After leaving ‘The View’ earlier this summer, Meghan McCain did not remain unemployed for long. She announced her new gig on Thursday, which she claims will allow her to offer unfettered opinions.
“I am so excited to work in a completely uncensored space,” McCain announced on Twitter to her nearly 800,000 followers. Whether that comment amounts to a veiled allusion to some behind-the-scenes, free-speech restrictions imposed at the ABC TV show is speculative, but it will interesting to see if any further clarity emerges.
To be more specific, the high-traffic Daily Mail website has named McCain, 36, as a columnist. “Everything in my life these days is about going back to basics. I started as a columnist & am thrilled at the chance to return to it,” she asserted.
McCain described herself as a longtime avid reader of DailyMail.com and that she “always respected the way [it] tackles issues across the entire political spectrum” and that “I’m looking forward to sharing my own opinions without fear or favor on the important issues that matter to our readers across the globe.”
Her first column is set to appear on or around September 20.
“I’ve always been impressed with Meghan’s ability to generate discussion and debate and I look forward to her columns tackling what Americans are talking about,” Daily Mail publisher and editor-in-chief Martin Clarke said about his new hire.
Everything in my life these days is about going back to basics. I started as a columnist & am thrilled at the chance to return to it @DailyMail – I am so excited to work in a completely uncensored free space. Thank you for this opportunity Martin Clarke! https://t.co/N1BXXO1g23
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) September 9, 2021
Although she often bought into their narratives to some degree, McCain famously had a contentious relationship with the liberal ladies on The View, a show that just kicked off its 25th season, over their fundamental political differences, particularly with co-host Joy Behar.
It may or may not have been an initial expectation, but it turned out that McCain’s Never Trump bona fides hardly provided a safe space from negative feedback and liberal ridicule either on the New York City-based show, on social media, or in the corporate media generally.
The new mom now lives in D.C. with husband Ben Domenech, the occasional ‘Fox News Primetime’ host who is the co-founder and publisher of The Federalist, and their daughter Liberty.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 29, 2021
“This is extremely difficult for me to say: I once thought I truly knew Joe Biden and he helped me through pain and grief, for which I am grateful. This man on tv giving this speech, I do not recognize this man. God help our country. God help the Americans we have abandoned,” she wrote on August 31.
This is extremely difficult for me to say:
I once thought I truly knew Joe Biden and he helped me through pain and grief, for which I am grateful.
This man on tv giving this speech, I do not recognize this man. God help our country. God help the Americans we have abandoned.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 31, 2021
Hard feelings obviously persisted between the McCain family and former President Trump.
While in office, Trump was legitimately critical Sen. McCain for withholding the crucial vote for a full Obamacare repeal at the 11th hour, despite McCain campaigning against the Affordable Care Act.
In the absence of Meghan McCain who left the show after four seasons, The View says that, for now, it will fill the so-called conservative chair with a rotating group of co-hosts. The roster is set to include Condoleezza Rice, Gretchen Carlson, Eboni K. Williams, Mary Katharine Ham, Carly Fiorina, Alyssa Farah, Cameran Eubanks, and S.E. Cupp.
The common denominator is that most, if not all, of them are Never Trumpers, and some aren’t conservative by any reasonable metric.
The reaction was mixed on social media after Meghan McCain shared her career news. Here is just a small sample:
Can’t wait to read you! ❤️
— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) September 9, 2021
So proud of you. Love you. Congratulations. xo
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) September 9, 2021
Thanks for letting us know what to avoid!!
— Lumber Jane (@LumberJane61) September 9, 2021
are you implying #TheView censored you? if so, you are so wrong. you made SURE your opinions were heard by talking non stop, talking over everybody else, etc.
— Susi Learn 🎨🌵🦉🏄🏻♀️🌎🐎 (@EtsiSusi) September 9, 2021
Congratulations. Your job on the view was a very difficult one. While I don’t agree with you on your politics, I do think you have every right to express them. The view is now 1 sided.
— Poppy 🇨🇦🏴 (@PoppyOjeda) September 9, 2021
Don’t go away mad, just go away.
— Shelley (@foonders) September 9, 2021
I’m laughing. She’s going to work for that trashy gossip rag @DailyMail. Perfect.
— Milenaac (@milenaac) September 9, 2021
I would like to congratulate you on your new job, and thank you for leaving the View, it’s much nicer not having the whining and negativity on the show!
— Rob (@obimac78) September 9, 2021
Right, so you can spread your lies and disinformation without consequence. I’m sure your father, who you like to invoke constantly, would be proud.
— Clown Slayer (@Karen_Santiago1) September 9, 2021
Lol. Meghan, you didn’t start as a columnist. You started as a rich, privileged kid of a famous and well-liked parent.
The Daily Mail 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Rachel🌊😷😢🌏❤️ (@RachMiata) September 9, 2021
Amazing Meghan. Congrats xo
— Eve Barlow (@Eve_Barlow) September 9, 2021
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