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Hasselbeck's departure from 'The View' coming soon?

Report says co-host will announce her exit from daytime talk show in June

By Mekeisha Madden Toby May 23, 2013 12:27PM

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If you thought Barbara Walters' recent retirement announcement would put an end to rumors that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is also leaving "The View," think again.

 

Hasselbeck, 35, will announce her departure in June, reports Showbiz411.com. The story goes on to say a new season of "The View" will kick off after Labor Day with two new co-hosts. Back in March, Joy Behar announced her exit after co-hosting for 16 seasons. Behar, 70, will bow out when the current season ends in August.

 

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Shortly after Behar said she was leaving "The View," rumors that producers were pushing Hasselbeck out the door grabbed headlines. According to Us Weekly, a viewers' poll deemed Hasselbeck "too extreme and right wing." Hasselbeck, a former "Survivor" contestant, joined "The View" in November 2003. Scuttlebutt that CNN's president, Jeff Zucker, was reportedly interested in Hasselbeck and her conservative views also surfaced around the same time. Although Walters has denied Hasselbeck's departure from "The View," Hasselbeck has been uncharacteristically mum on the subject.

 

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Possible replacements for Behar and Hasselbeck include Brooke Shields and Jenny McCarthy.

 

"The View" airs weekdays on ABC.

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Jul 10, 2013 6:03PM
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Ms. Hasselbeck really has my admiration. She was the voice of sanity among a chorus of shrill vile chaos that is known as The View.  I do not know how she dealt with the open contempt and putrid comments directed at her from her supposed Co-host especially from Joy and Whoopi.  Once Barbara W. left the content of conversation deteriorated rapidly.  I think The View is living proof that the people who espouse freedom without restraint when challenged go immediately to the gutter to smear said opponent.  Ms. Hasselbeck withstood this corrupted environment for much longer than most.  Cudo's to her for having that strength of character.  As for the other View members they should be ashamed of their hypocrisies and prejudices they aired so forcefully in their interaction with Ms Hasselbeck.  The management of this program is just as culpable as are these individuals.  I look for to hearing her perspective in a venue that is at least civil. 
Jul 9, 2013 8:36PM
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I wish Elisabeth all the best. God love her for putting up with bitchy Joy all of those years. Talk about a big mouth, ultra liberal, thinks she knows it all, cleavage showing old goat. Note to Joy: No one...and I mean no one wants to see your 70 year old boobs.
May 25, 2013 12:29PM
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My Opinions are my own..  I can't help if my opinions are conservative.

It just makes more common sence to me.  Just think of it,, Your own Opinion.

No won telles me what to think..   You should try it???????????????

May 25, 2013 10:10AM
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You idiot.....go back and read what I stated......I wrote Hillary along with most of Congress voted to go to war.............We CANNOT go to war without a vote in Congress to do so....Congress voted to do so along with Hillary.......  Whether you idiots like it or not we are at war.....A war against jihadists.   What do you think 9/11 was about?  What do you think the SS Cole was about?  What do you think the blowing up of our embassies was about?  What do you think the first attempt at blowing up the Twin Towers was about?      How many more hijacked planes do you want to fly into our cities and into our buildiings do you want to happen before you admit there is in fact a bunch of whacked out nuts wanting all of America to be destroyed......YOU Libs want to just think it is Bush and Cheney......Go back and read your history of what has been happening over the past 20 years....
May 25, 2013 12:36AM
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She is the only decent person on that show and that is all it is - a  show. I stopped watching it years ago. Women who think the F word is a sign of intelligence are a waste of my time. Please change the channel.
May 25, 2013 12:34AM
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I TOO AM GLAD SHE IS LEAVING AND HOPE THAT THE RUMOR IS TRUE.  SHE IS LIKE A DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS MOST OF THE TIME AND AN AIR HEAD ALL THE TIME.
May 24, 2013 11:17PM
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I am delighted to hear of her departure. She is a limited thinker with a limited perspective.  I hope she never returns to daytime television.

May 24, 2013 11:08PM
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It's about time. Her voice is soo irritating and she talks so fast until you can hardly understand what she is saying. She just didn't fit in at all. All of the other ladies are O.K., but Elizabeth needs to go.
May 24, 2013 10:45PM
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I don't mind if she is rightwing or a lefty.  Her voice is irritating, her thinking is concretized and somewhat simplistic.  I will not miss her.  Replace her with a righty but one that has some nuance and intellectual depth.  I would recommend Ann Coulter, but I think they want a woman.
May 24, 2013 10:39PM
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Good news, I can't understand half of what she says. Talks to fast.

 

May 24, 2013 10:13PM
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Thank goodness she is going! The tonal quality of her voice is so irritating. And her sun suit dresses in midwinter are not the best of fashion taste. I think the program will improve with the absence of Hasselbeck. Thank you ABC. I will miss Barbara and Joy! I like Whoopie.  Sherrie can go with Hasselbeck as far as I am concerned.
May 24, 2013 9:53PM
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Hasselbeck is the only true American left after Barbara leaves so if she leaves all we have are garbage liberals!  I hate the liberal slant of that stupid show!
May 24, 2013 9:25PM
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OMG finally ! Thank God !!!! was about time .
May 24, 2013 9:03PM
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Elisabeth, God bless for hanging in there as long as you did.  Had to stop watching....couldn't stand the one sided viewpoint of your co-hosts!  I wish good things for you...you are lovely!!!
May 24, 2013 8:49PM
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THIS BETTER BE TRUE THIS TIME!!!  The Viewers have spoken, Elisabeth....WE DON'T LIKE YOU!

May 24, 2013 8:48PM
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"Hasselbeck was too far right...really...ya'think". Side by side comparison with the likes of 'Maude' Behar and Whoopi, even Bill Clinton looks like a hard-right war monger. As if that 'intellect sapping' show has any redeeming value...Liberals 'preaching to the choir' of stay at home Welfare mom's and OWS foot soldiers awaiting their marching orders from MoveOn.org instead of making it to (parental subsidized) classes at Community College. Nothing like another hour of 'painless mental atrophy' to get you through till your afternoon trip for a BigMac, LgFries and LgDiet Coke...ah, that's the life!
May 24, 2013 8:47PM
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you say Elizabeth is to far right then the rest are so far left they fell off the stage.  with most of the comments below only shows who goes and who doesn't go to church.  atleast the one on the right knows where she will spend eternity.  do you??????????????????????
May 24, 2013 8:30PM
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I have never watched the show that much but it seems they like to talk over each other. If Barbara, Joy, Elizabeth & Sherry leave that means who's left? Whoopi? It will definitely be interesting to see who joins the show. This just popped in my head but please don't let Nancy Grace on there. She got all over Dr. Drew the other night after the Arias no verdict. There were times I could watch her but she acts like she is in an Elizabethan play every time she is on air.
May 24, 2013 8:28PM
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And we would care why? Cracks me up that this is reported like it's national security or something. WHO gives a damn!

May 24, 2013 8:17PM
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I have read a lott of has been writen.  I am glad that I never watched the Clueless View...

Socialism Delux..    What a Bunch of Mindless Robots.....

The country has your type of leader..  Did you here Him talk about the

scandles.  He is the King of all of you Clueless Idiots..   I Don't Know

is the order of the day........

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