Barbara Walters Corrects “False Story” About Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Joy Behar is leaving The View, but the jury is still out on Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Since The View started as Barbara Walters's show, she set the record straight. Joy is leaving, Barbara confirmed, but then she added (via Gossip Cop), "There is a particularly false story that keeps getting picked up about Elisabeth’s alleged departure, saying we don’t approve of her conservative views. The truth is we love Elisabeth. I like her personally, and she’s just a wonderful person. But beyond that, we value and appreciate her point of view. It’s important to us, because Elisabeth helps give the show perspective and balance. And believe me, she’s tougher than she looks. ... So we have no plans for Elisabeth to leave this show."
However, Elisabeth didn't say anything herself. So she's not being fired, but she may still decide to leave. As Barbara concluded, "The only person who cannot leave this show is me."