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Babwa to Barry

We've Got Hassel's Back

9/18/2007 12:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"View" den mother Barbara Walters says that as much as she wanted Barry Manilow to come and croon, no one -- not even the "Mandy" singer -- tells her how to run her show!


Manilow told TMZ yesterday that he decided to ditch his appearance on today's "View," because as a close friend of Rosie O'Donnell, he didn't want to sit on the same stage as right-winger Elisabeth Hasselbeck, whose views he called "dangerous." Babwa, on her Sirius radio chatfest last night, said it was "too bad" about Barry's stand. Added co-executive producer Bill Geddie, "We don't do that ... we support everybody ... he's not going to call the shots."

Geddie also pointed out that lefty celeb political flamethrowers like Susan Sarandon and Jane Fonda have also appeared with Elisabeth, and it sure looked like everyone was having a pretty good time last November when Manilow appeared on the show.

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76.

Dave    

Barbara is a pathological liar....always acting like nothing is wrong and that she likes everyone... She's faker then a barbie doll. She's a pathetic, yeast infected, narcissist!!

2563 days ago
77.

Caption Contest    

#66 asks: "Why can't some of you people express your opinion without calling names. Why does Elisabeth have to be the "pregnant "b" word. Do you not have any class?"


How about STUPID, PREGNANT B!TCH?

Happy now?


"I'm Barry Manilow, B!tch!"

2563 days ago
78.

FREDDY    

POOR BARRY MANILOW. ANOTHER ANGRY HATE AMERICA LIBERAL.
ACTUALLY HE IS MORE OF A COWARD. AFRAID OF ELIZABETH. HOW SAD.

LIKE MOST AMERICA HATING LIBS, BARRY IS A COWARD. HIM AND ROSIE SHOULD MOVE TO IRAN AND BE AMONG OTHER AMERICA HATING PEOPLE. I AM SURE BARRY WOULD FEEL AT HOME WEARING A BURQA. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2563 days ago
79.

Doug    

How immature can you get? This man is way old enough to understand that freedom of speech sometimes means you have to listen to opinions that you don't share. The show has what, 3 or 4 lefties and 1 rightie and yet he can't make an apperance. Embarrassing.

And for those of you who say Elisabeth has to go.. I guess you'd like a show where everyone is a drone of the mainstream media. I've never seen so many brainwashed wacko's in my life.

2563 days ago
80.

Shawn    

I dont blame him since she has rarely said anything relevant.

2563 days ago
81.

M    

Oh, barf! Why would they want him on the show anyway???!!!

2563 days ago
82.

Kate    

I chuckle at the comments talking about how evil democrats are and how in 2008 conservative republicans will be in power. Really, is that why your conservative republican president has a 34% approval rating? Do you think that Rudy will be the next president with his 4th wife and an ex-wife who also happens to be his cousin? America tried the conservative Republican way and guess what? We are in a never ending war in which over 35,000 people have died for NO REASON, there are thousands of people going to homeless due to the mortgage crisis (of which Bush as refused to help), the economy is on a downward slope and our international relations are destroyed. Yeah...good luck getting re-elected.

2563 days ago
83.

Standards are badly needed.    

If Barry doesn't want to be interviewed by EH, that's his choice. That being said, Barbara decided to back her co-host here, and not customize for an interview. EH is backed up by her staff here, good or bad, and Barry goes away with his wishes intact. EH's views may not be aligned with Manilow's, but they both have the right to them. At least he's not calling her a traitor for having them, like the Repub spinners do to anyone who is anti-war.

2563 days ago
84.

Linda    

I have to agree with 'TxMilitaryMom' I read that last night regarding Manilow's immatureness..I will never buy another of his CD's..and I was ready to buy his new one this week..All these people that seem to think Elisabeth is so bad...Go live in a country that will control your every move..Because it sure seems thats what you are trying to do..If Rosie is such a good friend to all these 'Left Wingers' I really would hate to see her as an enemy..

I applauded Elisabeth when she stood up to Rosie..No one else would..and Rosie didn't know what to do..you could see it in her eyes..remember those are the windows to your soul..The Woman harbors so much hatred..and she calls herself an American..Thinking 9/11 was created by the government..She needs serious help..Whats really funny about RD..to her no one else should have an opinion..well, isn't that a little like communism? Only supposed to believe what she is telling you?

Just some thoughts....

2563 days ago
85.

Mikey    

Hey Manilow - the 70's were over like 25 years ago you freak! And now your music is used to torture prisoners! Your the one who's dangerous you fruit cake!

2563 days ago
86.

centaur1255    

SHUT UP AND SING!

2563 days ago
87.

TH    

Manilow should've done the interview and if Hasselbeck digressed from the promotion of his CD, or interjected any other bating comments, he should've just put her in her place. The show is a joke and so are all of the co-hosts. And Walters claiming no one tells her how to run her show is a liar - she allowed fat mouth Rosie to call the shots for months, while she cowered. Just as with Rosie, Hasselbeck and the rest of the co-hosts don't want guests with any opposing viewpoints, otherwise they attack them.

2563 days ago
88.

Dave    

Get real, Barbara is the has been...she looks like some friggin ole troll that belongs under a bridge rather then on TV. As for Elisabitch....she like the others...just blows hot air out of her arse... That show produces more gas then the Gulf of Mexico. I'd cancel too.

2563 days ago
89.

Bette    

Barry, SHUT UP AND SING!

2563 days ago
90.

TalkTheTalk    

Barbara is such a lying bitch. She's misrepresenting what happened. Barry simply didn't want Elisabeth to do his interview. Also, Barbara never gets involved when things matter like putting out the Rose/Donald fire. Her comment after the after she had been away during a Elisabeth/Rosie smackdown: "Mama's back". What a pathetic old bag. She's considered to a whore and hack to serious journalists. The word from many guests is that she doesn't like being upstaged by anyone, is incredibly petty and a real backstabber (as evidenced by how she's treating several former hosts).

2563 days ago
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