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Conan O'Brien Rips Elisabeth Hasselbeck Over Obama Questions: VIDEO


Conan O'Brien thinks View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck made a fool of herself questioning Obama's record on the show yesterday: "Who the hell’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck? She won a reality show. She didn’t even win! She was like — fifth!"


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  1. She did make a fool of herself. Obama's response was so smooth and polite, and telegraphed to her exactly what an idiot he thought she was with her stupid question. Much more polite and refined than what I'd like to say to her.

    Posted by: kdknyc | Sep 26, 2012 9:27:13 AM

  2. LOL! Obama's answer was other thing, he DID answer the question but somehow Huffington Post has an article saying Obama evaded the question, as if he answered happy birthday Barbra, but the video they showed was him answering, so how is that evading the question? He said there's a lot to do for the middle class.

    Anyway, Elisabeth DIDN'T make that question, she knows she's stupid so she went to her supervisors or to Fox News or went to her GOP friends and they were all like "GIVE HIM THIS QUESTION! YOU'LL MAKE HIM SUFFER! AND YOU'LL LOOK SO INTELLIGENT!", she just did this question to look intelligent, not because she really cares about the middle class, and to prove she's tough. To me the question was more about I'M GONNA PAWN HIS ASS rather than I'm gonna make an interesting question to the president of the United States, so it was very disrespectful.

    Posted by: Alosjs | Sep 26, 2012 9:27:33 AM

  3. Leave the dumb blonde alone!

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 26, 2012 9:31:12 AM

  4. Hasselbeck makes a fool of herself every day on The View. And I thought it was surreal for President Obama to be sitting down with Elisabeth Hasselbeck right after delivering such a serious, brilliant speech to the UN.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Sep 26, 2012 9:35:51 AM

  5. Note how Hasselbeck always shows her legs. She's a bit of an exhibitionist in my view. Cover your legs, Liz.

    Posted by: jason | Sep 26, 2012 9:46:54 AM

  6. I hate Hassellbeck, but it was a decent question.

    Neither Obama or Romney really care about the middle class. Sure, he talks a lot about it, but after the election, he will just continue to give everything to the Banksters like he has for the last 4 years.

    Posted by: jeff | Sep 26, 2012 10:03:49 AM

  7. I actually thought Elisabeth's questions were fair--tough and somewhat partisan, but she had the right to ask them (and Obama didn't quite answer them, either, much as I support him). Compared to Barbara Walters--who has become shrill, intolerant, and always on the search for "the dramatic moment"--the rest of the panel came off pretty darn good. I just wish Michelle had had more chances to talk about her work with military families.

    Posted by: Dback | Sep 26, 2012 10:12:16 AM

  8. I'll be voting for Obama come November, but I do think appearing on The View cheapens the Presidency. How people feel about Obama is not going to be determined by his interactions with a past-her-prime journalist, a couple comediennes, and a reality show has-been. If the President is looking for ways to market himself to the average person, he has many other superior options.

    Posted by: Stefan | Sep 26, 2012 10:53:45 AM

  9. Is it really necessary to bad mouth anyone who asks the Dear Leader a tough question?

    Posted by: Perry | Sep 26, 2012 11:01:22 AM

  10. Not only was her question not really a question, it was a semi-plug for Romney and, at it's heart, pretty ludicrous. The American public seems much too desperate for pat, simple answers on such complex issues as the economy. Not only is there actually very little any President could do to stop the speeding train that is this messy economy, anyone (Romney or Obama) promising to do so is setting themselves and the country up for failure. And saying that Obama has made the country poorer is like saying terrorists "hate" us for our freedom- its a complex subject that is easier to wrap our heads around when someone gives us a simplistic answer. Now back to Honey BooBoo...

    Posted by: James | Sep 26, 2012 11:03:59 AM

  11. ABC/Disney run the view to keep a right wing propogandist on Morning TV. We should all know that by now. The producer is a GOP operative who hands the mouthpiece in a skirt talking points and writes her questions for her. (Come on folks Rosie told you this years ago.)

