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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Confronts Bill Maher Over Joke

November 16, 2011 08:48 AM by Lisa Princ

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is known for her debates on The View, and this time, the former Survivor contestant took on Bill Maher. What angered Elisabeth so much that it left Bill Maher saying she had a bug up her butt? Read on to find out!

On Tuesday’s episode of The View, Bill Maher made an appearance to promote his new book, but before he could, Elisabeth Hasselbeck jumped on him for a joke he made about her. In an episode of his HBO show back in February, Bill Maher discussed the Egyptian protests in Tahrir Square, and said: “New rule – now that Hosni Mubarak has released Lara Logan: he must put her intrepid hotness on a plane immediately. In exchange, we will send Elisabeth Hasselbeck.” But Elisabeth Hasselbeck was not going to take that one quietly, as she fired back at Maher on Tuesday when she told him that she was offended by the joke, adding: “You can’t sit here right now and tell me I’m wrong for saying, ‘That wasn’t that funny.’”

Bill Maher replied to Elisabeth Hasselbeck as he told her: “We do a comedy show for an audience that’s perhaps different than your audience. You are a public figure. It was not aimed at you personally, but when you are a public figure, you are out there and you’re fodder for comedians to make comments on.” And when Bill Maher made an appearance to David Letterman after the debate with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, he told Letterman that Elisabeth had “a bug up her ass,” and that she made him feel “like a teenage boy at Penn State.” In the end, Bill Maher made it appear to David Letterman that he and Elisabeth Hasselbeck really do like each other, but she has yet to comment on that!

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61 Responses to “Elisabeth Hasselbeck Confronts Bill Maher Over Joke”

  1. Seriously? Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Bill Maher is a total idiot. We all know that. He’s just a miserable liberal who has nothing better to do. Can’t wait for karma to bite his a@@.

  2. Nick Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Why does anyone care what Bill Maher has to say? What has he actually contributed to society besides insulting people?

  3. Lawrence Winberry Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Elisabeth is the essence of class.
    Maher is a pompous ass.

  4. Pam Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Bill M is an ass with an incredible ego. He might
    be smart but he is super creepy!

  5. rich b Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Liz humpback is a closed minded idiot. She desrves to be made fun of!!!!!!

  6. James Todd Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Bill Maher is just another chicken-$hit libtard who throws verbal grenades and then runs away when confronted with their own angry rhetoric!

  7. Penny Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Very seldom do I agree with Bill Maher, but he is right regarding audience.

    Maher is a commentator, with his own (informed) spin. It’s usually wrong, but here it’s right.
    Something about “knife to a gunfight”.

    I’m sorry, but Elizabeth Hasselbeck is an idiot.

  8. Diana Doll Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Elisabeth Hasselbeck has a HUGE bug up her ass.

  9. Rich Buchco Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Bill Maher is both a hater and an idiot. And if he doesn’t like it, well just cut off his effing head.

  10. Charles Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Bill Maher is not a funny man. Yes his February comments were not funny. As a Liberal comedian he expects to have it both ways. His way. Public figure or not, some things are right and some are not. To relate the incident with Lara Logan and Hasselbeck was obscene and not funny. I don’t care watch Maher.

  11. Denny Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Like most all republican’s, she has NO sense of humor.

  12. Jfo Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Awwww Bill; out of the frying pan and right into the fire. I notice he waited until he was on Letterman to up the ante with Hasselbeck and once again insult her. Why didn’t he do that on The View??? Because he’s a coward who does best in front of his sycophantic audience who hang on his every word. Loser!

  13. Marilyn Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Good for Elisabeth. She can tend to be a little bit sensitive but Bill Maher is a sexist jerk and I wouldn’t watch him if I was paid to. I wish Barbara could have been a little more supportive to her.

  14. Stephen A. Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    So it’s just fine that this jerk thinks she should be raped and brutalized by the mob? Oh, right. “Just joking.” What a moron.

  15. Sue Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s very opionioned commetts and non professionalism is the reason I do not watch the View any longer.

  16. Bo Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Bill Maher is a dousche.

  17. HasAClue95 Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Shut that Hoe and all her fast ass buddies UP PLEASE!!!!

