Saturday, December 16, 2006


When Rosie O'Donnell made the "Ching Chong" comments (racial slurs) on The View, I thought she had bitten off more than she could chew. Looks like I was right. Recently, Rosie gave an apology for her remarks:

On Thursday's show, she told the audience: "To say ching chong to someone is very offensive, and some Asian people have told me it's as bad as the n-word. Which I was like, 'Really? I didn't know that.''

But the people she offended aren't buying it:

Karen Lincoln Michel, president-elect of Unity: Journalists of Color Inc., said O'Donnell's remarks "really didn't sound like an apology to me."

And it gets better. The group is going straight to the top for a response:

Lincoln Michel said Unity was waiting for Barbara Walters, who created the show, to respond to a letter asking her to publicly acknowledge that O'Donnell's remarks were "patently offensive."

Barbara is not going to be happy about being put on the spot like this and having her reputation in question. If Walters didn't know she was making a poor hiring choice when she hired O'Donnell, she does now. So, watch for Walters' public denunciation of O'Donnell, because it's coming.

***If you'd like to urge Barbara to do the right thing, email her. (top left) As always, be polite and respectful.

"Ching Chong," in review, below. Malkin schools Rosie at Hot Air.

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