Earlier this week, we reported that Joy Behar and Meghan McCain had gotten in yet another massive fight on the ABC talk show “The View,” this time bickering about anti-semitism. Now, it’s being reported that this fight was the final straw for the head of ABC, who finally stepped in to tell the two women to cool it with the personal attacks.
Production sources told TMZ that ABC News President Kim Godwin called a last minute meeting of “The View’s” cohost and producers telling them they need to improve the behind-the-scenes culture of the show immediately. The virtual meeting was called after ABC was flooded with pleas to fire McCain over her attacks on Behar, who it should be noted attacks the conservative quite a bit as well.
The insiders said that Godwin, who only just took over as head of ABC earlier this month, told the women that things have gotten way too personal on the show, not with the issues being debated, but with the personal attacks. She added that it’s coming off as toxic to viewers, and that she does not want the program to move in this direction any further.
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McCain, however, was not having any of it. Sources said that she stormed out of the meeting before it ended because she felt like she was being “attacked.”
During the segment on Monday that sparked this fight, expressed her desire to see the same energy put into actions against Jews from the left.
“I would love Democrats to put that same type of energy on to what’s happening on the left, because, quite frankly, this is how people get red-pilled,” she said. “They’re red-pilled when they see the blatant bias in the media, because the media doesn’t want the ‘Squad’ to look bad. They just want [Marjorie Taylor Greene] to look bad.”
Behar responded by saying that she resented what the conservative was saying. She said she’s been fighting against anti-Semitism on the show for “25 years,” and that McCain should have some “respect.” That’s when things really exploded, as McCain was not having any of it.
Check out the segment for yourself below.
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