Rielle Hunter CRUSHED By Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View

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Rielle Hunter was eviscerated on The View yesterday as the gabfest panel, in particular Whoopi Goldberg, went nuclear on John Edwards' mistress.

"In your book, you trash a dead lady," Goldberg stated, referring to Rielle Hunter's new tell-all book, in which she bashes Elizabeth Edwards often.

"That was kind of crappy."

Regarding What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me, the author responded, "I wrote to tell the truth. I was truthful about their dynamic."

In the interview, Hunter acknowledged that despite recent photos of the happy family on a North Carolina beach, she broke up with John Edwards.

Asked if the split was caused by her memoir, Rielle dodged. "I don't want to hide any more," she said. "It's hard under media scrutiny, it takes a toll."

The mother of Edwards' love child spent a good part of the interview defending herself. "I'm not a mistress, I'm a mom," Rielle Hunter insisted.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck wasn't buying it: "Truth be told, you were a mistress." 

Even Barbara Walters piled it on, saying she had a "bone to pick" with Hunter for accusing Walters of "bullying" after Rielle's interview with Oprah.

"I have no idea what you mean by that," Walters said. "I've done thousands of interviews and I've never bullied or screamed at anyone."

"I've made people cry, but I've never screamed."

"It's not the first time, and it won't be the last, that people remember things differently," replied Hunter, who may want to skip The View on her next PR tour.


I watched the entire View interview with Rielle Hunter. She was NOT eviscerated and frankly I'm surprised how little the hosts laid into her! Yes, Whoopi made a comment about her trashing a dead woman, which she did!


Good job Barbara. Even though Walters had an affair with married Senator Edward Brook back in the day.


I agree with Stormrider...the hypocrisy of these bitches on "The View"...REEEEEEEEEEEKS! With the affairs in their past...who do they think THEY are?!?


Rielle is just another wanna be sex symbol; she badly wants her 15 minutes of fame; Rielle is nothing more than poor white trash and that is just the way they treated her and rightly so. Does she really expect to be praised for writing a book about sleeping with a rich and powerful man. She wants money and I am glad they put her in her place. She spoke badly about Elizabeth Edwards and she deserved to be put down for talking badly about her; she was a mother and a wife and she is deceased and deserves not to be spoken badly about. Maybe the next time Rielle should interview with a man maybe they will be more sympathetic of her exploits. Because it is perfectly obvious that these women weren't feeling her at all.


I agree with almost everyone commenting on Hunter being on "The View." An intelligent person with common sense who know they would be a target of criticism going on any talk show, not just "The View"; especially one where she is bad mouthing her lover's wife for crying out loud!!Why would Rielle put herself in this situation unless it was for money? Well I don't blame Barbara, Whoopie, ELisabeth, or Joy for the comments made to Rielle; she put herself in this position to be ridiculed. If she kept saying to America and the world it's none of our business what they did and what she did she should have never made it public. She brought all this on herself; it is in the Bible, "We reap what we soe" and she is reaping what she has sown by tearing a marriage / family apart and not caring who she hurt.


Nice work ladies!! She deserves everything you have to dish out!


Rielle Hunter never gave a damn about Cate Edwards or the two younger children. She caused that family untold grief. I can't believe she waited no more than 5 seconds after John Edwards trial was over to set the Edwards house on fire (with the children inside) again!!!!! How could she write such garbage about EE for her children to read!!! It's CRAZY she thought she'd be able to be those children's step mother!! At this point, even John Edwards has to hate her. She make Edwards sound like a Dickless Wonder. And boy did she ever destroy his entire life.


When asked questions, Rielle seemed to only hear what she wanted to hear. She calculated everything from the beginning. She knew how to extract every dollar from people, society, the media, you name it!
She just ignored a terminally ill wife because her target was such an easy one.


They all deserved each other. Elizabeth is the only person on that show with any sense. Ms. Hunter got just what was coming to her. Stupid bitch. I read Andrew Young's book and he did not paint a pretty picture about Elizabeth Edwards. She did come off as hell on wheels but at least she was alive. I will not pay to buy Ms Hunter's book to find out how close she comes to Young's description but the woman is dead and has living children. Have some respect, dumb ass. She was a coniver and it appears is getting what she deserves. A woman without a husband to help her raise her daughter. The poor child is the one that will suffer in the long run. They've all made their beds, now time to lie in them.......alone!


Whoopie and Barbara have got a nerve calling Hunter a "mistress". Whoopie did the same thing when she was beddng Ted Danson and he was married. Barbara admitted going with a married man before.So what's the difference? All three acted like what they are SLUTS.

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