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82 March 9th, 2013 Is Elisabeth Hasselbeck Finally Leaving THE VIEW?

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Within the past 48 hours there have big changes and rumblings that will alter ABC’s morning talk show, The View, forever!

First came word that co-host Joy Behar had decided to call it quits after 17 years with the series relating,“It seemed like the right time. You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate I want to do — I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my standup.”

On the heels of that announcement came some controversy about another ‘View’ co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck!  According to Us Weekly, Hasselbeck is going to be shown the front door because being the series resident conservative, and after market research, it revealed that Elizabeth just isn’t popular with TV audiences and is “too extreme and right wing!”  However a spokesperson for The View told Us Weekly, “Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a valued member of The View and has a long term contract.”

What do you think ABC should do with The View if Behar and Hasselbeck are both gone? What do you think of Hasselbeck … not your cup of tea, either?   Can the show survive if it was just  Whoopi, Barbara Walters, and Sherri Shepherd? Who would you bring in to replace Hasselbeck and Behar? Many questions, but let us know your thoughts!

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  1. Edna Barefoot says:

    I like Elizabeth. Joy can go. Elizabeth is the only rep. with the rest dem. She gets the raw end all the time. They pit her against the rest with Joy just being an obnoxous idiot. So Michael I love Elizabeth & I am a registered dem.

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    Georgette replied

    I’m just going to co-sign this. I did not like Elisabeth a first, but I think she has really grown a lot on the show. I am also a registered democrat and think there’s a place for Elisabeth on The View. On the other hand, I think Joy mostly phones it in, isn’t funny and the show really would be better without her.

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  2. Jovin says:

    I am so hopeful that foul-mouthed, vulgar Joy Behar might leave the view. She is disgusting and a disgrace to women everywhere. I hope Elisabeth can move on and find a better forum for her talents. She is a classy lady who embodies family values.

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  3. Torrey says:

    I think them losing Joy is a big loss……but as far as Elisabeth….it’s about damn time! I have NEVER been a fan of hers. Bring back Lisa Ling and get rid of Elisabeth…LOL

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Ditto. Anytime Elizabeth opened her pie hole I changed the channel. Quickly! Shudder at the thought of her obnoxious blabbering. At least ABC finally got a clue about something.

    Now bring back our soaps. lol.

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    susan M. replied

    Ditto!

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    abby replied

    the thing that bothers me about elizabeth is that she comes across like a know-it-all…every subject that is discussed she tries to overtalk everyone else to get her point of view heard…she’s not one i’d be sorry to see go…she’s never been a favorite of mine.

    susan M. replied

    I agree w/Abby!

  4. Jeanne says:

    It’s called The View for a reason. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Elizabeth having her own point of View, even if some others don’t agree with her. We are not all the same. We have different beliefs and Views and its nice to have someone with a voice back those views up, no matter what your views are. It would be pretty damn boring
    if they all walked around agreeing with eachother.

    Good for Joy. She is a funny lady and she will be missed by many, I am sure. I wish her luck in her new endeavors.

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  5. su0000 says:

    Well, even-tho Joy Behar said;
    ” You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate I want to do — I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my standup.””

    I don’t believe it, nope and I think they backed Joy into a corner and ABC has another of their firing conspiracies going on to let her go..
    She is not telling the truth! why she is leaving, nope, it’s ABC and the producers of the view in a conspiracy to ruin the View.
    Can’t trust a word they say !

    ((LOL sarc.. :)

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  6. Rosie says:

    If Ms. Hasselbeck, I may finally watch again. Haven’t in years because of her over the top extreme right wing sentiments.

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    susan M. replied

    I agree with you about Ms. Hasslebeck ‘s extreme right wing sentiments!

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  7. Patrick says:

    I hope so…. she’s always known… she wasn’t “popular”…. well liked.

    geez! Babs… honestly? your show is tanking… has been.

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  8. ethel says:

    i really hate to see joy leave the show – i actually can not tolerate elizabeth so i only watch when they have a guest on that i really like…..

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  9. Bonnie says:

    She was the only one I could stomach elitist women gossiping and yelling there points of view have seen there day. The beginning of the end

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  10. heidi says:

    I don’t watch the View!!! But… it is pretty sad that out of 5 plus women sitting discussing any issue… viewers can’t tolerate having at least one conservative in the discussion!!! How very sad!! I like Elizabeth and wish her good luck if she wants and cans stay or if she goes elsewhere where she is appreciated!

