Rosie O'Donnell Brings Conservative Co-Host to Tears

September 19th, 2006 1:29 PM

New "The View" co-host Rosie O'Donnell recently sparked controversy by saying that "radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam." Her behavior has been so offensive, reports the National Ledger, that she frequently brings conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck to tears on the set.

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.

Cue the rep™: 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 good for Rosie's if her PR flack is already citing ratings.