Rosie O'Donnell Among Time's '100 Most Influential People'

On the May 2 "View" co-host Barbara Walters previewed the upcoming issue of Time and it’s feature on the "100 most influential people." On that list is the radical left co-host Rosie O’Donnell. The criteria are people "who helped dictate international dialogue," quite fitting for a woman who uses "ching chong" to describe international news. The article’s headline reads "Rosie O’Donnell. The TV host who loves to fight." Barbara Walters noted that she wrote the article. The transcript of the exchange is below.

BARBARA WALTERS: Time magazine this Friday comes out with an issue of the 100 most influential people in the whole entire world. And the reason that they are influential is: "It is the fourth annual list of the most influential people in the world who helped dictate international dialogue." Why do I care? Because one of those people is a "TV host who loves a fight," Rosie O'Donnell!

[Cheers and applause]

ROSIE O’DONNELL: Wow! Look at my picture.

WALTERS: It doesn't come out until Friday. We don't have the actual cover. And then they have people writing about them.

O’DONNELL: And who writes about me?

WALTERS: I wrote about you. I submitted an advance to you and finished it and then you decided not to do the show and I had to rewrite it.