Bill Maher and Elisabeth Hasselbeck just can’t get enough of each other. After Maher slung an insult in Hasselbeck’s direction last February, the feud has been on between the two talk show hosts. Maher and Hasselbeck got into it again today on “The View.”
Nine months ago, Bill Maher 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.”
Radaronline.com reports that when the clip aired on “The View,” Hasselbeck said:
“I try to only debate real men over the airways but will depart to address Billy Maher.”
But it didn’t end there. When Maher appeared on “The View” today, nearly nine months after the exchange, Hasselbeck immediately brought up the Lara Logan comment.
“I just wanted to go back to a time that bothered me, not for my personal reasons but for women… In February of last year, Lara Logan was in Egypt and she was brutally attacked there… You can’t sit here right now and tell me I’m wrong for saying, ‘That wasn’t that funny.'”
Maher tried to explain that he was a comedian and that he meant nothing personal. Maher said:
“We do a comedy show for an audience that’s perhaps different than your audience. You’re a public figure. My comment was not aimed at you personally. But when you are a public figure, you are out there and your fodder for comedians to make comments on.”
The other girls on “The View” seemed to side with Maher. Joy Behar said that people have to understand that comedians will occasionally offend some people, and Barbara Walters kept trying to get Hasselbeck to drop the issue.
Here’s the clip of Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Bill Maher sparring on “The View.”
Do you think Elisabeth Hasselbeck is right to be offended by Bill Maher’s comments? Or is Hasselbeck just holding a childish grudge?