Elisabeth Hasselbeck And Bill Maher Resume Their Entertaining Feud

The battle between comedian Bill Maher and the View's overly-sensitive Republican talking head/target Elisabeth Hasselbeck wages on, as Maher appeared on the show today. The topic of discussion? A joke Maher made in February in which she happened to be the punchline. Hasselbeck asked if she could "bring something up" and proceeded recite the joke in question — roughly, that Mubarak had "released" Lara Logan after her rape, and she was sent home in exchange for Elisabeth Hasselbeck — and then said, "You can't sit here right now and tell me I'm wrong for saying that wasn't that funny." Cue mutual snippiness and, on Hasselbeck's part, borderline voice-raising. Great mid-morning television, actually.

Finally the conversation moves on to the Republican presidential candidates; when Bill Maher suggests that the party "doesn't care about knowledge," Elisabeth quips, "'Cause you're so brilliant, wow, I actually feel smarter sitting next to you." Without skipping a beat Maher retorts, "Really? Because I feel like I'm in high school sitting next to you."

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DISCUSSION

I love Bill, but yeah, he can be a misogynist, and that joke was not fucking funny.

That said, this is not the first time that Elisabeth has confronted someone who's mocked her when they were a guest on The View. Not only is that fucked up on it's own, but she's really bad at it and makes herself look like an immature child. She needs to stop trying to match wits with people smarter than her.

Team Bill