Rosie on 9/11 Anniversary: America Has 'Squandered' World Support
Rosie O’Donnell and her fellow "View" co-hosts delivered a mostly restrained show on the fifth anniversary of 9/11. The women talked about the terrible loss of life and where each person was on that fateful day. However, during a discussion of the world’s support for America, post-September 11th, the liberal Ms. O’Donnell had to be reined in by the usually equally left-wing Joy Behar.
O’Donnell: "And it’s hard to believe that in the five years since, that's all gone away. And we have sort of squandered, the, you know, the world's, um-"
Behar: "We’ll get to that on another day."
O’Donnell: "Yeah. Well, we’ll get to it, I’m sure."
One wonders is she was asked to keep her liberal politics quiet today? The segment, which aired at 11:18AM EDT, also featured O’Donnell’s discussion of an art collage she created in the aftermath of 9/11. The drawings mixed paint with real photographs of that day. In her introduction, the comedienne returned to her contention that America wasted global good will:
O’Donnell: "9/11 was when I started doing art on canvas. I used to just do art on paper. What happened was all these images I couldn't throw them away, so I started to glue them. And in memory of a nation that sort of lost its way since that day, take a look at this."
The collage as a whole, which included photos of survivors and victims, was dignified and respectful. However, O’Donnell made one last political point with a final photograph of rubble and destruction. A purple and black peace sign overlapped those images.