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Oh Well That's Perfect Actually, Elisabeth Hasselbeck To Join The Slack-Jawed Yokels Of "Fox & Friends"

By Joanna Robinson | Miscellaneous | July 10, 2013 | Comments ()


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After a decade of spewing forth idiocy and half-baked notions on “The View,” Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be leaving this fall to join the notoriously vacuous show “Fox And Friends.” And judging by Hasselbeck’s track record (including that charming bit of Bin Laden doggerel she composed above), it’ll be a perfect fit. Listen, it’s not like “The View” is the be all and end all of civilized political and social discourse, but Hasselbeck has long been a jarring presence on the ABC daytime show. And not in the good “challenge your liberal views with my well-crafted conservative ones” way.

One of my favorite things Jezebel ever did was put together this video of the 5 Stupidest Things Elisabeth Hasselbeck Has Ever Said. Is it a fair way to judge someone? Absolutely not. It’s well out of context. But Hasselbeck herself has shown very little concern for judging fairly over the years.

The real burning question on my mind, however, is who will “SNL” cast to play Hasselbeck?

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  • petitesuissesse

    And that, ladies, is why you don't put eyeliner on your undereye. Even a pretty girl like Elizabeth ends up looking like a weirdo 80's racoon with that much eyeliner. Somebody in make-up hates her.

  • Jezzer

    "Listen, it’s not like “The View” is the be all and end all of civilized political and social discourse..."

    I first read that as "the bell end of civilized political and social discourse," and I was like, "Well, it kind of is..."

  • This is a slight sidenote, but Gretchen Carlson makes me sad. That Daily Show bit about her showed that she's clearly intelligent and learned, but throws herself right into that clown-show pretending to be a dum-dum. If she wanted to get into political commentary, why not choose a more respectable platform?

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/wa...

  • Fox & Friends was MADE for her. Now they'll be a tidy foursome of bobble-heads blathering half-baked talking points.

    I may be a liberal, but I can absolutely accept opposing arguments when they're well-made. Hasselbeck seemed to snatch onto tiny bits of an idea and just fly off the handle with it, saying completely ridiculous things. I've never understood the conservative support for her. I'd think any Republican with intelligence would be embarrassed to have this airhead as their mouthpiece.

  • Captain D

    I heard a rumor that Jenny McCarthy will become one of the co-hosts and they were in talks with bringing in Brooke Shields as another (replacing Joy Behar and Elizabeth Hasselbeck). I don't think I need to follow that up with any one liners.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I felt a strange urge to downvote you just for making me aware of such a rumor. But then I remembered shooting the messenger is douche-y.

  • Fredo

    She reads her teleprompter adequately.

    That said, I'm trying to think of the last time a news reporter/reader moving made any difference to how people consume news. Kronkite's retirement? Katie Couric's failure at CBS? The nonsense at NBC?

    Cons will stay on Fox and decry any other news outlet as the "liberal media". Libs will switch between MSNBC (when Rachel Maddow is on), NPR and podcasts. Travelers and seniors in doctors' offices will be stuck watching whatever junk CNN peddles. Under 29s will see Daily Show/Colbert.

    Hasselbeck is an attractive blonde who positions herself as a conservative. No wonder she's at Fox.

  • I don't even tune into MSNBC for Maddow. I just get the daily podcast of her show. I bemoan the segregation of media into political ideologies and yet I'm totally guilty of it. Podcasts, Daily Show/Colbert, and Twitter are my news sources these days.

  • emmalita

    I can't stand MSNBC. I get my news from The Daily Show and NPR. I am waaaayyyyy over 29.

  • lowercase_see

    "This is Fox News ... and I'm blond!"

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    But really, just saying, "This is Fox News" is enough to know that the anchor, if female, is blonde.

  • Mrcreosote

    Interior-Fox News:
    Roger Ailes: "Now, my plan has come to fruition. Forget the missteps with that blundering election night coverage, now we will appeal to the youth demographic, and more importantly the European contingent!"
    Lackey: "Um, Mr. Ailes Mrs. Hasselbeck doesn't really appeal to either of those demos. She is popular withour core audience though, and we thought...."
    Roger Ailes: "Hasselbeck? HASSELBECK!!! You idiot! I wanted Hasselhoff! DAVID HASSELHOFF! The HOFF IS KEY YOU MORON!"