    The elderly Barbara Walters sold out decades ago (come on she had an a affair with Kissinger - shivers!) - and is happy to support this propoganda show for a paycheck and to remain on the public airwaves....

    the President to Hasselbeck as seriosly as he should have .... which is not at all

    She is a disgrace to Boston College (much like Scott Brown) ... but then Boston College is a disgrace to itself these days much like most of the Catholic regime in politics

    Posted by: RJP3 | Sep 26, 2012 11:19:57 AM

  12. Is it really necessary to bad mouth anyone who asks the Dear Leader a tough question?

    Posted by: Perry


    Perry it is neccesary to expose Right Wing Propogandists who will say anything for a paycheck.... and to feed their own need to feel superior to others.... see Hasslebeck

    Posted by: RJP3 | Sep 26, 2012 11:21:57 AM

  13. One of the great things about America is that we're all allowed to have opinions and, given the opportunity, ask questions of our leadership. Even if we're just fifth-place reality show contestants or basic cable television show hosts.

    Posted by: MikeSJ | Sep 26, 2012 11:25:43 AM

  14. Yes Perry, it is necessary. Just as it is necessary to bad mouth concern trolls.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Sep 26, 2012 11:39:27 AM

  15. Every savvy VIEW watcher knows that ms Hasselbeck is fed these right wing Republican talking points by her producer via an ear piece.
    She tres as hard as her little brain can to make them her own but for years the sad truth has been so.

    Posted by: MCnNYC | Sep 26, 2012 11:54:11 AM

  16. I greatly dislike the idea that a person should have some kind of cred or background of sufficient importance to be able to ask the president any damn thing they want to. It's obsequious servility that smacks of the kind of royalty worship we already have too much of. He's a president, not a king. He serves the citizens, not the other way round.

    Posted by: Blake | Sep 26, 2012 11:55:21 AM

  17. Sorry for being cryptic in my comments.
    That really is the real story on The View.

    EB was trying to audition for her role on Fox And Friends once again.
    And poor BW....let it go.

    Posted by: MCnNYC | Sep 26, 2012 11:57:56 AM

  18. She is another anti-gay Christian Right Wing nut spewing her hate for the anti-gay christian haters. That is all these crazies can do, they stir up s#it that is what they do to keep people all upset, these are the crazy people who need to be put away so us good people can get on with making this a better world to live in for all.

    Posted by: Bob | Sep 26, 2012 12:33:36 PM

  19. The President of the United States should be expected to answer tough questions ... unless we have lowered our expectations for Obama. I would hope the gay community would welcome tough questions, so that he can show his intellect.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 26, 2012 12:35:23 PM

  20. The President DID answer her questions, and she is an impertinent witch. Wise up boys...this President has done more for US and for the U.S. than Bush or the Repubs ever did. Support him.

    Posted by: Geoff M | Sep 26, 2012 12:46:53 PM

  21. I'm a Democrat and I don't mind a Republican on the view. I just wish it was someone who was intelligent!

    Posted by: carlsan | Sep 26, 2012 12:58:52 PM

  22. Nice to see such a respectful and well balanced commentary here. Having not seen anything but this clip (I can't BEAR the View banter), did he eventually go on to answer that question? Wish the clip wouldn't shown that.

    Posted by: Tim | Sep 26, 2012 1:31:51 PM

  23. Sorry, "wish the clip would've shown that"......

    Posted by: Tim | Sep 26, 2012 1:32:15 PM

  24. LOVE the side-eye Michelle is throwing.

    Posted by: Sushi | Sep 26, 2012 2:17:45 PM

  25. @ Pommie: "blonde"? Holy crap, how could you miss her dark brown roots?!

    Posted by: Latebrosus | Sep 26, 2012 2:53:20 PM

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