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Elizabeth Hasselbeck Confronts Bill Maher Over Joke In Uncomfortable View Segment
Mediaite ^ | November 15, 2011 | Jon Bershad

Posted on 11/15/2011 2:03:09 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Things got very, very uncomfortable today over at The View thanks to an appearance by Bill Maher. Last February on Real Time, Maher had made a joke that, were Hosni Mubarak to release the then-captured Lara Logan, they could trade him Elizabeth Hasselbeck. At the time, Hasselbeck had been furious, starting a mini feud that an unrepentant Maher seemed to have no interest in fighting. That dynamic was continued all these months later as Hasselbeck was still very, very upset and Maher was still very, very uninterested in fighting her.

Hasselbeck was clearly ready to go at it from the moment Maher took the stage. After he made a joke about Republicans and then jokingly apologized to her, she said he could apologize later. But she then decided it couldn’t wait and jumped right into it, bringing up the joke as well as the horrible circumstances that we now know befell Logan in Egypt (it is important to note that Maher made the joke a week before those details were released). An annoyed-seeming Maher quickly responded that he does a comedy show, she’s a public figure, and, as such, she’s “fodder for comedians to make comments on.”

What made the moment so uncomfortable is that Hasselbeck seemed completely by herself. Not only did some of the audience seem to chuckle at the joke, her co-hosts seemed peeved she even brought it up. Joy Behar joined Maher in defending the right of comedians to walk the line of good taste while Barbara Walters reminded Hasselbeck that she had had to deal with years of “Baba Wawa.”

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1 posted on 11/15/2011 2:03:14 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maher’s a comedian? Who knew?


2 posted on 11/15/2011 2:05:49 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Baba Wawa.”

The Moral Relativism Brigade shifts into defense mode.


3 posted on 11/15/2011 2:06:31 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bill Maher isn’t funny. The guy is a scumbag.


4 posted on 11/15/2011 2:08:20 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Barbara Walters reminded Hasselbeck that she had had to deal with years of “Baba Wawa.”

Let's see. 'Baba Wawa' versus gang-rape by Islamist thugs and a washed-up POS liberal 'comedian' who has no sense of decency.

Right, Barb. REAL equivalent set of circumstances there.

5 posted on 11/15/2011 2:09:16 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Bill Maher
Bill Maher
6 posted on 11/15/2011 2:10:17 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

Maher seems to excel at p!$$ing people off.

Elizabeth knows how Michelle Malkin and George W. Bush feel.

She needs to grow a thicker hide. Conservative = target.

PING!


7 posted on 11/15/2011 2:10:30 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I cannot fathom the reasons why she stays on that show.


8 posted on 11/15/2011 2:11:09 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (A lie told over and over again is still just a lie and the one telling it a liar.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Ugly. Stupid. Hate-filled. Unfunny.

So why again, is the festering chancre Maher given a national platform?

9 posted on 11/15/2011 2:11:26 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: John 3_19-21

I can think of rea$ons


10 posted on 11/15/2011 2:12:45 PM PST by delapaz
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To: snowstorm12

agreed.


11 posted on 11/15/2011 2:13:27 PM PST by brivette (lol!)
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To: John 3_19-21
I cannot fathom the reasons why she stays on that show.

The same reason the Washington Generals played the Harlem Globetrotters.

12 posted on 11/15/2011 2:13:33 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t watch either show. They are a waste of time. Maher is an idiot, and for Walters to compare what was said about Elizabeth to Baba Wawa shows her lack of intelligence.


13 posted on 11/15/2011 2:15:32 PM PST by mardi59
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maher just looks like a caricature of weasel - the slicked back hair, the tiny eyes, the big, pointed nose.


14 posted on 11/15/2011 2:16:30 PM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: dfwgator

I had no idea the Harlem Globtrotters have been around that long wow


15 posted on 11/15/2011 2:17:06 PM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
BILL MAHER IS MAKING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

Think about that while you're job hunting.

Now why don't you pay your taxes? Your government is broke. :)
16 posted on 11/15/2011 2:20:09 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He doesn’t like my tagline and got very upset when he lost his show. a comedian that cant take a joke, is a joke. America hating two legged calostomy bag.


17 posted on 11/15/2011 2:23:55 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Bill’s name is pretty high up on my list of people I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with.


18 posted on 11/15/2011 2:24:11 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Tzimisce

Hasselbeck should leave the show if she feels that strongly about it. Put your money where your mouth is. She’s the house negro conservative on that show.


19 posted on 11/15/2011 2:24:16 PM PST by bigdirty
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I know someone that has been at the Playboy Mansion (says it is not all that impressive) and that the “ladies” call Maher “Little Bill”. LOL!


20 posted on 11/15/2011 2:24:44 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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Where are the jokes about Barack and Michelle Obama then?


21 posted on 11/15/2011 2:29:28 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The king of smarm, Bill Maher, tops my list of liberals that I detest.
Anyone who rips him a new one gets kuddos from me.


22 posted on 11/15/2011 2:30:35 PM PST by kidd
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To: John 3_19-21

The money must be good.


23 posted on 11/15/2011 2:32:15 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

First of all...you have to consider the source and just ignore such an angry inconsequential little man.

Having said that though, human nature being what it is, one day some boy friend or husband, or one of these people he so cavalierly says these things about and then tries to hide behind a non-existent comedian shelter, is going to open up a serious can of whup on him...that may cure him of it.