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    Hannah replied

    I’m an Independent and don’t watch The View because the intolerance of three out of the five women infuriated me when I did watch. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Too bad every time I tuned in it was a scream fest in an attempt to silence opposing view points. Note to Barbara Walters & ABC: close to half the country vote Elizabeth’s way. Pretending they don’t exist or that their beliefs are stupid alienates a lot of viewers.

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    june replied

    elizabeth expressing her conservative views isn’t the problem….its her being a jackass about them that bugs people

  11. lizzing says:

    It is about time! I do not know how Elisabeth has lasted this long,

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    susan M. replied

    Me either!

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  12. rebecca says:

    Hasselbeck’s offensive. I remembe one brilliant (I say this with sarcasm) question she asked to actor Jason Biggs, who is Roman Catholic. She asked him if “it bothered him that people thought he was Jewish…” THAT stupidity and touch of anti-semitism was enough for me.

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  13. Lew S says:

    The View needs a change. Too much talking over each other and half of the time, it sems the hosts do not like each other. That is fine for behind the scenes, but it shouldn’t be that obvious on the screen.

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  14. LJ says:

    Bring back Meredith and add an entirely new panel.

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  15. ashlee says:

    I think its time for this show to call it a day. Barbara Walters is long past retirement. Watching a group of women bitch about politics they know NOTHING about is embarrrassing and absurd day after day. I hope Elisabeth could go on to more serious journalism. Sherri can act or do comedy, as can Whoopi. As for Joy, i suggest a LONG retreat into menopause OFF camera.

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    Dmitri replied

    I agree.

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  16. Chickey says:

    If the show is called “the view”‘ then leave Elizabeth alone. He values and options make for a good show.

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    susan M. replied

    I disagree..

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  17. moshane58 says:

    I would say replace it with our lost soap but really do not trust ABC.The Veiw has seen its better days years ago.The salurated talkers have taken there toll.Seems three more next year.ABC line up is all talk and cooking except for GH.Seems like they would see people are being turned off by non stop talk show.Katie is struggling in the young demo so why isn’t she cancelled.Other shows are cancelled for this reason.

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  18. Jim says:

    I think unless you have all points of view represented on the show, you need to change the title to The Spew because all it turns into is spewing a certain invective and imposing one particular viewpoint.

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  19. Kathy says:

    This show would not be missed by me. They are all annoying. Just the sound of Joy Behar voice is annoying. I really do not understand why so many people watch this show. They are bunch of uneducated people giving their opinions about things. Barbara is the only person worth listening to because she has lived long enough to have experienced many things in life. “The Talk” is even worse. I have decided that the people who watch these shows have no choice, they don’t have cable.

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  20. bc says:

    These are quite the shakeups on the daytime talk show landscape. It’s great that useless behar could be leaving. It’s greater that dull probst got axed. It’s the greatest that uncharismatic blanderson cooper was fired! Right wing fox news would probably hire hasselbeck and give her a talk show of her own w/c would be her conservative platform where she wouldn’t be attacked by tolerant liberals from hollywood like whoopi and rosie. That would be ideal for hasselbeck. It’s commendable that she lasted on the view especially bec she’s its lone conservative battling against strident liberals like joy and especially rosie who didn’t triumph against hasselbeck and even had to quit. Those rumors abt hasselbeck being too right wing and not popular for the view’s paltry audience are hilarious. There wouldn’t even be a show w/o hasselbeck’s contributions to it bec she provides conflict. Heck she’s not only the lone conservative on the view but she’s probably the only openly conservative woman from all the daytime talk shows. Reformatting would be good for the view. They only need to replace hasselbeck. They should cast a Latina american who is a conservative to replace hasselbeck should she quit. There would be no conflict on the view if there’s no conservative personality. There’s really no need to even replace behar who can’t even carry her own talk show on al gore’s channel. Her talk show was really low rated on al gore’s flop channel. Wasn’t gore’s unprofitable channel purchased by a corporation w/c wasn’t environmentally friendly? If they replace behar then they should hire a Native american personality for even more racial diversity. If behar and hasselbeck do leave then it would be great if their replacements were racial minorities. Talk shows severely lack racial diversity. The Talk is successful bec it’s the most racially diverse. While the lack of racial diversity on probst and horrid blanderson cooper’s failed talk shows definitely hurt their already pathetic ratings.

