Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Bill Maher had a fight on”The View,” after Hasselbeck baited Maher over a joke he told about her last year.
Maher was speaking on his HBO show about the sexual assault of CBS correspondent Lara Logan. He joked, “New rule: now that Hosni Mubarak has released Lara Logan, he must put her intrepid hotness on a plane immediately. In exchange, we will send Elisabeth Hasselbeck.”
On Tuesday, Hasselbeck got her chance to attack Maher. She read the joke back to Maher and said, “You can’t sit here right now and tell me I’m wrong for saying, ‘That wasn’t that funny.'”
Maher responded coolly. “We do a comedy show for an audience that’s perhaps different than your audience,” he said. “You are a public figure. It was not aimed at you personally, but when you are a public figure, you are out there and you’re fodder for comedians to make comments on.”