The View co-host Meghan McCain blasted the media Thursday as she announced her departure from the popular day-time talk show.
The first hot topic of the day was McCain’s decision to leave. And she took a dig at the media for how reporters cover the show, which features one moderator and four panelists, all of whom are female.
“My final note to the world watching, the show will continue, the show will probably be here … long after we’re all long gone,” Meghan McCain said. “The media needs to do a better job of covering the women on this show in general. As Joy (Behar) pointed out, it is not a fair fight. We are covered with deep misogyny and sexism by the media.”
The show generates headlines on a daily basis. But the headlines usually center around McCain and the on-air fights she seems to pick with the other panelists. Trail-blazing journalist Barbara Walters started the show in 1997. It was unique in that it offered viewpoints of multiple generations of women. The View never steered away from passionate political hot topics and usually had at least one host who was conservative and one who was liberal.
McCain, the daughter of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, was the conservative voice on the show for the past four years. She’ll finish her tenure with The View at the end of July. The show is based in New York. But because of the Covid 19 pandemic, the hosts started doing their parts, remotely, from home. McCain spent the pandemic in Washington, D.C. with her husband, who is editor of a conservative website. The two are new parents of daughter, Liberty.
McCain said if five men “were doing what we do on this show every day, I really do believe we would have a Pulitzer Prize at this point.” Instead, this season, The View didn’t even pick up an Emmy nomination for outstanding talk show.
Social media does like to keep up with McCain’s appearance, mostly documenting her choices in hairstyles. McCain might have been directing some of the misogyny comments towards those tweets.
Last Month, McCain and Goldberg Exchanged Words On The View. Apologies Followed.
Last month, McCain and moderator Whoopi Goldberg exchanged words at the end of a segment on Joe Biden. McCain interrupted Goldberg when it was Goldberg’s time to talk.
Goldberg said: “I don’t care that you don’t care, just hear what I’m saying!”
And McCain responded: “Well I don’t care that you don’t care, Whoopi, so we’re even.” The audience could see McCain roll her eyes. Goldberg said: “Well then good, Meghan, then you can be how you always are.”
When The View came back from commercial, Goldberg apologized, as did McCain. The incident trended on Twitter for much of the afternoon.
McCain said her father encouraged her to take the job on The View because he liked the women on the show.
“COVID changed the world for all of us,” said McCain, as she talked about why she was leaving The View. “And it changed the way, at least for me, the way I’m looking at life, the way I’m living my life, the way I want my life to look like. This was not an easy decision. It took a lot of counsel, and prayer, and talking to my family and my friends.”