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    jim replied

    And that old broken record plays on. yawn…i need a nap!

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    jim replied

    You do have a right to express your own opinion here and any where else but could you once in awhile play a different song? I do like the way you express yourself and i even agreed with you about diversity but soon no ones going to listen to you repeatedly sing the same tune.

  21. Mary says:

    I quit watching the View 5 years ago because of Elisabeth. I enjoy intelligent conversation when people have different opinions. But Elisabeth was shrill and rude. She always seemed to have a chip on her shoulder. I have tuned in from time to time but as soon as Elisabeth went into one of her shrill rants I would change the channel. I really liked Joy. If Elisabeth leaves and they bring in some good replacements I will consider viewing again. Sheri could go to . She is just fluff. The Talk is fluff the View needs to go back to intelligent panelist.

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  22. danny says:

    I think The View would be mighty boring if everyone agreed on everything. However, with The Talk sometimes beating them in the ratings, maybe ABCfigures pointless but somewhat entertaining chit chat might be a better way to go. Personally, I like The View when things get heated and serious.

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  23. Angela says:

    I used to love the View. Watched everyday. I stopped about 2 years ago because of Elizabeth. I got tired of her b.s., her perfect life, her perfect children etc, etc.. She just doesn’t know when to shut up. I get it that this was the whole point of the show different people different views. But she is just to over the top. . I would get so pissed it was just stupid so I stopped watching. I am however very sad to see Joy go, She is a very funny and smart lady. She will be missed. I will watch again until Joy leaves and then I will stop again until the high and almighty Hasselbeck is gone.

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  24. Natalie Earnshaw says:

    Don’t really care. Never liked the show after Meredith left!

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  25. Em says:

    I personally do not mind Elizabeth. I just believe that no matter everyone’s personal beliefs each side (liberal and conservative) should be heard. I do not believe Elizabeth is any more “extreme and right wing” than Joy and Whoopi are left wing, and in my opinion, not that I watch regularly, that’s sort of what makes the show interesting.

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  26. Tsuds says:

    Ready for a change. Keep Joy. Love Barbara, but she is not as sharp as she used to be . We all get old! She needs to be on less often. Sherry not as funny as she used to be. Elisabeth is boring and self -ritious. Used to watch the view regularly but have stopped watching . Whoopi is good buT she is boring also since abc censors her too much. Bring in Allie Wentworth. She is hilarious . Time will tell if abc gets it right…….

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  27. Tali says:

    Love Joy Behar, will miss her! Good riddens to hasselbeck tho’.

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    susan M. replied

    I agree with you.

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  28. Nancy says:

    After all these years they are finding out that Elizabeth is a right wing racist. Duh. What is wrong that it would take all these years for ABC to figure it out?

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    susan M. replied

    I agree about being a far right wing!

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  29. JUDY VLCEK says:

    I didn’t care for Joy Behar. I like Eliz. I think they should close the show. It has had its run.

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  30. Engrady Pind says:

    The only thing worse than listening to Elizabeth’s yammering is replacing her with Ann Coulter.

    I will miss Joy. She and Whoopie are the ones who keep me tuning in to the show.

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  31. ron says:

    Wow Michael biased much? You don’t talk about Joy Behar’s extreme liberal views.
    Elizabeth was never vile and mean spirited in her opinions like Joy was. Liberals love
    to be tolerant and open-minded until you disagree with them. I know that there are people on both political parties that are awful but let’s be honest, If you’re liberal you can be as hateful as you want in the media and get away with it. For example a certain general hospital star uses her twitter account to vilify republicans, bully Bristol
    Palin and talk about wanting to physically hurt Sarah Palin with no backlash. But when another actress says she supports a republican for president she’s stupid, evil racist, homophobic when those accusations are totally unfounded. It’s so hypercritical.

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    k/kay replied

    Amen ron right on!!!!

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    Patrick replied

    Elizabeth is just…. plain out dumb…

    even i wouldn’t want her representing…. ????

    she’s dull… uninteresting… and it’s embarrassing to watch her “break bread”.

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    susan M. replied

    Don’t care for her either…

    heidi replied

    To Ron: Thank you!

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  32. shawn says:

    It took them THIS LONG to realize Hasselback isn’t popular?? SMH

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    susan M. replied

    I agree!

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  33. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Whether she leaves or not, the show is still horrible. It should be kicked off of the air. Elisabeth and Barbara’s horrific choices have killed it for me. All it is are women of an adult age (supposedly) yelling and arguing with each other.

