Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the Mouth That Roared

Joseph JonesContributor IIIMay 7, 2010

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11:  Elisabeth Hasselbeck attends backstage during The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fall 2010 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park on February 11, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Heart Truth)
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"There is nothing worse than a harlot turned respectable. A reformed anything is bad enough, but a reformed harlot is the direct wrath of the Devil."

Elisabeth Hasselbeck of The View came out Wednesday and tearfully apologized to ESPN reporter, and current member of Dancing With The Stars , Erin Andrews.

Hasselbeck had blasted Andrews, for the way she was dressing, on Tuesday before quickly back pedaling.

While the hosts of The View discussed the previous night's episode of DWTS, where Andrews gave her best performance of the season, Hasselbeck tried, and failed, to make a joke about Andrews attire.

Hasselbeck essentially said that Andrews's stalker is probably kicking himself for peeping on her; he could have waited a few months and seen plenty on DWTS .

The bad joke was made in bad taste.

To individually target ANYONE on that show for attire is fairly ignorant. All of the dancers dress in tight, provocative or bare costumes. If people don't like it, they shouldn't watch the show.

I know, I know. Social conservatives don't buy into that argument. They tend to be confused by logic.

Making the statement even more laughable, however, was the fact that Hasselbeck got her big "break in the business" by running around in a skimpy little bikini on the first season of Survivor .

While I applaud her for how far she has come, at some point Hasselback turned into daytime TV's sergeant-at-arms for the moral police. It's great that we live in a society where we can "agree to disagree" and vocalize our opinions to our heart's content, but c'mon lady!

Ms. Andrews, the victim of a sexual predator, was likely fortunate that the crime didn't take on a violent nature before the guy was caught. Hasselbeck, on the other hand, victimized the American public by helping launch the reality show era.

Survivor was THE program that showed how incredibly disproportionate the profit margins are on those things.

If I had Doc Brown's DeLorean, I'd go back and make sure not a single damn one of them made it off that island, especially the guy with all of the footage. The list of craptastic, aneurysm-inducing, brain-cell-killing, horrible programs, which are indeed their bastard spawn, is as long & distinguished as Slider 's johnson.

But anyways, I digress.

That night, Erin was asked about the comments and blasted back at Hasselbeck, saying that she was severely hurt by the remark and was surprised that somebody would make light of an event involving a sexual predator.

Andrews made no qualms about being angry and was unapologetic about going right back at Hasselbeck.

Now that Hasselbeck has apologized, Andrews can either privately deal with the TV show host, and forgive her, or simply choose not to do so.

If Andrews forgives Hasselback, this goes away fairly quickly. If the two don't bury the hatchet, however, things could get real interesting real quick.

Keep your chin up, Erin. When your blood starts to boil over this situation, just remember one thing.

Light travels faster than sound. That's why Mrs. Hasselbeck appears to be bright until she actually opens her mouth.

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