  • WhoDeyKY

    Apparently today is her last day. The mothership at Fox just couldn't wait any longer.

  • klediss

    Good for her , that sh-t bag old water buffalos show was soooo doomed. see this ol liberal crap just doesn't sell, except to losers. So good for her leave the ol dogs in the DUST. The view was a puuuk show for mindless mouth dribblers.

  • Wednesday

    Yeah, just look at the highbrow audience she'll be appealing to now! So much better qualified to comment on the current state of the media.

  • pawz63

    Wednesday--Absolutely !! you are right spot on . Those bottom feeders won't have to look too far to get another Obama water carrier to put the stage and be another stooge for him.

  • klediss

    I'm so glad you agree. With the low information voters out there who rely on bottom feeding dribble like this show ,its a wonder why they are sooo misinformed . the show should have been called dope for dummy's. But one must remember its only entertainment to excite the those who are prone to this type of pond sludge.

  • Kobie

    Yes, because when I think accurate, relevant information intended to give the electorate all they need to know to make an informed decision, I think "Fox and Friends."

    Guess what, genius ... that Fox News shitshow is every bit as "bottom feeding" as The View. You just buy into the bullshit they're selling.

  • Are you familiar with the study that concluded that watching only Fox News makes you less informed than watching no news at all?

    If not, I'll just leave this here...

    http://publicmind.fdu.edu/2012...

  • klediss

    Oh Tom the more I read it looks like this 50th rated , no nothing liberal arts college must have surveyed AT least only one person . Lets see fdu, fn don't understand, says it aLL>

  • Must have really struck a nerve with you to earn so much of your attention, klediss.

    Why don't you go back to Breitbart News where there isn't as much dissenting opinion? Find yourself Sancho Panza to tilt at windmills with?

  • klediss

    nah your just an EASY pick. TOM

  • *kisses*

  • klediss

    you are the man , toddles ;-)

  • klediss

    The ObamaCare spin machine revs up.
    We could go on forever from his past record.

  • klediss

    Broadcast networks ignore Obama’s role in ongoing Egypt disaster , OMG

    Tell me a little bit LOUDER ole Tommy tom TOM .

  • pawz63

    Tom Braze;ton--What's that brown stuff on your nose?

  • Workin' on a insult there, pawz?

    Let me throw down some hazard cones for you. Maybe a hard hat. Here, have a Snickers. Come back to me when you've got something good.

  • pawz63

    Tom Brazelton- I'm very aware that when it comes to Dem. polls and Fox is involved they tend to question mainly Dems. to get an answer that satisfies their poll.

  • klediss

    That's a great statement. Is the study from move on .org? interesting less informed than watching no news at all. Since no news at all refers to ALL the other programs , well they just made the point that they are no news, at all. I get it. they fabricate NO NEWS> So being less informed from the NO NEWS broadcasters the lesser information is to NOT corrupt , pollute , to mischaracterize pertinent information . You made my millennium the NO NEWS stations are that "NO NEWS".

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    * Space after punctuation

    * Capitalize the first word of a sentence ("Interesting," though that sentence is kind of a mess regardless, with several missing words.

    * Capitalize "They."

    * I'm not sure what that angle bracket is doing there.

    * Actually, this entire paragraph is a mess that makes almost no sense.

  • klediss

    Don't say much. Reads like a high school English course. I applaud you two. As in two gods , related to Gozer or Zuul. Wah , ha , ha , ha wah, ha

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    * Space comes after punctuation, not before.. Seriously, this is not a difficult concept.

  • klediss

    This a story unto itself. There is a hidden message .

    Oblio and Arrow are sent to the Pointless Forest, but soon discover that even the Pointless Forest has a point. They meet curious creatures like giant bees, a "pointed man" pointing in all directions who proclaims "A point in every direction is the same as no point at all", a man made of rock, three dancing fat sisters, and the man made out of leaves who helps Oblio see that everyone has a point, though it might not be readily displayed.

