Liz MacDonald, Forbes Magazine & Fox News business correspondent Terry Keenan
"As predicted here last January, Ms. O'Donnell is leaving 'The View,' making me an oracle. Truthfully, that wasn't a very hard prediction to make. People who make money for corporations can stretch the boundaries, but sooner or later the corporation - in this case Disney - have to decide what's best for shareholders. Here's the no spin on Rosie O'Donnell - she's talented, troubled, and she allows her emotions to run wild. She does not feel the responsibility to back up her statements with facts, and she feels personal attacks on people are fine. The Walt Disney corporation is a squeaky clean concern that wants the American public to like it. Since millions of Americans don't like Ms. O'Donnell, Disney had a problem. On the Radio Factor, Donald Trump said he is 'convinced that Disney threw her over the side.' I don't know what happened, but I do know that never in American television history has one performer acted so irresponsibly and so defiantly. Again, it wasn't a hard prediction that Rosie O'Donnell and Disney would part ways."
For more on the O'Donnell story, The Factor
was joined by Elizabeth MacDonald of Forbes magazine and FNC's Terry Keenan. MacDonald suggested that "The View" co-host was pushed out of her job. "If ABC wanted to keep Rosie, they would have met her demands. I think they were tired of cleaning up every mess, and I think both sides wanted to part ways." Keenan predicted we have not heard the last from Rosie. "I think we're going to see her in syndication, she'll have a new show in September of '08. And she'll be pounding the table for Hillary Clinton just two months before the election." The Factor
reiterated that O'Donnell has grown increasingly unhinged. "The wheels went off Rosie O'Donnell for some psychological reason that I'm not qualified to say. This is not the same woman we saw on syndicated television eight years ago."News Link: Bye Bye Rosie