  18. Janice Kay Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Elizabeth was an embarrassment to the show. She was immature and insulting to Bill Maher. She took a personal event and used up all the allotted time to whine. It was like watching a train wreck. I certainly hope her contract is not renewed.

  19. Zona Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    But its not about her….lol

  20. Shawn Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Who did Bill Maher blow to get famous? He sees himself as the next Lenny Bruce or Geore Carlin. The difference between him and them, is they were funny.

  21. Mel Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Elizabeth has a lot to say about just everything, so turn about is fair play.

  22. Marie Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I did not think it was funny either, I thought it to be a really great idea!

    Elisabeth is one of the truly small minds that we would be a lot better off without.

  23. blondie Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Thanks Barbara for tryiing to zip Elizabeth’s mouth when Bill Maher visited. She does not know how to shut up once she has made her point. She goes on and on like the bunny battery. I have never seen a more obnoxious know it all creature before. The only thing she has going for her is her lovely children.

    Thank God for Whoopi and Sheryl, if not, that show would be long gone.

  24. john bachert Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I think the comment was a little dangerously insulting, and not really funny, we know what happened to but then again as bill said, she is a target of comendians. we know what happened to lara logan, that’s not funny in any sense of the word, but liz has said some rather dense things about our president, but then again, she’s a conservative mind. she can, no one else can!

  25. Janice Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Hasselbeck is an uptight bitch…She has to learn how to lighten up or she is going to die of a heart attack. MAJOR BITCH!!!!

  26. bbjamfan Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Good lord, she needs to grow up or get off of television.

  27. Sean Kennedy Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:49 am

    When one looks over all the negative commentary and influence by Jews in the media, one can’t help but start to think. This terrible Holocaust of the 1930′s – did the Germans and Europeans in general have some pent up animosity that had a legitimate basis? Was there a reason that the entire continent bought into it with minimal resistance?

  28. Gabrielhues Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    That woman is about as irritating as a fly which is why I do not watch The View. I really like the rest of the women but here I can’t stand. And bringing up something that he said last February, please. In this day and age that is ancient history!

  29. Greg Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    She is so stupid. Debating her is like dueling with an unarmed opponent. Or maybe I should take a page from Ann Coulter. Our women are better than theirs!

  30. Valari Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    SHe’s nothing but a Big Republican BABY!!
    Grow up already Elisabeth. I wish she were not on the View!!!!!!!!!

  31. Sick of You Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Elizabeth your are self absorbed. Get over yourself!

  32. Phil McKann Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Over a decade ago I saw Bill Maher get punched in the face for “shusshing” a black guy in a movie theater.

    That’s what happens when Bill exercises his arrogant and unchecked mouth against someone not in the public eye. He’s all gas, no brake. He’s also not funny.

    Thanks, black guy, whoever you were.

  33. Catherine Chapman Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Bill can be very insulting. I do not think Elizabeth deserved that negative comment. She is a good person.

  34. mona Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    in as much as what he said may be in poor taste he was a guest on your show and need not be attacked. You should have called him or spoke to him in private. She has as much poor taste as he had.

  35. Rosalyn Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Theyre both idiots.

  36. dean hanley Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I saw it. She got ugly. Bill Maher returned every insult she lobbed his way. If she wants to be on television and give vent to her often controversial opinions, she either needs to develope a thicker skin or give up and go home to make babies,

  37. ar Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Elisabeth has every reason to be upset with Maher. All comediens (male and female) think that because they’re supposed to be funny, it’s OK to say this or say that, however ridiculous or rude or crude it is, it’s OK. Well, its not. And Maher is one of the very worse. So is Joy Behar.

  38. Anton Fury Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a self important wanna
    be…..she one time call Dick Wolf creator of
    LAW & ORDER to complain that Hasselbeck was used as name of a victim……he did the right thing and said “I don’t need this” and hung up on her


  39. Taylor Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Fire Elisabeth Hasselback. She is always ornory.

  40. doug Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Bill Maher is a complete ass and not worthy to kiss hasselbacks shoe soles

  41. Liz Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Elisabeth Hasselbeck is such a cry baby. She needs to put her big girl panties on and get over herself.

