Barbara Walters Says Elisabeth Hasselbeck Wasn’t Fired; Is She Lying To Cover Up For The View?

The View’s co-creator, Barbara Walters, is denying rumors that Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been fired from the show, despite reports that Elisabeth’s contract will not be renewed.

“The truth is, we love Elisabeth…Beyond that, we value and appreciate her point of view,” Barbara said on the March 11th episode of the talk show. “It’s important to us because Elisabeth helps give this show perspective and balance…We have no plans for Elisabeth to leave the show.” Interesting wording there Barbara!

Though Barbara said they didn’t have any plans to let Elisabeth go, she did add the following, “[Executive producer] Bill [Geddie] and I have always said that when one of you makes the choice to leave, that is your choice, and we will support your decision.”

So is Barbara implying that Elisabeth, herself, decided to leave the show?  No, but that’s the seed Barbara is trying to plant, according to a source that spoke to Us Weekly; “Producers are just leaving the door open for Elisabeth to announce she is leaving on her own when she is ready,” the insider explains. “They don’t want to make her look bad and don’t want to make the show look bad for canning her…They just want to make it seem like Elisabeth decided to leave on her own when the announcement comes.”

Eh, not buying it.  ABC’s infamous for its liberal bias and I’m guessing her extreme conserative views are not only unpopular with fans, but also with the network.  Though I know debating makes the show, Elisabeth’s views may be a little too far right.


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