Rosie O'Donnell: Commentator on 'The Early Show'?
With Rosie O’Donnell’s announced departure of "The View" other networks such as NBC and CBS are apparently interested in the very controversial comedienne. Broadcastingcable.com reports that Rosie may offer commentary on "The Early Show" in an effort to boost its third place ratings.
"Sources say O'Donnell will meet with CBS brass soon to discuss its offer, which could open the door to regular guest appearances on The Early Show. Her views have generated the type of buzz that could allow CBS to finally lift the perennial third-place program out of the morning-show cellar."
This is quite fitting for a show that recently ran a puffy report on the daytime personality that avoided her controversies.
In elite media circles, Rosie is now marketable for her political expertise despite her very extreme opinions and frequent factual inaccuracies. Such comments include her September 11 conspiracy theories, anti-Catholic remarks, and her assertion that fire can not melt steel. In the network television world, would an extreme right often factually incorrect commentator be so marketable?