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Rosie O'Donnell on 'The View' Makes Elisabeth Hasselbeck Cry

Sep 19, 2006

Bombastic Rosie O'Donnell has recently been hammered as a bigot for her comments on 'The View' that were incendiary towards Christians. And now a report from the New York Daily News claims that she's making Elisabeth Hasselbeck cry.

Rosie O'Donnell on 'The View' Makes Elisabeth Hasselbeck Cry

Rosie O'Donnell on 'The View' Makes Elisabeth Hasselbeck Cry

Oh the humanity! O'Donnell said during some sort of discussion, "Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America."

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That brought strong condemnation from the Rev. Rob Schenck, founder of Faith and Action, a Christian ministry on Capitol Hill, and according to EUR Web he responded in a statement:

"Miss O'Donnell's comment was recklessly irresponsible and even dangerous. To equate 'radical Christianity' to mass murder is outrageous. A 'radical Christian' is one who takes his or her faith seriously - a faith that has as one of its primary tenets, 'Blessed are the peacemakers.'"

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Rush and Molloydeliver this item in today's column:

The transition from Star Jones to Rosie O'Donnell hasn't been easy at "The View," especially not for Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

"She is crying every day," an insider tells us. "No one can control Rosie, and Elisabeth can't contain her feelings. She gets so upset all the time."

Some on-set sources think that Rosie's outwardly liberal views have been upsetting the show's conservative voice.

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Cue the repô: O'Donnell's spokeswoman denied there have been any tears to the Daily News, and said, "Elisabeth was at Rosie's house this weekend with her daughter, Grace. They might not agree on politics, but that's what makes the show great. Ratings are up 59%."

That can't be goodfor Rosie's if her PR flack is already citing ratings.

--Jo Anne Way writes from Seattle

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