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  34. Bobby says:

    I stop watching the view because of Elizabeth. So… if it was true.. I would watch it again. I’m sorry that Joy is leaving. She was fun to watch.

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  35. Gayle says:

    I am happy to see Joy go, and would be sorry if Elizabeth leaves. Then again, I don’t watch The View anymore…..I prefer The Talk.

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    susan M. replied

    I a just the opposite I like Joy and NEVER cared for Elizabeth”s off the wall opinions. She is too prissie for me…

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  36. jim says:

    Does it really matter? Who cares what they do with it. Talk shows survive with one host so i see no problem with three. Hardly watch it anyway.

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  37. Eva says:

    I think Joy has outgrown The View, having hosted 2 of her own shows on prime time. I loved her on her HLN show. I don’t mind Elizabeth, but can understand if audiences were not warming to her conservative convictions. I actually only watch because of Whoopi and Sherrie.

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  38. jb44 says:

    I actually stopped watching the view because of Elizabeth. I enjoyed watching her when she was on Survivor and was looking forward to seeing her on the View; that is until she actually started talking. If she ever leaves, I will watch the View again.

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  39. BeckyZ says:

    I’d be happy for Elizabeth to leave. Her shrill voice makes me cringe. Don’t care what her views are; it’s the presentation that makes me switch the channel.

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    Mary replied

    It’s her presentation that bothers me. She acts like a spoiled child and gets so indignant when anyone disagrees with her. All views should be heard but surely there is a more intelligent, better spokesperson for the right. And I am glad to hear others think she is shrill

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  40. Judith says:

    Elisabeth Hasselbeck is the ONLY person on “The View” whom I DO like. Her departure would affect the Program adversely. Behar’s absence would improve the Show in Content, Appearance and Politics.

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    Bev replied

    I agree 100%.

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    susan M. replied

    Never cared for Elizabeth! I like Joy! Don’t care for Elizabeths policial opinions. Elizabeth is the only Rep. of the bunch!

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    Dmitri replied

    I agree. Her departure would improve ratings, not kill them as the OP stated.

  41. Nikki says:

    Joy and Whoopi are the only two co-hosts to tune in for, in my opinion. I’ve always found Joy hilarious, especially when Barbara Walters and Sherri Sheperd are so dull, it’s nice to have her boisterous personality, along with Whoopi’s, to keep things lively. Elisabeth is horrific, I don’t know know why she was ever even hired to begin with, let alone how she lasted this long.

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    susan M. replied

    Don’t care for Sherri or Elizabeth! Sherri thinks she is the head honcho of the show.
    Sherri talks the most in my opinion & she thinks she knows it all & when there is a
    eating segment she is the first one at the table , to fill her mouth up w/food. And she is alway’s talking about Jeffrey this, Jeffrey that ! And I don’t want to see her
    in a bathing suit…I like on The View is Whoopi,Joy, & Barbara…

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  42. Jared says:

    That show is way too liberal. I’m a gay man and I’m saying that. LOL. They need a voice of reason like Meredith Vieira. Elizabeth irritates me, but so do the rest of them.

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    Dave replied

    I agree 100%! For a proper “View” the show should have a balance….two liberal hosts, two conservative ones and two moderate or in the middle hosts.

    Also the host should change every few years.

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    Dmitri replied

    I agree, and I’m also gay. I’d rather see all the hosts as moderate who tell it like it is, with no spin. Personally, though, I think the show should come to a close.

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  43. su0000 says:

    From celebrity worth ;

    yearly–
    Barbara Walters makes $12 mil,
    Joy Behar makes $3 mil,
    Whoopi Goldberg makes $2 mil,
    Elisabeth Hasselbeck makes $1 mil,
    and Sherri Shepherd makes $0.75 mil

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    Patrick replied

    Mother Earth Blues…- Babs herself…. the salt of the earth… rest on her laurels… word up… 12 mil? give me a break already.

    it’s time for her flock to reel it in and pull up stakes…. The talk surpassed them eons ago…. the Talk doesnt’ take themselves seriously and lets their individual person’alities shine…. the view is dimmer than Babs nonsensical mumbling…

    Thank you Joy Behar…. it must have been a chore at times… to overlook the script and/or agenda of left and right wing politic’ing… both you and Whoopie innately… surmissed the obvious and with your innate person… witted and hoopla’ed it up for the obvious… that… it was all steered… and we have the last laugh.

    enjoy that Jewish Marriage and cross over with abandon….

