There's nothing particularly interesting in this clip from last night's local news; we provide it merely to inform you of the burgeoning controversy concerning Rosie O'Donnell's recent "ching chong ching chong" (N.B., that's an approximation; our Cantonese is a little rusty) performance on The View. As the segment indicates, Rosie has brushed off suggestions that her racist comments might in any way be considered racist: Her publicist claims that "She's a comedian in addition to being a talk show co-host. I certainly hope that one day they will be able to grasp her humor." Oh, she's a comedian! That's okay, then! Interesting side note in the News, which relates how "O'Donnell's imitation was followed by laughter from her co-hosts and a loud "gong" that producers threw in." All of which is true, except for the part about the gong, which we threw in. Still, nice to be promoted to producers of The View: Our first order of business will be medicating Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

In case you missed it, we've placed the original clip after the jump.

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