Elizabeth Hasselbeck started her new job over at “Fox And Friends” this morning, and Twitter has been buzzing ever since.
Hasselbeck, who left her controversial turn on “The View” for the Fox gig, said recently that being offered the job was akin to “being called up to play for one of your favorite teams in the major leagues” and was excited to join the people she considers family after making several guest appearances there. However, Twitter wasn’t so sure about her first day.
Hasselbeck left “The View” in a swirl of rumors about whether she was fired or pushed out by her co-stars, and has only fueled the speculation by refusing to talk about what happened. The executive vice president for Fox programming, Bill Shine, says the move came about after he ran into her agent at a party and set up a meeting with her.
“She’s very smart. She’s very outgoing,” said Shine. “She’s a great on-air talent, a great personality and I think that will do very well for her in the morning.”
But according to some Twitter users, she’s “stepped down” by taking on the job. A good deal of the Twitter buzz about her today seems to be negative, but among Fox viewers, Hasselbeck reportedly got good reivews.
It'll be interesting to see how Elisabeth Hasselbeck manages to victimize herself on Fox News.
— Michael T Kennedy (@MichaelTKennedy) September 16, 2013
Wow, this is so awkward. And it sort of feels sexist somehow: http://t.co/2iTFZwh0xJ
— Bryan Cain (@BCain) September 16, 2013
@ehasselbeck I know you like Fox News, but this is a step down from working with such icons (BW, WG), to these 2 bozos. Good luck.
— Mo (@lovinggolf) September 16, 2013
Elizabeth Hasselbeck makes her debut on “Fox & Friends”…another bimbo misinforming on Fox News…at least we can keep em quarantined now…
— Charlie Vasquez (@CharlieVasquez) September 16, 2013
— Crash MacDuff【ツ】 (@RxMacDuff) September 16, 2013
MUST WATCH: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Makes Her Debut on 'Fox & Friends'! http://t.co/NlWfON1E56 Fantastic sooooo much better than the Gretch!
— Donna (@mosaicgodess) September 16, 2013