Joy Behar-Meghan McCain's screaming match proves The View made the right call with their conservative voice
Meghan's presence on the show has been criticized for a while now, Joy's outburst cements her role.
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.
Meghan...watch the tape yourself. Joy was clearly talking about Gen. Kelly's response... NOT about sexual assault. You don't listen. You react. I'm sure you'll get better at that as you get older but at least be honest with yourself. Watch the tape.— KarenO (@kar73) February 9, 2018
"Oh, really? Oh, really? We'll see."— Cj (@chi_loner) February 9, 2018
Did Joy just "catch me outside how bout dat" Meghan? 😂 pic.twitter.com/Hc5RPC0DQD
Meghan McCain has no sense of humor, like many Republicans. She has such an attitude, rolling her eyes and shaking her head. She pissed Joy Behar off today. Joy called her off. 👏👏— Brasilmagic (@Brasilmagic) February 9, 2018
Meghan McCain throws down with Joy Behar after she claims to be 'offended by Republicans' https://t.co/PKwOoG0pQF @TheView - can you please find a stable REPUBLICAN for the show? Embarrassing > @MeghanMcCain ) @joyvbehar @WhoopiGoldberg— Bruce (@wbruce44) February 9, 2018
All hell just broke out on The View between Meghan McCain &Joy Behar. It's been coming for a long time. Meghan just can't control her anger & tone in her voice. She's an expert at twisting words & their meanings. Please, put Anna Navarro in her place.#TheView#WeWantAnaNavarro— Tammy Clary (@tclary1687) February 9, 2018
Joy Behar is as GROSS as it gets when it comes to liberal hate.— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) February 9, 2018
Meghan McCain didn’t let her nasty smugness go... https://t.co/c7SMnRu1Sx
Ok people, Joy Behar did not attack Meghan McCain. Joy was making a point about John Kelly. And instead of listening to what Joy was saying, Meghan put words in Joy’s mouth and made it seem Joy was making light of abuse.#TheView— Syl (@slawscott) February 9, 2018
I stood up and clapped 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽when Joy Behar put Meghan McCain in her place...😂😂😂😂😂#TheView— Syl (@slawscott) February 9, 2018
Joy is not having anymore of Meghan's bullshit. Joy was like, " don't come for me, if I didn't send for you"...You will put some RESPECT on Joy's name. Joy is the O.G. of #THEVIEW— Chenisa Whitaker (@LadeeNiecee) February 9, 2018
Well, DAMN. Got hot 4a min.Where'sWhoopi when u need her? My two cents: I can't stand Meghan at all.Not jus cuz she's Repub but bcuz she's in denial & has big mouth.Not at all like her dad— NinaSky_2 (@NinaSky_2) February 10, 2018
Meghan McCain, Joy Behar Got Into Shouting Match on 'The View' https://t.co/4Bndqo6Ma3
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