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Elizabeth Hasselbeck Hackles Comedian Bill Maher On ‘The View’

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During yesterday’s episode of ‘The View’, guest Bill Maher was given the third degree by co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck over a joke he made about her last year.

On his HBO, while referencing CBS correspondent Lara Logan detention in Egypt last year he says, “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.”

Hasselbeck read the joke back to Maher and said she thought the joke wasn’t funny. In his defense he stated, “We do a comedy show for an audience that’s perhaps different than your audience. You are a public figure. It was not aimed at you personally, but when you are a public figure, you are out there and you’re fodder for comedians to make comments on.”
Although the other ladies of the show, Joy Baher and Barbara Walters, both chimed in trying to defuse the tension hoping to move on to another topic the two continued to exchange jabs at each other. Watch below.

Do you think Elizabeth Hasselbeck overreacted or was she right for feeling offended?

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