Oh, boy. Months after Bill Maher made a remark about exchanging her for Lara Logan, Elisabeth Hasselbeck got the chance to confront him face to face.
When Hasselbeck re-read the joke, the audience tittered with laughter, which got her blood racing even more. “That’s fine if you want to laugh,” she said, “but I … sit with the best comedians… you can’t tell me I’m wrong when I say that wasn’t that funny.”
Maher calmly noted that she’s a public figure and the comment wasn’t aimed at her personally.
“Would you say it again?” she pressed.
“Would I say it again, having my crystal ball, [if I] knew I was coming here and had to spend my whole segment talking about it?” he answered. “No, I wouldn’t. It wouldn’t really be worth it.”
Meanwhile, the co-hosts seemed to actually get frustrated with Hasselbeck’s belaboring the point.
“I went through years of Baba Wawa and I survived,” Walters sighed. (Awesome.)
Though the co-hosts endeavoured to turn the conversation towards the election, Hasselbeck wasn’t done picking.
As Maher discussed the candidates, she snapped, “Wow, I actually feel smarter sitting next to you.”
“Really?” Maher said. “Because I feel like I’m in high school sitting next to you.”
So, yeah, now you see we’re not being sexist by using the word “catfight” in our headline.
P.S. — When Shaquille O’Neal came out for the next segment, he opened by joking: “Liz, if you’ve got something to say, say it now.”
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