Is Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaving "The View"? Maybe one day, but not today, according to Barbara Walters, who addressed rumors that said Hasselbeck was being fired from the long-running daytime talk show.
On Monday, Walters wasted no time in addressing the story, which broke on Friday, that Hasselbeck's contract would not be renewed.
"There is a particularly false story getting picked up about Elisabeth's alleged departure, saying that we don't approve of her conservative views," Walters said. "The truth is, we love Elisabeth. I like her personally and she's just a wonderful person. But beyond that we value and appreciate her point of view. It's important to us because Elisabeth helps give this show perspective and balance."
Walters continued, "We have no plans for Elisabeth to leave this show. Having said that to all of you, Bill and I have always said that when one of you makes the choice to leave, that's your choice and we will support your decision. But right now, the only person who cannot leave the show is me."