Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Deemed Too 'Right-Wing,' Leaving 'The View'
A syndicated talk show willing to put up with 9/11 truther Rosie O'Donnell is parting ways with its lone conservative voice.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who routinely battles her liberal peers on The View, won't be offered a new contract. The news follows word that fellow longtime View co-host, Joy Behar, is also leaving the program.
Behar's parting is the comedienne's idea, while the show's braintrust decided to end its ties with Hasselbeck. Seems she's turning off the show's base, according to Us Magazine.
"The viewers they polled all said she was too extreme and right-wing," a show insider whose name was not reported told UsMagazine.com about Hasselbeck Friday. "People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth. So they told her yesterday her contract would not be renewed."
Will The View hire a rock-ribbed conservative to take Hasselbeck's place, a RINO-esque celebrity to feign a modicum of balance or simply go all-in on the program's liberal agenda?