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Joy Behar: Hasselbeck’s ‘Hate-Filled Remark’ About Rosie Was ‘Below the Belt’

The View veteran Joy Behar joined Don Lemon on CNN Wednesday night to share her thoughts on the internal politics surrounding the daytime show. Behar welcomed the idea of Rosie O’Donnell returning and scolded Elisabeth Hasselbeck for making a “hate-filled remark” at O’Donnell’s expense.

Hasselbeck called in to Fox & Friends early Wednesday morning and warned that O’Donnell will try to take control of The View. And not only that, Hasselbeck alleged O’Donnell used Barbara Walters‘ retirement as a comeback show and that O’Donnell hates America’s military.

Behar said it was “below the belt” for her to make that kind of “nasty” comment about O’Donnell. She called it a “hate-filled remark” but also laughingly dismissed it as nonsense because “everything’s fiction on Fox anyway.”

She told Lemon that there’s been more of a focus on fighting between hosts, possibly for ratings, and admitted that The View is not the same show that it used to be.

Watch the video below, via CNN:

And you can watch Hasselbeck’s earlier comments here, via Fox News:

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