After only five months on the air, The Rosie Show has gone the same way as so many other rebooted and reworked network nightmares. Hustled into production as a supposed show-stopper that would miraculously pull Oprah Winfrey’s tanking cable enterprise out of the financial red, The Rosie Show did indeed prove to be the slam dunk dud that brought to a screeching halt the latest on-air venture of the big-boned and big-mouthed multimillionaire, Rosie O’Donnell.
In its very short lifespan, The Rosie Show saw the departure of over 30 production crew members. And need we wonder why? O’Donnell’s special talent for yelling at staff, publicly humiliating colleagues, and firing folks who didn’t jump high enough or fast enough to suit her, led one Rosie staffer to succinctly describe The Rosie Show as a hell hole.
And an interesting side note to O’Donnell’s sinking soap opera at the Oprah Winfrey Network is the market research conducted by the program. This research showed that the viewers, even the very liberal ones, were getting sick and tired of the gay-themed agendas.
Market research had indicated that even the show’s gay-friendly audience was tiring of all the gay references and hearing O’Donnell talk about being a lesbian, but O’Donnell disregarded that critique. On a recent Friday night, she advertised on Twitter that she was doing a special where she talked about being gay in America. The show ended up being an interview with Randy Roberts Potts, the grandson of televangelist Oral Roberts, and it featured clips of Rosie talking to her staff about coming out. During another episode, she implied on TV that one of the younger staff members was gay, when he had never talked about his sexual orientation. The incident left him upset and embarrassed. Daily Beast
How the haughty and hate-filled have fallen. The viewing public has become bored with this angry 9/11 conspiracy freak of a female. So the Gay Gorgon, with her load of Lefty drivel, has hiked her heiny back to New York.
The Rosie wave has crested and the Oprah era has run its course.