Oh that crazy Elizabeth Hasselbeck! I enjoy watching the View from time to time and when she joined the cast I was only mildly annoyed. For the most part I have a good laugh whenever she tries to make a political statement and watching her debate against Rosie is always fun. That Rosie is so vicious; Elizabeth does not stand a chance.
However the tolerance I had for Elizabeth broke today when she went on the show accusing Law & Order of being socially irresponsible for using a name that was similar to hers on a rape victim for the show. First of all the characters name was Elizabeth Hassenbach not Hasselbeck and that is where the similarities end. I mean I could see if the character was an annoying talk show host with a right wing agenda where she might have gotten this crazy idea the Law & Order was making fun of her but the show did not do anything like that. Elizabeth only fixated on the similarity of the character’s name and actually stated that she is the only person in the world (except for maybe a few in Germany) that has the name Elizabeth Hasselbeck, therefore the show must have been targeting her.
Being the self righteous woman that she is she explained how she called the executive producer of Law & Order to chastise him for using her name (again it was not actually her name it only sounded like her name.) Not surprisingly the guy chalked it up to coincidence and hung up on her. Still reeling from not being heard and respected she went on this outrageous rant on The View about how even though she likes the actors that come out in Law & Order she will not sit next to one of them if they come on the View because she feels she will be supporting the executive producer of Law & Order if she does that.
The whole idea that she is a big enough star that Law & Order would intentionally pick on her just left a bad taste in my mouth but what really got me mad is that she would use what little ‘star-power’ she has in order take out her anger on innocent bystanders. I am sorry but that is just wrong and one of her co-host should be strong enough to pull her off her high horse.