    Oblio and Arrow spend the night in the Pointless Forest, then awaken to a large stone hand with the finger pointing to their "destination". They take the road indicated by the hand and make their way back to the Land of Point, where they receive a hero's welcome from the land's citizens, and the King. Oblio begins to tell his story but is interrupted by the furious Count, who is then silenced by the King.

    Oblio tells the King and the people of the land that everything has a point, including the Pointless Forest, and himself. Angered, the Count pulls off Oblio's pointed hat, but is taken aback when he sees a point on top of Oblio's bare head.

    Upon this revelation, the points of everyone else in the land disappear, and pointed buildings become round. Oblio's cap is removed only to discover that while everyone and everything else is becoming round, he has developed a point. Point taken :-)

  • klediss

    daily message

    Sit beside the breakfast table think about your troubles Pour yourself a cup of tea and think about the bubbles You can take your teardrops and drop them in a teacup Take them down to the riverside and throw them over the sides
    To be swept up by a current and taken to the ocean To be eaten by some fishes who were eaten by some fishes And swallowed by a whale who grew so old He decomposed you
    He died and left his body to the bottom of the ocean Now everybody knows that when a body decomposes The basic elements are given back to the ocean And the sea does what it oughta and soon there's salty water
    (That's not too good for drinking)'Cause it tastes just like a teardrop(So they run it through a filter)And it comes out from a faucet(And it pours into a teapot)Which is just about to bubble Now think about your troubles

  • Lemon_Poundcake

    This is epic. God of Bal-Sagoth, you're my hero.

  • NateMan

    You are truly a god among grammar Nazis. I applaud you with true adoration.

  • If you had bothered to read it, you'd see the study came from Fairleigh Dickinson University. But don't let me stop you from chasing your own tail.

  • klediss

    The ObamaCare spin machine revs up.
    ooopps

  • klediss

    I see clearly NOW. HHHMMM. DONATIONS FROM um, uh , well uh , OMG! Nuff said.

    Top Recipients
    RecipientTotalFrom IndivsFrom Orgs Obama, Barack$6,250$6,250$0

    Democratic Party of Ohio$666$666$0

    Chirukula, Upendra J$500$500$0

    Democratic Executive Cmte of Florida$416$416$0

    Democratic Party of Wisconsin$333$333$0

    Democratic Party of Iowa$277$277$0

    Democratic Party of Nevada$277$277$0

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    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte$250$250$0 Menendez, Robert$250$250$0

    Pascrell, Bill Jr$250$250$0

    Rothman, Steven R$250$250$0

  • pawz63

    klediss--Tom boy is busy wiping all the brown stuff off his nose---he'll be right back.

  • klediss

    Broadcast networks ignore Obama’s role in ongoing Egypt disaster .
    oh my , oh my. No it cant be!!!!!
    BROADCAST NETWORKS , BUT tom !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • klediss

    EXCLUSIVE: Homeland, DOJ Prepare for Zimmerman Verdict Riots
    who do we think started this chaos, hhhmmm

  • klediss

    NOW this is news !!!!!!!!!!!!

    A new poll released by Quinnipiac University finds President Obama's approval rating slipping to 44%. His approval rating is under water, with 48% of voters disapproving of his job performance.

  • This is interesting. It's like you're speaking in tongues.

  • klediss

    I will admit its good for you to have this place to salivate.

  • Don't flatter yourself.

  • klediss

    so lets see here a LIBERAL group puts out a poop piece on Fox. Well what the hey bro, no brainer. This is a great site for me to get my liberal side out.

  • *pat, pat*

    You're adorable.

    Now go play in traffic.

  • klediss

    Is this great or what. Are you a medical type. I was so moved, so inclined to produce, that I had the biggest , best most important dump- colon cleansing in my whole entire life. the whole of it. It was a real crapper!!!!!! it removed all the free radicals and toxins in my total body. Ima HEALED TOM, thanks to you and yours. I am eagerly waiting for the next total whole body experience.

