Howard noted OWN's decision to cancel Rosie O'Donnell's show and claimed he knew why Rosie hadn't offered any public comment: "They paid off the rest of her contract. So they made a deal for her to keep her yap shut. … Meanwhile, I'm Rosie's spokesperson. I'm sure she's not thrilled." Howard understood all too well: "We forced a merger with a leading company [and] these assholes walk around like they did it. F' you! You f's...sorry for the profanity."