Elisabeth Hasselbeck, co-star of ABC’s “The View” was attacked this week by traditional marriage advocates who called her a “bitch,” a “dim bulb,” a “harlot,” “All boobs, no brains,” a “dumb ass,” “totally blonde,” and a “set of talking boobs,” among other misogynistic and sexist insults. The attacks occurred on the highly-active highly-conservative website, Free Republic, in response to an excerpt of article posted there that originally was published here at The New Civil Rights Movement.
The article, “Elizabeth Hasselbeck Slams Bristol Palin For Obama Gay Marriage Comments,” was published last week when “The View” was discussing last week’s blog post by Bristol Palin criticizing President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage.
“I have a major problem with her saying this,” Hasselbeck told her “View” co-stars. “Number one, as you mature as a mother you will also find out that the conversations you have with your kids do influence how you place your opinions on the table. Secondly, for someone who was the victim of being brought into an election as the child of someone on the ticket, how dare you then bring in Sasha and Malia to this situation. You need to mature because you are not.”
Free Republic readers were outraged.
The rampant misogyny, sexism, objectification, and the continued Republican and conservative war on women is alive and well at Free Republic.
Some comments made on the Free Republic Hasselbeck thread included:
Your liberal hag costars will surely love you now.
Those aren’t ‘ladies’ by any stretch of the imagination.
this is what happens to all tokens when they are surrounded by evil. when salt loses it’s saltiness it’s good for nothing.
So, it looks like the harridans, piglets and lezzies on THE SPEW finally got Lizzy to drink their lefty Kool-Aid.
Hasselbeck is a bitch..there I said it
Elizabeth is a DUMBASS. She was slobbering all over Obama.
Ah, so that’s why they call it the boob tube.
What a dim bulb Hasselbeck continues to be.
Bristol is simply doing what the Harlot Hasselback is pretending to do, she was saying not to use the kids as political props.
Elizabeth, just keep on the ab glider. You have a great talent there.
HUH? Is this women [sic] that much of a dumb ass?
If she takes the bikini top off you can play tic-tac-toe on her torso.
There are four, maybe five reasons she is on the view: her two legs, the two big reasons you have shown and usually she’s the token republican.
I love to look as much as or more than any other man does, but she’s the original model for the t-shirt saying:
“I wish these were brains.”
I’m sick of silly women flapping their gums. SHUT. UP. NOW.
Free Republic has been involved in several organized conservative campaigns including against CBS anchor Dan Rather and against the Dixie Chicks for their antiwar statements.
Anti-gay organizations like NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, and so-called “news” organizations like LifeSite News have begun to refer to anonymous blog commenters as “gay marriage advocates,” and in that mold we have no problem calling registered users of the conservative, anti-gay Free Republic site “traditional marriage advocates.”
Last year, Free Republic founder Jim Robinson wrote, “FreeRepublic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site,” and added, ”Liberal progressives and other enemies of the constitution and or of Liberty itself are not welcome here. Accounts registered here by liberal progressives and other assorted trolls, malcontents and disruptors will be removed on sight or at the convenience of the site administrators.”
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