers to drop Ann Coulter, I would never condemn someone else for using the same tactics.

Posted by Lisa at April 5, 2007 5:52 AM

I don't follow the reasoning for boycotting her. Glenn Beck asked the other day if she was "really even a woman". Is it because she's a lesbian and liberal so her career should end?

No one here says what she did wrong.

Posted by Dan at April 5, 2007 5:55 AM

I love it when the right wing wussies whine and cry because they can't answer Rosie's arguments so they attack her personally and demand that she not be allowed to show what weak minded fools the Limbaugh/Hannity/Coulter cult really are.

Keep up the good work all you Neo-clods.

Hillary Clinton appreciates your help in getting her elected President.


Posted by Volt at April 5, 2007 7:48 AM

You are some truly brave and honorbale men and women! A failed war in Afghanistan, a failing war in Irag, over 3,000 Americans and 30,000 Iraqi's dead, Americans still living in trailers in New Orleans, but you brave sould have decided to take on....Rosie O'Donnell? Seiously? What a bunch of ass clowns.

Posted by seamus at April 5, 2007 8:08 AM

You should be fighting every day for the expulsion of The Bush & Crony Crime Family. The shredders of our beloved Constitution, the destroyers of our essential military. Torturers, mass murdering war crimials & war profiteers.

Instead you go after Rosie. You are a pathetic kool-aid drinker.

Posted by tommo at April 5, 2007 8:45 AM

Point well take el tommo. I shall take a memo to self to do as you do and, every morning get up and tinfoil my loins, as you do, and grab my butter knife, as you do, and roll right out on the street ready to take on the vasty Krime Family that is so shredding the "I 'HEART' Constitution." So shredding that folks like you can hardly skip down the street without being tailed, followed, and spied on in your full frontal war to go get those murderin' war krimnals and other varmints that trouble your sleep. Thank you for the instructions. I am now well informed.

Posted by Gerard Van der Leun at April 5, 2007 10:17 AM

I wonder what was really in the bag Michelle threw out? Does she expect us to believe she paid good money for all those products (thus defeating the purpose of a boycott) just to toss them in the rubbish pail?

Posted by Jheka at April 5, 2007 9:23 PM

What do you do if you have never bought x's product in the first place? Or have never watched Rosie?

BTW, you sure have drawn a lot of trolls. Good thing you don't have sponsors or as sure as shootin' they would be subject to angry campaigns. As for accusing you of not meeting Rosie's arguments (does she actually have reasoned arguments?), I don't know how seriously you should take such castigation from people who, refusing argument themselves, are prodigal with the ad hominem rages.

Posted by Gilbert Brahms at April 6, 2007 10:17 AM

I just don't understand how these drive by spewers get off. Maybe they moonlight as a Rosie surge protector. Keep up the good work!

Posted by tommy thefinger at April 6, 2007 11:16 AM

Just make sure that you don't confuse your boycott list with your shopping list... As for Malkin spitting out an M & M, that was brilliant.

Posted by Devil's Advocate at April 6, 2007 1:54 PM

"Just make sure that you don't confuse your boycott list with your shopping list... As for Malkin spitting out an M & M, that was brilliant."

Posted by: Devil's Advocate at April 6, 2007 1:54 PM

You altered my post. I did not write "brilliant". I wrote "really classy". And it was snarky!

Posted by Devil's Advocate at April 9, 2007 12:57 PM

Rosie should be taken off all airways. She is disgusting and out of line. ABC should be called Always Bashing Citizens or Always Bashing Christians.

Posted by linda cason at April 13, 2007 4:28 AM

I think that the music was a wonderful had a real, sing-songy right wing 1950's simplicity about it...Gosh, if only they good bring back the old time religion for all of us, we could just white wash our way into better days...wouldn't it be better if we could just silence everyone who disagrees with the teachings of Jesus? Lord a-mighty, he most surely resides in the White House. And I am proud to be among this nations' Religious Right cause we are surely right. Right? RIGHT???

Posted by Mark at April 14, 2007 3:16 PM

This information is much too valuable to be presented in a small, unscalable font.

I would like to read more of your writings but not under these conditions.

Scalable fonts please!

(You can leave the Rosie-lovers' comments small. Like their brains yuk yuk.)

Posted by disenfranchised and wealthy at April 24, 2007 8:12 PM

I am disappointed that any spnosr, no matter who, would get involved in petty stuff like what one commentator said. I for one will not watch the view any longer.. and I will cease buying Tide after nearly 30 years of use.

i don't want to support a show or a product that is so small minded.

She was one women, with one opinion... since when is that a crime..

Posted by Deb Haynes at April 25, 2007 10:47 AM