Viewers of The View have always been quick to criticize Meghan McCain's presence at the table, accusing her of being a "me me" person and bringing her father John McCain in to all conversations. However, her fight with the beloved liberal Joy Behar proves what she brings to the table – opposing view.
For a majorly liberal show, The View makes an effort to show the other side of every story by bringing in a couple of conservative voices. However, none of them have been as conservative as the daughter of the former Republican presidential candidate. What Meghan brought to the conversation on Friday's episode of the ABC talk show, nonetheless, was probably good ratings over everything else.
While discussing the Rob Porter domestic abuse issue, Joy, who is evidently growing weary of Republicans, made a jibe at Rob Kelly for saying he was "shocked" by the accusations. "Why is Kelly so shocked — shocked, I tell you — all of a sudden?” she asked while smirking.
Meghan, however, got offended by the jokes, saying she does not like the fact that they were making light of a domestic abuse victim's plight. “We're talking the abuse of a woman. I mean — look at that photo! We should not be laughing,” said Meghan.
An annoyed Joy tried to clarify that she was not making a joke at the victim's expense, rather at the people in the White House, who tried to cover up the story. "We're talking about Kelly. We're talking about Kelly! We are not talking about abuse right now."
And, even though their co-host Sunny Hostin tried to intervene and lead conversation back to the topic at hand, Joy and Meghan were already triggered. “It’s very serious and as a Republican, I am offended,” Meghan said, before Joy hit her back with, “As a Democrat, I am offended by Republicans!"
Despite Sunny's desperate efforts, peace could not be brought to the table. While Meghan continued to be petty about Joy's remarks, asking, "Well, you're offended by Republicans, so all Republicans, probably, and… offended by me sitting here because I'm a Republican," Joy said that she had a problem with the party that has no problem backing a racist.
Meghan usually does bring in some strong points, and even hae unique insights when it comes to political stories that most of her co-hosts lack, but this time, however, she may have gotten her personal sentiments get the best of her. While her empathy for Porter's victim is admirable, the fight with Joy seemed completely avoidable.
Nonetheless, the spat may have done wonders for the ratings, considering no one can seem to talk about anything other than Joy and Meghan's screaming match, no matter whose side they are on.
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