Roseanne Barr: I was Murdoch’s first target

posted at 8:50 pm on July 20, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

News of the World not withstanding, it seems that evil media magnate Rupert Murdoch has been up to these old tricks for a long time. Or at least according to one of America’s most reliable sources on pop culture and social issues.

Roseanne Barr had a tough go when she first became famous, losing her mind “like Charlie Sheen,” she tells Chelsea Handler on “Chelsea Lately.” Part of the reason for her difficulties was the intense media scrutiny she dealt with. To that end, Barr tells Handler that Rupert Murdoch, who yesterday testified before British parliament about the News of the World hacking scandal, was behind some of the dubious reporting tactics Barr had to endure.

“I’m so happy to see Rupert Murdoch’s stuff crumbling, because when he came to our country, I was one of his first targets. He tapped my phones and people went through my garbage, and all that kind of stuff does kind of drive you crazy.”

That’s some bad stuff to be sure, and stuff. And precisely the type of stuff we shouldn’t tolerate in a free and open media market and stuff. In fact, the Bill of Rights is full of all kinds of stuff that should protect somebody like Roseanne from this sort of stuff.

Oh, we also have some video stuff of this story to fill you in on the rest of the, errr… stuff.

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Roseanne who?
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annoyinglittletwerp on July 20, 2011 at 8:51 PM

. . . and anybody that takes this woman seriously should get help immediately.

rplat on July 20, 2011 at 8:53 PM

American Leftists

Chock full O nuts

CW on July 20, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Definitely a woman who has used up her 15 minutes of fame eons ago – Barr none.

Chip on July 20, 2011 at 8:56 PM

… a very BIG target…

Khun Joe on July 20, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Sorry, not watching the video because I don’t believe a word out of the mouth of this sorry excuse for a human being.

This is all I needed to know about this loon.

Knucklehead on July 20, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Put

the

bong

down.

SlaveDog on July 20, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Golly, he must be quite blind then, because Roseanne is a huge target.

LegendHasIt on July 20, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Murdoch’s mind-control rays are so powerful, they must have made Roseanne do this as well.

Ed Driscoll on July 20, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Delusions of grandeur.

Cindy Munford on July 20, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Khun Joe on July 20, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Heh, wasn’t copying, honest.

LegendHasIt on July 20, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Ed Driscoll on July 20, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Great minds!

Knucklehead on July 20, 2011 at 9:01 PM

American Leftists

Chock full O nuts

CW on July 20, 2011 at 8:54 PM

And in Barr’s case, how appropriate!

Her latest stuff is growin’ nuts in Hawaii.

P.S.: this is no denigration of nuts (macadamia) nor Hawaii, both of which I am quite fond of.

Lourdes on July 20, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Hey honey…..go get yourself of double shot of STFU and a double-double of GTFO.

I thought she was dead. Must have been her cat that died at the ballpark.

VikingGoneWild on July 20, 2011 at 9:02 PM

He tapped my phones and people went through my garbage, and all that kind of stuff does kind of drive you crazy.”

IIRC, one of the lowlifes going through her trash back then was a third-tier comedian named Tom Arnold. He was sleeping with her and selling her secrets to tabloids. She found out about it, and still married the loser and gave him a career.

BTW, Roseanne, how did Murdoch convince you to accuse your own father of sexually molesting you when you were a kid? And what did Murdoch do to get you to later recant your accusation and admit it never happened and that you had just made it up?

The woman’s a loon and always has been. Murdoch couldn’t make up a character as screwed up as this broad.

AZCoyote on July 20, 2011 at 9:04 PM

American Leftists

Chock full O nuts

CW on July 20, 2011 at 8:54 PM

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20466383,00.html

Lourdes on July 20, 2011 at 9:04 PM

This is Palestinian “The Jews are controlling us with their Jew mind tricks!” level of crazy.

Bishop on July 20, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Is she saying Murdoch couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn?

DrStock on July 20, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Bishop on July 20, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Could be-since she is a self-loathing Jew.
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annoyinglittletwerp on July 20, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Is she saying Murdoch couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn?
DrStock on July 20, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Or the barn side of a broad.

whichever

LegendHasIt on July 20, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Washed up fatass.

Key West Reader on July 20, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Common Jazz….Do I have to view the video before dinner?. LOL

hawkman on July 20, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Hey Chelsea, don’t you know that you are talking to a Jewish anti-Semite?

Lance Murdock on July 20, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Tap Roseanne’s phone?
You can hear her a block away without any electronics.
Well….maybe tapping is necessary with all the dogs howling.

Electrongod on July 20, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Yep, she lives in my island and has a show on Lifetime. She’s Fresh Off the Boat here. So Haole.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQRORUgMsLA&NR=1

Kini on July 20, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Sorry, Ms. Spitter, you’re just not that important; Murdoch wouldn’t have wasted a second worrying about you.

Bishop on July 20, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Could be-since she is a self-loathing Jew.
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annoyinglittletwerp on July 20, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Her 1980′s early 1990′s schtick was her lament over being beaten by what’s her ex husband’s name? Oh yea, that guy.

Roseanne Barr? Seriously? They are calling her out to save Obama? Really?

