Skip to comments.Elizabeth Hasselbeck Confronts Bill Maher Over Joke In Uncomfortable View Segment
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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Maher’s a comedian? Who knew?
The Moral Relativism Brigade shifts into defense mode.
Bill Maher isn’t funny. The guy is a scumbag.
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.
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.
I cannot fathom the reasons why she stays on that show.
So why again, is the festering chancre Maher given a national platform?
I can think of rea$ons
The same reason the Washington Generals played the Harlem Globetrotters.
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.
Maher just looks like a caricature of weasel - the slicked back hair, the tiny eyes, the big, pointed nose.
I had no idea the Harlem Globtrotters have been around that long wow
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.
Bill’s name is pretty high up on my list of people I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with.
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.
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!
Where are the jokes about Barack and Michelle Obama then?
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.
The money must be good.
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.
“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.
You'd be angry too.
She handled herself very well in that segment. Kudos to her.
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?
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?”
Hard to talk with your jaw wired.
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.
I fail to find anything funny uttered by this reprobate.
You mean the Porch Conservative.
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.
She's the show's token conservative.
At some point the money isn’t enough or else you’re no different than people like Maher.
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.
Are we there yet?
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
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!!
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!!
So why is Walters building up this idiot by having him on her show?
So Bill doesn’t like to be questioned. Typical lefty.
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!
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!
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