“There is a particularly false story that is getting picked up about Elisabeth’s alleged departure, saying we don’t approve of her conservative views,” Walters began.
She continued, “The truth is we love Elisabeth. I like her personally, and she’s a wonderful person. But beyond that, we value and appreciate her point of view. It’s important to us, because Elisabeth helps give the show perspective and balance. And believe me, she’s tougher than she looks.”
“We have no plans for Elisabeth to leave this show,” declared Walters.
She explained, “[Executive producer] Bill [Geddie] and I have always said that when one of you makes the choice to leave, that is your choice, and we will support your decision.”
In other words, since they can’t fire her, they’re going to mentally torture her until she has no choice but to quit. How deliciously evil. I like it.