Anyone who even remotely follows politics knows that ABC’s “The View” is just another mainstream media echo chamber of left-wing thought featuring four Democratic cheerleaders and one token Republican who gets verbally assaulted by them on a regular basis.
In fact, the abuse became so staunch that it got to the point where the last conservative ‘regular’ — Meghan McCain — dreaded going to work, according to what she wrote in a recently released memoir.
“You can’t imagine how it messes with your self-esteem working in an environment where the worst thing you can be in the world is a Republican during the Trump years,” McCain, who left the show in August and who vehemently opposed the former president, noted in an excerpt of her new audio memoir, “Bad Republican.”
“As the country got worse under Trump, the treatment from Whoopi, Joy, and some of the staff grew meaner and less forgiving,” she continued, adding: “It was as if I had become an avatar for everything they hated about the president. It felt like the co-hosts and staff only knew one Republican — me — and took out all their anger on me, even though I didn’t even vote for Trump.”
Now, The View is on the hunt for another Republican co-host, though it’s likely going to be a tough slog, given McCain’s account and the reputation the left-wing ladies have for being vehemently anti-conservative.
What is even more confounding to politicos is who the show reached out to Fox News’ Kat Timpf, according to a report.
The Daily Beast noted:
Fox News contributor Kat Timpf declined the chance to replace Meghan McCain as the new permanent conservative co-host of The View, Politico Playbook reported on Monday.
With the long-running ABC talk show auditioning right-leaning fill-ins, veteran hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Whoopi Goldberg have reportedly voiced displeasure that the process to replace McCain has taken so long. At the same time, according to Politico, producers are struggling to “find a conservative cast member who checks all the right boxes,” which includes having credibility with GOP audiences while not being prone to conspiracies and election denialism.
“Sources said that the show was eager to recruit young libertarian Kat Timpf, but she turned them down because of the show’s reputation for treating conservatives poorly and her contract with Fox,” Playbook reported.
“Sources said that the show was eager to recruit young libertarian KAT TIMPF, but she turned them down because of the show’s reputation for treating conservatives poorly”https://t.co/fvVATUtdyX— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) December 27, 2021
Kat Timpf Tells Joy Behar And The View To Pound Sand, Turns Down offer To Join The View Because They Treat Conservatives Poorly pic.twitter.com/vH3IiEAytE— Hell On Wheels (@Colt_45_Outlaw) December 28, 2021
“Sources close to the show said that the search has stalled as executives struggle to find a conservative cast-member who checks all the right boxes,” the report said.
“They will not consider a Republican who is a denier of the 2020 election results, embraced the January 6 riots, or is seen as flirting too heavily with fringe conspiracy theories or the MAGA wing of the GOP. But at the same time, the host must have credibility with mainstream Republicans, many of whom still support Donald Trump,” Politico added.
Politico also reported that the show’s four leftist co-hosts were “tired of the rotating cast of Republican guest hosts” and want a permanent replacement.
One former staffer for The View said that the show is “really looking for a unicorn” and that they wanted ”someone who is going to fight — but not too hard, because they don’t want it to be ugly and bickering.”
The criteria, and the show in general, were mocked on social media.
“Most conservatives believe 1/6 was bad and the election wasn’t stolen. They also don’t buy liberal orthodoxy that censoring Biden scandals didn’t affect the election or that The View hosts’ own excuses for political riots should be tolerated. That’s the real issue,” noted Mark Hemingway of RealClearInvestigations, as cited by The Daily Wire.
“Oh, please. Just admit you want a show of liberals for liberals. It would be best for all of us if people could just be truthful,” columnist Karol Markowicz added.
“Finding an approved conservative who’s mostly liberal and won’t beat up on the lame-a*s hosts of @TheView is really what they want,” wrote Dan Gainor of Newsbusters.
Retired U.S. Army infantry officer Kurt Schlichter, an attorney and columnist: “It’s getting harder and harder to find people with approved views.”