Are Meghan McCain’s days numbered on The Bitchfest?
Whoopi Goldberg was noticeably exuberant on The View on Monday when warring co-hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar were out sick – and insiders have revealed to DailyMail.com that if Whoopi had it her way – one of them would be out for good.
Goldberg announced during the show’s opening that both Behar and conservative commentator McCain were ill but ‘will be back,’ warning people online not to start any rumors.
But insiders revealed Whoopi is growing less tolerant of McCain’s blow-ups on camera and the EGOT winner’s positive energy on Monday’s show was proof.
‘Whoopi is at her breaking point with Meghan. She’s been trying to hang in there, especially keep the peace with Meghan and Joy, but we all know she’s about to break,’ a source told DailyMail.com.
Beyond McCain’s on-air rants and spats with co-hosts, the source said she’s even more difficult behind the scenes.
The 34-year-old former Fox News commentator has reportedly developed a reputation for being nasty to certain producers, to the hair and makeup team and she regularly complains about the show’s executive producers to ABC bosses.
Filling in for McCain was Tara Setmayer, an ABC and CNN contributor, whom Goldberg once told on air, ‘I wish you would come on here more.’
Rounding out the table was The View regular co-host Sunny Hostin and Friday host Ana Navarro.
Goldberg told producers on set, according to the source: ‘I could get used to shows like this. You all know what the difference was today.’
Apparently Whoopi wasn’t the only one who enjoyed Monday’s combination. Viewers on Twitter celebrated the pairing as well.
‘Did you notice how happy everyone was? Nobody was givin side-eye to the other hosts. It was great,’ @candice7799 wrote.
‘Finally a sensible conversation with sensible Republicans!! #TheView see how that went smoothly and everybody let the other one finish their sentence!!,’ @lanorikabeautif wrote.
‘#theview – Tara and Ana!!! Adult conversations today!! Gonna miss joy tho,’ wrote @jessica_2630 with an meme of a man dancing.
‘It was a great day on #theview No toxic behavior and taking the fun out of conversation. @abc Please hire Tara full time. Perfect cast. Whoopi, Joy, Sunny, Ana and Tara. The other two can go back to Fox News where they want to be,’ wrote @WhitneyFan90.
‘A gun control discussion with conservative and liberal views expressed with no screeching no eye-rolling, no huffing and puffing, no ‘I’m [fill in the blanks] daughter.’ #TheView,’ wrote @VAKnightStick
The View (aka The Bitchfest) has been on the air for 22 seasons. It was originally conceived as a new kind of talk show intended to appeal to
women daytime audiences. The layout of the show is supposed to emulate a real-life setting of 4-5 women of diverse backgrounds sitting around a kitchen table or break room table having coffee and talking about stuff.
Lately the show has evolved into 3-4 women with liberal views ganging up on a token fake conservative. I say “token” because there is only one allowed on each show. The liberal view is never outnumbered. I say “fake” because the person filling that role is never someone like Dana Loesch or Michelle Malkin who is a solid conservative as well as being smart, good-looking and assertive. The role of token fake conservative is always played by a moderate or by a genuine fake conservative like Ana Navarro who claims to be a conservative but is really a liberal.
In 2017 the show hired Meggy Mac to play the role of token fake conservative. She is an overweight young moderate Republican whose main qualification is her last name. At the time she was hired her father was seen as a leader of the conservative opposition to Trump. The decision to hire Meggy Mac paid dividends when her father continued his feud with Trump to the grave and beyond.
But it turns out that Miss McCain is a little too conservative on some issues and a lot too assertive all the time. Like her father, she never learned to sit down and shut up. This has brought her into conflict with the show’s Head Bitch (Whoopi) and the Senior Bitch (Joy). The only reason Meggs hasn’t been bounced already is she is still a reliable anti-Trump voice.