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Hasselbeck Gets Hot

And a Hug From Babwa

8/2/2006 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Token "View" conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck doesn't hide her emotions when it comes to the controversy surrounding the morning-after pill.

A heated discussion about the subject erupted on Wednesday's show when Barbara Walters brought up that the controversial morning-after pill was being considered for approval for over-the-counter distribution by the FDA. Hasselbeck became visibly upset while arguing the topic and was scolded by Walters for being overly emotional. The agitated Elisabeth proceeded to tear up her cards as the show went to a commercial break.

When the show returned from the break, Elisabeth was being soothed by a motherly Walters as they sat in each other's laps. Barbara told Elisabeth that she respected her opinions and Elisabeth responded that she respected Barbara' s opinion as well--and that she loved being on the show. They then hugged and kissed.

While the display was slightly disturbing--to say the least--we're just happy this sort of mothering wasn't around when Star was on the show.

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sara    

saw this tirade yesterday and found it disturbing. but more disturbing was barbara walter's cuddling her afterward and telling her everything was going to be alright. i am sick of this young girls opinions and attitude, let her get a few years older with more under her belt of what real life has to offer. joy behar is the only one to tell it like it is and i respect her. time for elizabeth to follow star out the door and if barbara doesnt shape up the show is in its l0th and last year!

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agonzo    

Elizabeth is so straight-laced that's it a miracle she can breathe. Get her OFF or cancel the show. If she is so "pro-baby" then why isnt she #1-having a baby ever 18-24 months or #2-adopting all the children in the world who have no home. But No---she wants to spout her rigid beliefs and live her lily white rich life and shove her opinions on everyone else. I put a lot of the blame for her spouting off on Barbara Walters. What was BW thinking when she hired this idiot?

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veanz    

Laura, you need to shut-up if you never been raped and had to decide what to do after finding out you were pregnant with a rapist's baby. I would never advise someone who has been through such a horrible experience to have the baby. Why don't you do it?

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Bernadette    

Elizabeth is an idiot. She opens her mouth and doesn't have facts to back it up. I am sick and tired of her. Hopefully she will be gone from the show. Thank god the big mouth Star is gone.

2948 days ago
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Ann reeves    

Hello everyone:

This is the tip of the iceberg. Can't you see the tensions coming through on the View. All started with Rosie. I say don't watch the show. It will only get worse. Even Barbara has lost control. What was she thinking? If she was a smart as everyone thinks she is Rosie would never be on the show. I think they want this to be the last year and are making sure.

2948 days ago
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Dena    

I think she feels out numbered as she is the only moderate/conservative on the panel.She didn't seem to know how the pill works, however.. Anyway she does have a right to her opinion.They all get over excited at times. Joy is VERY opinionated. She seems like a decent person, but I think someone else might do a better job.

2948 days ago
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Pat    

Please, somebody shoot this show and put it out of its misery!

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REBECCA    

All you Pro-life people need to open your minds and shut your mouth. Like Pieta said, this is NOT THE ABORTION PILL! It prevents a pregnancy from happening, it doesn't terminate one. It is also not a replacement for birth control. There are some nasty side effects that can occur, enough so that if you take it once, you'll be more careful the next time. Elisabeth is a self-rightous little prude and needs to go!

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Chere    

I think all these people who are so moralistic should line up at the adoption office and raise these unwanted, throw-away children. There are incidents of rape, failed birth control etc., and if all you right to lifers think that life is a walk in the park for these poor, unwanted children, you should all belly up to the bar and raise them for these people who have neither the desire nor the time to take care of their obligations.

2948 days ago
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Helen    

Elisabeth offers a conservative opinion on the View that probably would not be there otherwise. She is very young, and young people often see things in black and white, rather than shades of gray. I think that she has to speak louder because both Walters and Behar tend to drown out those they do not agree with. Hasselbeck was advocating the morning after pill TO be available especially in circumstances of rape. (but that it goes against her personal beliefs)Give the kid a break, Id much rather hear from her than Star Jones-Reynolds any day.

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Snap    

Good for her, we need more women like to her to speak the truth! Before you blast me, I am the father of two adopted children.

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Sherry Young    

Since both Meredith and Star are gone, I no longer watch the view. Joy is the only one left. Rosie is good, but it is too late! The heart of this show is gone.
Elisabeth needs to be further educated before her opinions are aired. She does not understand the workings of this pill if she equates it with an abortion.
Though Barbara is a media trail blazer for women, I do not care for her as host. Her voice and air of condescension are both irritating.

2948 days ago
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Jerry    

Excuse me... Is this a real News show? Or is it just a bunch of withered old closet lesbians out to bitch about the pitfalls of living in the male-dominated world? PuhLEASE! There MUST be something better to watch than this hour of tripe. Better yet, READ A BOOK. You might just accidentally educate yourself about something.

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Vickey Rodriguez    

I completely agree that Elisabeth is a detriment to the show. She is naive, right-wing conservative who voices her opinion as if she were the expert on everything.She has no credentials to have say about anything. SURVIVOR? I have long said she should be fired. I can't believe BW would put up with tirades and rantings. I thought this was supposed to be a well rounded show. More and more E takes over. Even JOy seems to have problems getting a word in without a fight from her. PLEASE get rid of her so we can enjoy the show again. I've written before but no one in the right places seems to be listening to us.

2948 days ago
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Helen    

Elisabeth offers a conservative opinion on the View that probably
would not be there otherwise. She is very young, and young people
often see things in black and white, rather than shades of gray. I
think that she has to speak louder because both Walters and Behar
tend to drown out those they do not agree with. Hasselbeck was
advocating the morning after pill TO be available especially in
circumstances of rape. (but that it goes against her personal
beliefs)Give the kid a break, Id much rather hear from her than Star
Jones-Reynolds any day.

2948 days ago
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