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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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: billmaher; elizabethhasselbeck; joke; laralogan
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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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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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