Was Elisabeth Hasselbeck FIRED From The View For Being "Too Right Wing"?

What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks is going on at ABC Daytime's once insurmountable chatfest The View? First Joy Behar announces her departure; now US Weekly is reporting Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been fired for being "too extreme and right wing".  From the article:

"The viewers they polled all said she was too extreme and right wing," the insider tells Us. "People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth. So they told her yesterday her contract would not be renewed."

Okay, as much as it pains me to defend Hasselbeck (And trust me, it does.), isn't the point of The View to showcase women with different points of view? My beliefs certainly line up closer with Behar's or Whoopi Goldberg's, but I wouldn't say Hasselbeck is any more extreme right than they are extreme left. Oh well...


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I guess ABC/Disney CEO Robert A. Iger hasen't learned a thing.

Disney CEO Bob Iger was asked about a number of issues at the Walt Disney Co. annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, perhaps most notably about media bias at ABC News and ESPN.

During the general Q&A, a shareholder complained about political bias at ABC and ESPN. He cited two specific incidents at the networks, including when ABC’s Brian Ross wrongly asserted that the Aurora shooter James Holmes might be a member of the Tea Party and when ESPN commentator Rob Parker asked if Robert Griffin III was a “cornball brother” for having a white fiancé.

“I’m just asking you to start playing it straight with the American people,” the shareholder said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Stop the bias and return to an era of objectivity and honesty in the news. The American people will thank you for it.”

Surprisingly, Iger did admit that the company has made mistakes in its reporting, though he didn’t get into specifics.

“We have, at times, either presented the news in a slightly inaccurate way or in ways we weren’t necessarily proud of,” he said. “[B]ut I firmly stand behind our news organizations because I believe that overall the job that they do is one that is worthy of respect.”

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Angry How stuped are they, I loved Elizabeth and i sure won't be tuning in anymore!!!

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Right Wingers are racist and homophobic - that's ridiculous
that's like saying most democrats are socialists and Muslim supporting loon bats.
You're an idiot
I would guess you sport an Obama bumper sticker, thinks it's ok that 47 Million AMericans are on food stamps under Obama, think that it's ok that we accumulated $7 Trillion deficit under Obama, think that it's ok Iran is going nuclear, the median household income shrunk by 3.75% last year, gas is up 147% in 4 years and 26 million Americans are still unemployed.

You're a left winged nut job.

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Rush Limbaugh, is that you?

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No that sounded more like Glen Beck! Or maybe Ann Coulter! LOL
From My Obama lovin Heart!!
Get a life & Off here!