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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Tries to Explain Her Meltdown on ‘The View’

Apr 5, 2019  •  Post A Comment

After tape circulated of an expletive-filled tirade by Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the set of “The View,” the former co-host took to social media to attempt some damage control.

The tape features an incident from 2006 in which Hasselbeck clashed with Barbara Walters on the show before launching into an F-word-laced tirade backstage. You can see and hear the tape by clicking here.

Hasselbeck posted a statement on her Instagram account, along with the image seen below.

Here’s the text of her statement:

This. Just. In: Yes-There were times when I was quite humanly reactive. I used a bad word when frustrated. I was pregnant with Taylor and a big conversation about the value and the lives of the unborn took place at the View. It was a battle -but not of the flesh. I used fighting words because I believe that God decides the value of the lives of babies. We care for a group of Robin’s eggs in a nest before they are hatched and likely would think twice before stomping on the awesome blue shells because we know what God placed inside the hard womb. And in the heat of the moment, when I felt the need to protect what I knew to be truth and had seen with my own eyes on ultrasound the LIFE in my own shell of a body- I used big battle words (one in particular that I am not proud of and am sorry for using in the heat of trying to defend the lives of the unborn). 2 things I have grown to learn: 1) there are words that DISTRACT from your point: Choose wisely 2) I have a God who fights the battle. I don’t have to do that all on my own.

God has changed my ways. He has given me a new thing – it is my heart. He literally did that and I wrote a lot about it in #PointOfViewBook and I boast of plenty of failure and imperfection there. I still hold all my Constitutionally protected rights to freedom of faith : but now: I can hold the hand of the person who does not agree at the same time 💕💕💕💕 because I believe that we can do that by His grace. hold truth and hold grace as best we can. BY HIS POWER. In my weakness I am made strong.

My new word that begins with the letter F: FAITHFUL

Because that is who GOD IS

4 Comments

  1. 2006? Why does anyone care what she did over a decade ago. At some point the world has to move forward and not search for ways to embarrass someone just out of spite.

  2. You are wrong. Her message from that day needs to find an audience. Babies are dying and you prefer silence? She beautifully turned an emotional moment into a teaching moment.

  3. I applaud her courage and conviction. But the Cleric is correct as well. This is just tv week trying to put Hasselbeck’s Pro-Life feelings to shame. Think how tv week would celebrate someone else taking a “courageous anti-life stand. They’d make her as heroic as say Michelle Obama’s courageous “eat nutritionally” stand.

  4. Saying you are wrong takes courage. Somehow we all have to allow others the right to be wrong without disrespecting them. Perhaps not taking things so personal when others do not agree with our point of view.

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