“The View” dismissed a report that co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck was told to not wear a T-shirt supporting John McCain.
An online report suggested that Elizabeth Hasselbeck could not wear her pro-McCain shirt on the show after a conference call between ABC and â€œViewâ€ producers.
According to the online report, the apparent “View” insider claimed: “The number of complaints â€” phone calls and e-mails and even negative studio audience comments regarding the T-shirt were staggering, and the network does not want it happening again. How she got away with wearing it on air is anybodyâ€™s guess, but it definitely will not happen again.”
However, a representative from the daytime show said that the report is not true. The representative revealed: “Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie, executive producers of â€˜The Viewâ€™ donâ€™t think itâ€™s appropriate to wear tee-shirts (sic) endorsing either candidate, but would never forbid any of the co-hosts from expressing themselves.”
The representative, who also denies there was ever a conference call discussing the T-shirt in question, added: “Additionally, Elisabeth designed her ‘Great AmeriCAIN’ T-Shirt. She is a designer by trade and has shown it twice before on-air on ‘The View.'”