. Ok. Do it

You are seriously WTF, winning the future and stuff.

Key West Reader on July 20, 2011 at 9:13 PM

I seriously doubt that Murdoch would know who Roseanne Barr is.

slickwillie2001 on July 20, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Roseanne Barr had a tough go when she first became famous, losing her mind “like Charlie Sheen,”

Also like Sheen, she has yet to find it.

rukiddingme on July 20, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Dumb, crazy, talentless b!tch. Did I leave anything out?

carbon_footprint on July 20, 2011 at 9:24 PM

If that loud, overstuffed bag of horse manure was Murdoch’s target, then he had excellent aim.

bgoldman on July 20, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Roseanne is a pretty hard target to miss…

jeffn21 on July 20, 2011 at 9:34 PM

First!

/Roseanne Barr

Left Coast Right Mind on July 20, 2011 at 9:43 PM

She’s truly repulsive, inside and out.

Kensington on July 20, 2011 at 9:50 PM

She’s like Bill Maher without the class, brains or sanity. Think about that. It’s especially unpleasant when she tries to position herself as an intellectual.

Kensington on July 20, 2011 at 9:51 PM

“I was Murdoch’s first target.”

What a shame he missed!

GFW on July 20, 2011 at 9:52 PM

dubious reporting tactics Barr had to endure.

aww.

Excuse me while I slide my index finger back and forth over my thumb and play the “worlds smallest violin”, may i offer some cheese to go with that wine?

Career in the crapper?, no problem for a left wing loser like Roseanne, just go on an unknown, unwatched talkshow and make up a bs story involving some rich guy, especially if he might be republican. I expect to see her on dancing with the stars next season.

maineconservative on July 20, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Tin foil, tin foil, who’s got the tin foil?

Dhuka on July 20, 2011 at 10:59 PM

B is for Barr!

I is for idiot!

T is for troll!

C is for crazy!

H is for one hefty cow!

This sums up ‘ol Roseanne.

Bubba Redneck on July 20, 2011 at 11:22 PM

I understand that being a really HUGE, Fat, Angry, brain dead liberal ‘woman’ can lead serious health complications…

Who ever told me that is clearly full of $hit……

BigWyo on July 20, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Murdoch may play a “conservative” on TV, but he is no more deserving of that moniker than Ted Turner. Excuse me, Mr. Jane Fonda.

Freelancer on July 20, 2011 at 11:45 PM

She could not handle her sudden fame and she needs someone to blame for her instability…

Fallon on July 20, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Silly cow.

lexhamfox on July 21, 2011 at 1:58 AM

It’s Murdoch’s fault she baked little Jew cookies in a Nazi uniform?

DANEgerus on July 21, 2011 at 2:29 AM

ROSEANNE 2012!

Bugler on July 21, 2011 at 5:47 AM

Delusions of grandeuradequacy.

Cindy Munford on July 20, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Fixed

NoFanofLibs on July 21, 2011 at 6:31 AM

She’s like Bill Maher without the class, brains or sanity. Think about that. It’s especially unpleasant when she tries to position herself as an intellectual.

Kensington on July 20, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Sorry, this isn’t a Janeane Garofolo thread! Oh wait…same thing!

Trafalgar on July 21, 2011 at 7:38 AM

Does anyone really care what this loon says?

pgrossjr on July 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM

She’s like Bill Maher, because just like him, she is without the class, brains or sanity. Think about that. It’s especially unpleasant when she tries to position herself as an intellectual.

Kensington on July 20, 2011 at 9:51 PM

FIFY

DethMetalCookieMonst on July 21, 2011 at 8:04 AM

And that’s why she supports Sarah Palin, right?

Because the press has examined her life down to the minutiae.

John Deaux on July 21, 2011 at 8:41 AM

She’s like Bill Maher without the class, brains or sanity.

Are seriously attributing those traits to maher?

peacenprosperity on July 21, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Why would anybody have to tap her phones? There doesn’t appear to have ever been a thought in her head that didn’t come out her mouth.. and at ear shattering decibels too.

Murf76 on July 21, 2011 at 9:35 AM

And a very big one at that.

MSGTAS on July 21, 2011 at 9:49 AM

She’s like Bill Maher, because just like him, she is without the class, brains or sanity. Think about that. It’s especially unpleasant when she tries to position herself as an intellectual.

Kensington on July 20, 2011 at 9:51 PM

FIFY

DethMetalCookieMonst on July 21, 2011 at 8:04 AM

Thank you for that fix.

Jvette on July 21, 2011 at 10:41 AM

How could he miss a target as big as her rear end?

Herb on July 21, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Guess that snickers commercial didn’t use a stunt double and she DID get smacked in the head…tin foil hat time….

PatriotPete on July 21, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Let’s see here. Rupert Murdoch started investing in this country in 1973. In 1973 Barr was a total nobody.

Murdoch became a US citizen in 1985. Barr first appeared on the Tonight show in 1985, still pretty much unknown.

Now, why in heck would Murdoch have been interested in that brain damaged (quite literally) twit when he first came here?

She’s not only brain damaged, she’s a pathological liar.

{^_^}

herself on July 21, 2011 at 5:55 PM