  42. Monty Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Bill is a jerk with absolutely “no class”, can’t stand him ! Give him hell Elizabeth …

  43. Monty Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Bill is a jerk with absolutely “no class”, can’t stand him, or his stupid show ! Give him hell Elizabeth …

  44. Ray Workman Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Elizabeth Hasselback needs to open her mind! She is a narrow minded, spoiled brat who offers not one good thought on THE VIEW!

  45. jim Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    why network alow a shallow simple minded trashheep like bill maher time on air is a sign they are low on news and talent.lizabeth just found the stink in the room and pointed it out.

  46. Deon Bryant Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Ms Hassellbeck who is known for her own insensitvity and “she’s not joking”. She should shut her trap and bake cookies… she is no feminist

  47. Jay Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I can’t believe that Bill Maher actually cares what that idiot actually has to say or what she thinks.

  48. sara Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Just shutup girl.You are so stupid you make us girls look bad.

  49. dw Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I saw the show and had to turn it off b/c Elizabeth is so ridiculous I cant even tolerate the sound of her voice. She is a joke.

  50. Lee M Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Bill Maher is a pot smoking dumb ass and not worth any decent persons time. I can’t believe HBO still pays this asswhole and is the reason I dropped them.

  51. gloria Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Please give Hasselbeck a long vacation, Do your viewers a favor, The woman is such a nuisance to listen to and takes up valued time from the other hostesses, never speaks of anything important to the rest of us, wasted air and time. Rosie was so much more entertaining and informed on what your audience needed to hear, it is quite insulting to have to endure this womans beliefs and opinions.

  52. Tony Curtis Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Hasselbeck is a loud mouth blond bimbo. We have stopped watching The View primarily because of her!

  53. Deanna Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Bill Maher was a GUEST on their show; Elisabeth Hasselbeck should have been more polite… I was especially ashamed of her behaivor when she called him “Billy”, an attempt to degrade him :/. Very rude of her to treat a guest in such a manner. Also, I believe she should have addressed this issue off air, they used half of his air time talking about a freakin’ joke!

  54. dukeroberts Says:
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Elizabeth Hasselbeck is hot. She is my all time favorite Survivor contestant. Leave her alone, Bill! Pick on Whoopi.

  55. RB Says:
    November 17th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Bill Maher ever try to sell your book on the Factor. Bill O’Reilly would be very fair to Maher until he said something stupid. So Maher why don’t you go on O’Reilly and then let O’Reilly come on your show. After all O”Reilly has a much larger audiance than yours and your audiance need a balanced education.

  56. henry Says:
    November 17th, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Maher really is an ugly fuck ugh.

  57. Troy Says:
    November 17th, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Hasselbeck sat there like a snippity, bratty 7th grader. She lacked any ounce of professionalism and once again proved just how pathetic she is. She comments on issues of the day all the time saying “I don’t think women…”, “I don’t think Americans…” or as in the case with Bill Maher she stated “I speak for all women…”. She does NOT speak for all women. She cannot speak for any woman except herself. She is an arrogant, loud mouth, poor excuse for a talk show host that thinks way too highly of herself. She is not the parenting expert that she claims to be. That is how she tries to portray herself. As someone with far more knowledge than she actually has (or could ever have). She brings The View down.

  58. Atticus Dogsbody Says:
    November 21st, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    If Maher’s joke had been about a liberal the Hasselbeck would’ve thought it was a huge joke. Typical hypocritical wingnut.

  59. dorothy kennedy Says:
    November 22nd, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Elizabeth is extremely annoying, She should have been cut off the air when she attacked Bill Maher. She used up all his time with her snippy rant. I used to love the View but I don’t watch it as much anymore because she’s so annoying. Why do the producers of the show not shut her up? As the election year approachs she wil get worse unless you producers stop her now. You will lose lots of viewers if you let her continue with her adolescent nonssense.

  60. Sandra Says:
    November 22nd, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    ABC — get rid of her,please! She is an embarrassment to all womankind! I cringe when she opens her big mouth and almost feel sorry for her, she’s sooo dumb!

  61. cyndi Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 11:25 am

    We all agree elisabeth is a big mouth obnoxious person who does not know when to shut her trap, she thinks she is right and will cut people off when they are talking!!! I can’t as many others watch her on the view as she will not shut up take her off the air!!! Kathy griffin and other comedians tear her apart!!!


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