July 23, 2009, - 4:27 pm

An Airhead Weighs In on “Racist Cop”: In Case You Were Wondering . . .

By Debbie Schlussel

. . . your faux-“conservative” representative on ABC’s yenta/hag-fest, “The View,” agrees with President Obama and Whoopi Goldberg that Officer James Crowley–the working-class cop trying to do his job–was “racist” in arresting the completely obnoxious and belligerent Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr. for disorderly conduct.

For the last two days on the show, she’s agreed with those two and called the officer a racist, lecturing us on the topic. And the ever vacant Hasselbeck, today, defended and praised Obama for saying Crowley and the Cambridge Police Department acted “Stupidly.” Don’t forget her stellar credential: coming in fourth on the second season of “Survivor.”


That’s “Conservative”?:  Airhead “View” Hag Elisabeth Hasselbeck Lectures America About “Racist” Cop

Aren’t you glad to be “represented” by this “conservative”? Hey, don’t blame me. She repeatedly gets the praise of those who love her–Sean Hannity (who constantly promotes her) and Michelle Malkin (who got upset when conservatives criticized Hasselbeck and said she’s “doing a great job”).

And, as I recall,  Federal Air Marshal Robert Thompson likes her, too.

One of my friends calls Hasselbeck, a “token Chrissy Snow RINO sidekick.” He’s being kind.

**** Read my column on this from earlier today: “Stay Out of Local Law Enforcement, Mr. President:  ‘Racist’ Cop Also Tried to Save Black Athlete’s Life.”  ****

16 Responses

I don’t think it is too much of a stretch to imagine that the casting folk at the View, figured that an “airhead conservative” might just help undermine their least favorite political movement.
Of course it is too much to expect that media workers are generally going to help conservatives. We will undoubtedly simply have to promote ladies like you, and a few others…
[you may not always like these others, but I must say I’ve found Malkin helpful with her digging, and Coulter a real hoot for laughs…now if we can get one of Ben Shapiro’s sisters writing… that would be a blessing]
Chris Tune
Van Nuys, CA

Chris Tune on July 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm

I think it’s no coincidence that her last name is close to “Hasselhoff”.. lol

Mistress_Dee on July 23, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Hasselbeck simply doesn’t know its ok to disagree with the Left. That’s why she’s on “The View.”

NormanF on July 23, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Nice look…but don’t SEE the videos on Google Chrome!

Unlike you Reich-wingers, i have no infallible Führer who i’d blindly goose-step to…for all intent and purposes it looks like Gates was doing a B&E, breaking and entering…and the cops responded correctly!

IF i couldn’t get into MY house, i sure as hell wouldn’t try to break down the FRONT door!

EminemsRevenge on July 24, 2009 at 2:23 am

I see a prevoius comment of mine was never published so I’ll say it again:

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is as conservative as the waste my cat puts in her littlebox everyday.

(btw, love the new site design)

Squirrel3D on July 24, 2009 at 4:05 pm

I like the new look of this blog!

Norman Blitzer on July 24, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Cool new look Deb!

Arno on July 24, 2009 at 4:49 pm


This is NEPAtriot, well I thought I would unveil my real name to you. And in something rare I agree with Blitzer. This new site it slick, chick!

Bob Porrazzo on July 24, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Correction Debbie, IS! Darn these hands!

Bob Porrazzo on July 24, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Compared to Rosie O’Donut and the other left-wing hags on the View, Che Guevara looks like a right winger. Maybe that’s why this babe is considered conservative.

tempus_fugit on July 24, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Too bad the nutty professor doesn’t get held to a higher standard as cops are. What would the media be doing if the cop acted like the professor did?

I locked myself out of my house when I first moved in years ago. I went around back and got in a window. My own house. Figured the window wasn’t locked and I pulled myself over the window sill. Better than jimmying the lock on the front door(which is a steel door). The professor should be disciplined and Hasslbeck dismissed.

Joe on July 24, 2009 at 5:40 pm

First, great new look. As for the Hasslback, she is one of the reasons I don’t listen to the GOP. They actually believe people like her and Palin are enlightening. Obviously now that all the evidence is coming out, Gates’ story isn’t even about profiling. As for the Land of the Lost…err the View, this video sums it all up.


CaliforniaScreaming on July 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Great new look on your site Debbie! I agree with you on Hasselback siding with Obama…that is disgraceful…doesn’t she realize Sgt Crowley was responding to a call of a possible breakin and the guy was arrested outside his home for his continued ‘disorderly conduct’. What a quality Harvard Professor to say ‘ya I’ll talk to your mama outside.’ How pathetic and low class and our POTUS to side with him and assume racism was involved clarifies his ‘racial’ stance towards whites in America.

Patty @freedom4usa on July 24, 2009 at 6:32 pm

We have three observations about the Harvard professor incident:

1. We find it interesting that the fact that this was the professor’s home was evidently not established early on way before the dispute escalated;

2. We find it fascinating that the versions of two members of society, who most would ordinarily view as responsible and honest citizens (this obviously does not include politicians), would vary so dramatically from a factual point of view.

3. Finally, considering that the reading and viewing public were not present at the scene (and thus have no first hand knowledge), and that there is no video tape to our knowledge of the sequence of events and what was said, how so many have formed conclusions, and made assumptions, about who did what and who was wrong.

There are some things which Professor Gates might have considered upon the arrival of the police, no matter how incensed he may have been.

Reggie Greene / The Logistician on July 24, 2009 at 6:53 pm

The racism charge is crap. However, I have seen people arrested while they honestly plead their innocence. In my jurisdiction, prosecutors drop 1 of every 3 charges, with Obstruction a particularly hard stick.

At work in the Gates’ arrest was likely: Contempt of Cop. Some police treat a single delay in compliance as an offense, and enforce CoC as if it was a crime. Gates’ conduct set himself up for investigative detention (see “Terry v Ohio,” SCOTUS). But the incarceration was unnecessary. I have never served in law enforcement, but a better approach would have been to handcuff Gates and inform him that continued non-compliance would result in an Obstruction charge. As it is: an arrest was made in face of readily available exculpatory evidence.

Debbie: do you really want Pres Obama’s Justice officials to have the absolute powers of arrest that you seem to advocate, in what you – as an attorney – must realize was an investigation that was aborted by a cop, because he believes that his discretion in executing arrests, is absolute? Frankly, within 4 years the need to limit powers of arrest, where exhonerating evidence can be presented for due consideration, might fall on the very people who are blindly supporting the unlawful acts of the arresting officer. If Obama weasels in Euro-Hate Laws, you might want respect for Common Law arrest limitations. Forewarned is forearmed.

broad limited

Bob Peep on July 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I hate to say it…but the reasons why ladies like Elizabeth Hasselbeck are chosen for a liberal show like the View… is for a token “conservative” viewpoint and because us guys like to look at her.

I bet half the guys who look at her on the show don’t even remember what she was saying. But they will remember how she looks.


Joe on January 11, 2013 at 6:19 am

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