Elisabeth Hasselbeck threatened to quit “The View” after Barbara Walters humiliated her on the air
Elisabeth Hasselbeck was fired from “The View” in 2013 and I think it was about nine years too late. It’s one thing to have conservative views but another to be obnoxious about it. She’s resurfaced in recent weeks to promote a book and her reaction – make that overreaction – to Rosie O’Donnell having a had a crush on her shows that she is as self-righteous as ever. I try not to get too negative here on the blog but frankly, I can’t stand her.
Anyway, in the new book “Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View,’” Variety‘s Ramin Setoodeh details a day in 2006 when Hasselbeck was having an argument with Barbara Walters and Joy Behar on TV about a proposal from the FDA to allow the morning-after pill for over-the-counter consumption.
Hasselbeck, who argued taking the pill is “the same thing as birthing a baby and leaving it out in the street,” wouldn’t let the other co-hosts provide their opposing points of view. Finally, Walters had to interrupt her. “Could you stop now?” Walters said. “We have to go on and we have to learn how to discuss these things in some sort of rational way.”
Below is audio of Hasselbeck quitting the show after – for about a minute – and the second video is Kathy Griffin goofing on the whole thing.