Whatever it was, it was not funny what he said about Logan or Hasselbeck.


24 posted on 11/15/2011 2:35:23 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: PGR88

“Maher just looks like a caricature of weasel - the slicked back hair, the tiny eyes, the big, pointed nose.”

I think if somebody smashed Maher’s ugly face with a tire iron for about an hour, it would probably improve his appearance and maybe even his attitude.

Jo Behar? She’s already been overwhipped with the ugly stick.


25 posted on 11/15/2011 2:36:01 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: isthisnickcool
Bill Maher displays his IQ and size of his little prick!

You'd be angry too.

26 posted on 11/15/2011 2:36:23 PM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She handled herself very well in that segment. Kudos to her.

FUBM


27 posted on 11/15/2011 2:36:28 PM PST by samtheman
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To: bgill

I wish I was as smart as Bill Maher thinks he is. I would be the next Einstein. Seriously, is there anyone who is as smug and as big of a ***** as B. Maher?


28 posted on 11/15/2011 2:44:15 PM PST by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Being called “Baba Wawa” = Being raped by a mob. Walters really reached on that comparison. Maybe she didn’t think it was a “rape rape?”


29 posted on 11/15/2011 2:44:15 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: Jeff Head
...going to open up a serious can of whup on him...that may cure him of it.

Hard to talk with your jaw wired.

Regards,
GtG

30 posted on 11/15/2011 2:51:26 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: bgill

Our society is sliding on the fast track to Hell. People have lost common sense and common decency. Homosexuals and various other perverts are running our schools, being catered too in the military. The popular TV shows are little more then soft porn and televised versions of the Roman - Christians being feed to the Lions. The American Government is rife with socialist, communists, various pervert groups and many outright criminals.


31 posted on 11/15/2011 3:12:22 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: bgill
Maher’s a comedian? Who knew?

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I fail to find anything funny uttered by this reprobate.

32 posted on 11/15/2011 3:15:36 PM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: bigdirty

You mean the Porch Conservative.


33 posted on 11/15/2011 3:21:25 PM PST by bray (Take the Cain Train off the Plantation)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Baba Wawa was in the habit of regularly passing it out for free to all and sundry. She couldn’t be raped ~ just not a concept that would apply.


34 posted on 11/15/2011 3:22:20 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: John 3_19-21
I cannot fathom the reasons why she stays on that show.

She's the show's token conservative.

35 posted on 11/15/2011 3:37:19 PM PST by 6SJ7 (I'm an AmeriCain!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

At some point the money isn’t enough or else you’re no different than people like Maher.


36 posted on 11/15/2011 3:43:21 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (A lie told over and over again is still just a lie and the one telling it a liar.)
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37 posted on 11/15/2011 3:46:44 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Who cares?


38 posted on 11/15/2011 3:47:40 PM PST by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So if Maher said to Hosni, trade Lara for Michelle Obama, i.e. “think big”. You think he would be on the air any longer? At least not there.


39 posted on 11/15/2011 3:48:48 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: RedMDer

Are we there yet?


40 posted on 11/15/2011 3:49:40 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Folks here thought Lara Logan had it coming or it never happened.....

Look up the threads if the mods haven’t purged them

Fact is Maher is a first class ass but he’s preferable to some here who should know better if they truly believe in the values they spout


41 posted on 11/15/2011 3:51:17 PM PST by wardaddy (Ethnonationalist...I'll cop to that....Suicide of a Superpower...I've decided for Newt)
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To: LUV W
I wish but, no. :(
42 posted on 11/15/2011 3:52:23 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Aw, c’mon!! Leftits ALL have senses of humor . . . . . as long as the (tasteless) “joke” is about Republicans (or conservatives!).

They just have no sense of humor when we tell the truth about them!!


43 posted on 11/15/2011 4:03:24 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: RedMDer

Bummer......


44 posted on 11/15/2011 4:08:54 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Maher seems to excel at p!$$ing people off.

Yes, he does!! And it keeps him on his nasty liberal propaganda TV shows, too!!

Until we get him permanently banned from the public airways, he'll keep on doing what he does.

For reasons I don't want to understand, we conservatives not only allow these Hollyweird leftists to belittle and trash us, we enjoy keeping them employed by watching their TV shows or paying money to watch their movies or paying money to buy their "music". When enough of us vote our displeasure with Hollyweird with our wallets, we'll be amazed at what conservatives they will become . . . . unless they want to be unemployed and broke leftist elites!!

45 posted on 11/15/2011 4:10:06 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So why is Walters building up this idiot by having him on her show?


46 posted on 11/15/2011 4:12:38 PM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So Bill doesn’t like to be questioned. Typical lefty.


47 posted on 11/15/2011 4:19:24 PM PST by Mozilla
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48 posted on 11/15/2011 4:41:27 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: al baby

An aside - I just happened to click through a VERY old black and white film of the Globetrotters. Not only did the B&W give away it’s age, but the men in suits with their hats and the women in dresses watching the game!


49 posted on 11/15/2011 4:45:49 PM PST by 21twelve ("We can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust....and another lost generation.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I guarantee you that God is keeping score on this so called comedian, and when the final results are tallied he will rue the day he was born!


50 posted on 11/15/2011 5:08:50 PM PST by longhorn too
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