Americans have endured years of listening to bad take after bad take and hypocritical statement after hypocritical statement, all because the person offering up these under-qualified opinions was the under-qualified child of wealthy and politically powerful parents. The View’s Meghan McCain announced on Thursday that she will be leaving the morning talk show at the end of July. Telling viewers that she was “just going to rip the Band-Aid off,” McCain opened Thursday’s show with the announcement that this was her last season. It was hard to hear the beginning of McCain’s announcement over the sound of privileged kids of political operatives everywhere quickly texting their agents.
“This was not an easy decision. It took a lot of thought, and counsel, and prayer, and talking to my family and close friends and, you know, COVID has changed the world for all of us.” McCain explained that when The View shut down in-studio operations in New York at the start of the pandemic, she moved down to Washington, D.C., full-time, and would like to stay in D.C. now that productions like The View are beginning to go back into the studios. McCain went on to say that being on the show has been a privilege, and called her cohosts the best broadcasters in the country.
McCain was a source of pretty standard and poorly thought-out conservative talking points for most of her time on show. I’ll miss Meghan McCain because her style of speaking always made my long run-on sentences seem Hemingway-tight by contrast. The segment opening the show was very nice and pleasant, and the other hosts on The View were as gracious as one might have expected. So let’s go back and remember the last three years of Meghan McCain’s time on the show.