  • Whenever someone like this wanders into the comments, I wonder if this isn't some elaborate joke being played by an Eloquent. Like, maybe it's a writer or an actor trying to flesh out a character.

  • Jezzer

    The name does look like a misspelling of "Cletus," and it does act like a slack-jawed yokel...

  • klediss

    Come on jezz lets hunker down .,step back ponder these words. back off the bong, slow the crystal, get your head out of the reefer bag. Is that pronounced gezzer, "oh my" another cryptic evaluation , Synonym, homonym, antonym or just good old fashion fun "SATIRE".

  • klediss

    Hey jezzer, Ponder this in your world of woes. Is it a homonym, synonym, satire or an antonym . Take all the time u want . MAYBE to deep for u. wah , ha

  • Precisely. Someone is playing troll games, methinks.

  • klediss

    hhhhmmmm

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    * You're missing two question marks - one after "what" in the first sentence, and then after "type."

    * Again with the spaces before punctuation.

    * "dump colon cleansing" is a little redundant, no?

    * Seriously, you really should capitalize the first word of a sentence.

    * Excessive exclamation points. One would do the job just fine.

    * "total body" doesn't really make any sense.

    * "total whole" is also redundant.

  • I seriously think you're just talking to yourself now.

  • klediss

    With his wishy-washy message about those who are democratically elected, Obama confirmed in Egyptian minds that he is in the pocket of the Muslim Brotherhood.
    No Tom , can this be true . I am not reading this from the MAJOR NEWS groups. Help me TOM

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    * Capitalize the first word of a sentence

    * You need some sort of punctuation after "here." Either a colon or a comma would probably do the trick.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    * "it's"

  • Mrs. Julien

    Don't even try, dude. The foxygen has gone to his/her head.

  • chanohack

    FOXYGEN! Ha! You are making my peaceful stay with my Fox-loving grandparents more difficult, Julien.

  • Mrs. Julien

    All glory to Jon Stewart and The Daily Show. Peace and blessings be upon them.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    * You use a space after a comma, not before.

    * "buffaloes"

    * Capitalize "see," because it's the start of a sentence.

    * Should be "'ole."

    * "The View" is a proper noun and should be capitalized. If you want to get technical, it should have quotes around it since it's the title of a TV show.

    * "puuuk" - yeah, I got nothing on that. Maybe you're trying to say "puke" or "punk." No idea.

    * Should be "it's," since it's a contraction of "it is," and thus requires an apostrophe.

    * Again, you don't need a space before punctuation, but you do need to capitalize afterwards.

    * "dummy's" doesn't need an apostrophe since it's a plural, not a possessive. Also, it should be "dummies."

    * "the those" doesn't make sense, I'm guessing you just meant "those."

    Just trying to help. I'd hate for you to get mistaken for one of those dummies.

  • e jerry powell

    If only I could upvote this more than once...

  • notcrispin

    dummy's

  • klediss

    Are you related to this mind set?
    "GOZER the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!"
    Man this is really big.

  • foolsage

    Why are you quoting Ghostbusters? Seriously; why? I mean, it was a great movie, but I don't see what Louis Tully's Keymaster shtick has to do with this discussion.

  • klediss

    I get your a cartoon character. from the days of your.

    The Gods of Bal-Sagoth (a short story on a Celt and Saxon crashing on an exotic island with strange brown people. Sounds really creepy.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    * you're

    * yore

    * "about a Celt, not on"

    * You didn't close your parentheses.

  • foolsage

    * backs away slowly *

    We have no bananas today.

  • klediss

    Bal-Sagoth 是来自英国约克夏的一支交响黑金属乐队, 成立于1993年. 乐队成立最初时音乐风格是带有强烈死亡金属元素的交响/史诗黑金属.
    主唱及歌词负责人Byron Roberts为乐队取了Bal-Sagoth这个名字. 其灵感来源于美国作家Robert E. Howard的短篇故事"The
    Gods of Bal-Sagoth". 第一张demo录制于1993年, 之后Bal-Sagoth分别与Cacophonous唱片和Nuclear
    Blast唱片签约, 各发行3张专辑. a real definition from china. goofer gum

  • pawz63

    klediss-- UHHH !wait a minute--gotta go get my French lesson book out. :)

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    * "mindset" is one word. It's a compound word.

