SIRIUS XM Radio announced on June 25 that Rosie O’Donnell will host a daily talk show beginning this fall. Rosie Radio “will blend her many passions and interests - an eclectic mix of humor, pop culture and serious conversation.” The talk show will be featured on XM 155 “SIRIUS XM Stars.” Given her history of making outlandish statements it’s quite hard to believe anyone gave O’Donnell a talk show.
During her time as a co-host on “The View” O’Donnell said some controversial and downright weird things. In 2006 she stated that “radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America.” The same year she also proclaimed, “Don't fear the terrorists. They’re mothers and fathers.”
Talking of South Africa’s apartheid, she said it was “very similar today to what we have in the United States, thanks to the Patriot Act.” O’Donnell eventually left “The View” three weeks early in 2007, after yet another controversial statement: “655,000 Iraqi civilians are dead. Who are the terrorists?” If she made all these comments while co-hosting a one hour television shown one can only imagine the pronouncements she will make on SIRIUS XM.
While the liberal O’Donnell has been harsh to people she disagrees with, she has shown compassion to some, such as Rev. Jeremiah Wright. On the “Today” show in 2008 she stated that he “made sense to me.” Wright makes about as much sense as giving O’Donnell her own radio show.