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  44. JLH says:

    Hasselbeck’s presence on the show makes it impossible for me to sit through more than a minute of it.

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  45. todd says:

    I actually HATE Elizabeth. Her uninformed and biased rants based on Fox news talking points have made me unable to tune in. I haven’t watched since Rosie left.

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    susan M. replied

    I never liked Elizabeth. Liked Joy Behar . And I don’t care for Sherri Sheperd either… Sherri seems to me that she is the head honcho on the view..She seems to me she talks the most & when there is an eating segment she is the first one there to fill her MOUTH with food & alway’s talking about Jeffrey! And who is interested in seeing her in a bathing suit (please)! Like Whoppi too! & Barbara but not Elizabeth & Sherri! Don’t watch The View for about 2-3 years now. Because I am not interested in watching Elizabeth or Sherri. They need to replace those two..

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    Nikki replied

    Could not agree more with you two!

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  46. Carly says:

    I really love the “The View” and I really like Joy. She brings some humor and wit to the heated arguments. I will miss her …

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  47. Joshua says:

    Joy Behar was the only reason I would tune in to “The View” about once a week. Elizabeth Hasselbeck, for a conservative prude, really wasn’t that bad.

    I mean she wasn’t wanting to de brain wash all gay people like Michelle Bachman, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and all the other Repubs. So in my book Liz wasn’t too awful.

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  48. bc says:

    Rumors have brooke shields replacing hasselbeck and no one replacing progressive loudmouth behar. Giggles! Grossly valued behar doesn’t even need a replacement w/c i previously wrote. Fiery brooke could be good on the view. It would be great for the view bec shields does not cower from confronting a listers. her acting career is pretty much anemic. the view would be something not ideal for an actress. But actresses love the attention. And being on the view would provide some attention to brooke.

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  49. Dmitri says:

    Never really watched, but my mom did, and stopped watching when this idiot appeared. Elizabeth is just too extreme. I doubt she’ll be missed by many. I’d rather see the show be cancelled though.

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  50. JustSaying says:

    Replace them with Betty White.

    That’s all I have to say. Ha!

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  51. bc says:

    Those rumors of hasselbeck leaving were refuted by barbra walters. behar must still be leaving the view though. If the view replaces behar then they should hire recently axed cnn anchorwoman soledad o’ brien. Low rated cnn fired racial minority soledad o’brien and her show was axed. Stupid cnn stated that she was fired bec her show’s ratings came from an audience that was “too ethnic”. The audience of her show is primarily African american. Of course cnn clarifed that they meant soledad o’brien’s ratings were too small and they have
    no problem w/ the people watching her show being primarily African american. Yeah bec the words small and ethnic are really similar. No rumblings of course from progressive crowd of manhattan media. And no screams of racism from enlightened hollywood. Imagine if cnn axed blanderson cooper bec his low rated audience was called “too gay” for cnn’s tastes and that his audience was primarily white gays. Tolerant hollywood and manhattan media would be screaming homophobia. Typical bec gays are prioritized while racial minorites are blatantly bashed by manhattan media and hollywood w/ no backlash. Every show on cnn is low rated bec it’s cnn! But of course it’s the racial minority woman o’brien who gets fired. Her show w/ an audience being majority African american gets axed. Such a welcoming attitude from manhattan media towards racial diversity. It’s the same thing w/ hollywood. It was reported by nyt that hollywood people are uncomfortable w/ scandal’s ratings success
    and w/ it being the highest rated scripted drama among African americans. Such tolerance
    from manhattan media and tolerant hollywood. Tolerant hollywood refuses to create more projects where racial minorities are the leading chars despite scandal’s success. Tolerant manhattan media fires o’brien bec her audience is “too ethnic” w/c they meant as too small. Maybe she would still have a job if she was a white vanderbilt. There are similarities to nbc’s ann curry debacle. The racial minority woman gets the ax and yet their white male hosts and “unbiased journalists” stay despite being unpopular and having underperforming tv shows. manhattan media and hollywood love to preach tolerance. There really should be a second conservative on the view for a more balanced tv show. But tolerant hollywood can only tolerate one conservative. Perhaps soledad o’brien should be given a seat on daytime talk show the view bec she’d be a lot better than blanderson w/ a daytime talk show format.

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