  • pawz63

    God of Bal etc::--how much is your fee for the lessons?

  • klediss

    I stand corrected, thank u. But we just cant capitalize view since its a bottom type agenda. Im having a bad hair day. :-0

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    * you

    * "can't"

    * "it's"

    * "bottom-type"

    * "I'm"

  • klediss

    Is this from Inna Godda Da vida type mentality. Wait a minute , I see, you are some type of Gog , Mogoge type. ONLY in your own Mind. Could it be "I am the god of hell fire". Gives me the shivers, doncha know, ole god ole pal.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    * "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"

    * Again, the space comes after the punctuation.

    * "God"

    * "Mogoge"? I Googled it, came up empty, so you're on your own with that one.

    * "Mind" doesn't need to be capitalized

    * "dontcha"

  • NateMan

    He meant Magog, I believe. A giant from the days of yore. I still don't get the reference, though.

  • foolsage

    The reference was to Gog and Magog. I gather the insinuation is that you represent the personification of God's enemies. So, that happened.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G...

  • klediss

    I must admit the HYPERBOLE is rampant TODAY !!!!!!!!!!

  • pawz63

    klediss--Agree---and I like Broccoli !!!!

  • Wednesday

    Hyperbole? Hyperbole!

    Quick, someone call the Self-Awareness Police!!!!!!!!1~! STAT!!!!!!!!

  • klediss

    NO call ABC, CBS NBC, CNN , MSNBC since they have NO viewers. Wah ha

  • pawz63

    klediss--BRAVO! EXCELLENT! HALLELUJAH!

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    * Unnecessary capitalization.

    * One exclamation point usually is sufficient.

  • klediss

    I submit old god of bal-sagoth. on one bended knee doncha know.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    * Capitalize "On"

    * "dontcha"

    * "God Of Bal Sagoth" is a proper noun and should be capitalized (although you could make the case that the "of" doesn't require it and I wouldn't argue).

  • klediss

    Its OK , see Im the god of hell fire

    I am the god of hell fire, and I bring you
    Fire, I'll take you to burn
    Fire, I'll take you to learn
    I'll see you burn

    You fought hard and you saved and earned
    But all of it's going to burn
    And your mind, your tiny mind
    You know you've really been so blind
    Now 's your time, burn your mind
    You're falling far too far behind
    Oh no, oh no, oh no, you're gonna burn

    Fire, to destroy all you've done
    Fire, to end all you've become
    I'll feel you burn

    You've been living like a little girl
    In the middle of your little world
    And your mind, your tiny mind
    You know you've really been so blind
    Now 's your time, burn your mind
    You're falling far too far behind
    OOhhh
    Fire, I'll take you to burn
    Fire, I'll take you to learn
    You're gonna burn, you're gonna burn
    You're gonna burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn, burn

    Fire, I'll take you to burn
    Fire, I'll take you to learn
    Fire, I'll take you to bed

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    * "It's"

    * No space needed after "OK"

    * "I'm"

    * It subject to debate, but it looks better if you use "hellfire" as a compound word (kind of like how we talked about "mindset" earlier).

  • Dennis Albert Ramirez

    seriously, this pretty much made my day.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Your stamina is amazing.

  • $27019454

    Ohhhh, I've heard her say way stupider than that.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Yeah, those were actually disappointing on the Hasselbeck Stupid Scale.

  • HJ

    Is that Osama Bin Laden quote of hers supposed to be a Dr. Seuss rhyme? "Cause that's how I read it in my head.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I do not like green eggs and hams; it's not halal, Sam I Am.

    I'm impressed with myself I came up with a more tasteless rhyme with so little effort. No, wait. Not impressed, depressed.

  • Nickaloo

    Monica Potter could do her... it would make me sad though

  • Finance_Nerd

    Do you mean imitate her? Oh, well, because when you said "do her" I had this brief mental image... never mind.

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