Let’s hope the Hasselbeck Haters didn’t get their hopes up” Barbara Walters kicked off Monday’s edition of The View by debunked reports that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is being ousted from the ABC talk show.
The right-winger sat quietly as Walters addressed what she called the “particularly false story that keeps getting picked up,” referring to Friday’s Us Weekly report, which quoted unnamed sources claiming Hasselbeck had been fired because her unpopular political views clash with the show’s largely liberal audience.
Not true, said Babs, who told the audience:
“The truth is, we love Elisabeth.I like her personally and she’s just a wonderful person. But beyond that, we value and appreciate her point her view. It’s important to us because Elisabeth helps give this show perspective and balance. And believe me, she’s tougher than she looks, [having to] sit here for a decade and take the kind of guff we give her.”
Aww snap! Is another mayjah shakeup headed for one of television’s longest-running gabfest?
Well, that depends on who’s telling the story.
The blogosphere is abuzz with the scoop that the ultra-conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck is being given “The Star Jones Treatment” by producers of The View. That’s right, guys. Blondie’s reportedly been unceremoniously kicked to the curb after a decade of dishing on Hot Topics and hobnobbing with some very pesky liberals.
Just call her “Elisabeth Open Mouth & Insert Foot!” Just a month after her conservatism prompted her to make some seemingly sexist remarks about stalking victim Erin Andrews, The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck is back in the news after courting controversy over her views on late-in-life lesbianism.
Let’s just say the Meredith Baxters of the world are none too pleased with Hasselwack’s assertion that a male obsession with younger women has driven would-be cougars to the nearest labia. You see in Lizzie Land women turn to other women because there are no available men.
Oh Elisabeth, it takes real work to make Sarah Palin look like the smartest Republican with a vagina, but it appears you’ve managed to trump asinine remarks like: “I read all newspapers…” and “I can see Russia from my house….”
Kathy Griffin’s long-standing “ban” from ABC’s morning gabfest The View may have come to an end, but at least one chatty co-host won’t soon forget the biting remarks that got the fiery redhead booted from the program in the first place.
Take a peek at this nail-biting clip of Elisabeth going toe-to-toe with the World’s Hottest D-Lister on Tuesday edition of The View.