I haven’t always agreed with Meghan McCain…
But one thing I’m always willing to do is reconsider my opinions. It’s why I was able to go from a HUGE lib to a conservative writer. I base my political opinions on the FACTS in front of me, and I realized I was wrong.
I don’t think I was wrong for disagreeing with Meghan’s opinions. But I AM willing to judge her based on what she’s doing NOW… and honestly, I think she’s done a great job representing a conservative perspective on the View lately.
So yeah… I’m a fan.
She called out Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for RIDICULOUS hypocrisy, she put Joy in her place for an ABSURD comment about Republicans, she PUMMELED Michael Wolff. And that’s just the tip on the iceberg. She’s not allowing the UNHINGED leftist garbage go unchecked, and I appreciate that.
Honestly, I wouldn’t have made it a WEEK. I would have flipped that table and stormed out by now.
Anyway…. while I DETEST the View… I AM glad to hear this… because it means Americans WANT more conservative perspectives in the media!
According to the Washington Times:
“The View” — ABC’s daytime talk show geared toward women — is enjoying a resurgence in its ratings, thanks in part to a new executive producer focusing on politics in the Trump era and to the lone conservative voice among its bevy of liberal co-hosts.
Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain of Arizona, stands out from her TV colleagues as the panel’s only member who is not a comedian or journalist. Since her October arrival, “The View” has notched its best ratings in three seasons.
Again… don’t like the View. But people WANT outspoken conservatives, and it shows! This is AWESOME.
More important, some of her singular show moments caught fire on social media. Her tough Jan. 10 questioning of Michael Wolff, author of the inside the White House tell-all “Fire and Fury,” delighted conservatives in particular.
Media outlets initially fawned over Mr. Wolff’s salacious revelations about the Trump White House. Watching NBC’s Katy Tur letting the author say, “If it rings true, it is true,” without a serious rebuttal infuriated the outspoken Ms. McCain.
“I thought that was absurd,” she said in an interview with The Washington Times.
As time passed, critics on both the left and the right began attacking the book’s veracity. Ms. McCain, 33, led the charge.
“I’m proud of that moment,” she said, adding that too many journalists gave Mr. Wolff “a pass” for shoddy tactics such as sharing information collected off the record. “I’m not going to get to a level where gossip rules the day.”
Ms. McCain also pressed Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, harder than any fellow hosts on “The View” might, reminding him of his “history of misrepresenting statements from private White House meetings” after President Trump’s “s–hole countries” controversy.
Which is AWESOME. Joy just sat there and slobbered.
Those exchanges don’t come easily. Ms. McCain spends hours before and after each show reading all the headlines she can find.
“It’s not that I’m so disciplined,” she said. “I don’t want to be put in any position where they ask a question on the show and I don’t have at least a cursory understanding of it.”
It helps that she’s a pop culture connoisseur, given the show’s breadth of news coverage.
“When Kylie Jenner came out with the pregnancy video, of course I watched it,” she said. “Half the show is hard politics at the top, then we do lighter subjects. If you want to be a host on television, especially on ‘The View,’ you have to be well-versed in it.”
Sounds a lot like being a Chick. I guess we’re ready for our own show. Call us! Thanks!
And while her and Joy go AT IT during the show… Meghan seems to think Joy doesn’t take it too personally.
“The View” is known for its contentious moments, many involving former co-hosts Rosie O’Donnell and conservative commentator Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Tensions run high when the conservative Ms. McCain squares off against her liberal co-hosts now. One of her co-hosts in particular knows how to decompress from those fiery exchanges.
“I’ve never met a woman who shakes off something that happens like Joy Behar,” Ms. McCain said. “We can really go at it … but as soon as it clicks to the commercial, she’s on to the next thing. She doesn’t care. I appreciate and value that in her. I’m less good at that. … I don’t have an easy time shaking things off in the news. I do take it personally.”
Case in point: her staunch pro-life views, which she refuses to dilute for the show or its audience.
“They assume a 33-year-old woman who works in television and lives in New York City [is pro-choice],” Ms. McCain said. “I’m not scared to talk about it. … I have serious problems with many, many ways it’s talked about on television. I like presenting [that perspective] to an audience.”
Don’t get too comfortable, Meghan. Attention Hog Joy’s not going to like it when she realizes that YOU are the reason ratings are going up.
She’s “offended by Republicans” remember? So yeah… she MIGHT have a good game face… but it’s personal, alright.