Meghan McCain was so deeply toxic, all of her coworkers wanted her fired

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I always hated covering Meghan McCain whenever she did or said something awful on The View. But now that she “resigned,” I can’t get enough of these stories about how everyone hated Meghan. As with everything pertaining to The View, the behind-the-scenes gossip is a million times more interesting than whatever happens on-screen. Apparently, Meghan McCain was a toxic a–hole to everyone but she always had the support of the old guard at ABC News. Then in May, Kim Godwin came in as the new president of ABC News and The View’s ladies had a big meeting with the new management and they were like “fire this toxic POS.”

It’s the worst-kept secret that Meghan McCain was not a favorite among the ladies at “The View.” But sources tell Page Six that she became so insufferable that even “chill” Whoopi Goldberg could no longer take her.

“Everyone was at their wits’ end — even Whoopi, and she’s the chillest of them all. Whoopi is never going to advocate for anyone to get fired. She’s not about that, but she was very clear that she no longer wanted to work with Meghan,” a source told Page Six.

The source quipped that part-time conservative co-host Ana Navarro “probably drank so many g-ddamn margaritas” to celebrate McCain’s announcement last week that she’s leaving the show at the end of the month. Sources told Page Six that Goldberg, Navarro and Joy Behar all expressed that they no longer wanted to work with McCain. One source said, “It happened as soon as [new ABC News president] Kim [Godwin] came in. It was right after Joy and Meghan’s huge [on-air] blow-up [in May] where the network called an emergency meeting. They told new management, ‘We don’t want to work with her anymore.’”

The source added, “Whoopi was clear that she didn’t want to work with her either. There have been so many well-documented issues, and [Meghan] has not made a good impression on new management,” the source said. Another insider added, “[The hosts] all came with complaints to Kim about Meghan.”

Multiple sources and insiders told us the old regime at ABC always had McCain’s back. In fact, when McCain and Sunny Hostin weren’t getting along, sources told us former brass relayed to Hostin, “‘Get along with Meghan or get out.’ Meghan hated Sunny and didn’t trust her. She thought she was leaking stories about her and it was a bad situation. [ABC brass] essentially told Sunny, ‘Don’t make us have to choose between you and Meghan because we’re not going to choose you.’ And they’ve had a faux friendship ever since,” the first source said.

A third source acknowledged the duo’s rough patch, but said they eventually developed a genuine friendship and admiration for each other. “They were in a bad place at one time. They speak every day now and have been there for each other,” they said.

[From Page Six]

Sources also told Page Six that McCain was ready to move on but “they got what they wanted. Meghan has been wanting to leave for a long time. She is sick of fighting this fight.” Yeah, no. Meghan McCain isn’t the type to be “sick of fighting this fight.” She’s a deplorable, toxic a–hole who loves to create conflict and drama. That’s her personality. Which is one of the reasons why I’ve always hated the way The View is operated. You can have genuine, good-faith conflicts with coworkers on air about a news story or an interview, and you can have legitimate differences of opinion with your friends. And instead of representing that, the View’s producers have always gleefully sought the lowest common denominator, especially when they allowed a toxic personality like McCain to run roughshod over the show.

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  1. FancyHat says:

    I wasn’t a huge fan of her fathers but even I am shocked at what an asshole his daughter is. She really is an embarrassment to the family.

    Her husband is a sexist jackass so maybe he’ll demand she be a stay-at-home mom.

    • Darla says:

      The fact that she married that guy told me all I needed to know.

      • EnormousCoat says:

        Why does she even have a career? She’s an actual stupid person. And I don’t say that as a cover for her grossness, because she’s also vile. But man, what an utter and complete idiot.

    • Me says:

      Lying about Manhattan during COVID when she wasn’t even here! Yeah, whatever for Johnsdottur—I want to know who is bankrolling her sleazy husband and his ‘publication.’ Is is the Russians or the PRC? It’s not anyone loyal to the US.

    • Ana170 says:

      I’m not. Her father was very much like her at one point. He was a lazy, entitled, angry and obnoxious jackass, coasting on his father and grandfather’s names. That only started to change when he became a POW.

      • april says:

        He also cheated many times on his crippled first wife who had children with him. He got engaged to Cindy while still being married to his first wife. This was all in a MSNBC documentary when he was running for president. To his credit, he did say he was not proud of what he did in his first marriage and did not deny the facts in the documentary. He did try hard to be a better person however I didn’t vote for him.

  2. You Know Me says:

    Don’t they know who her father is???????????????????????????? hahaha

  3. Miranda says:

    “Sick of fighting this fight”? F–king conservatives with their martyr complexes.

  4. Ninks says:

    I will never understand the hair choices she made. Her life choices too, I guess. Can we look forward to seeing her on Fox news soon or has she burned those bridges by being mildly critical of 45?

    • Nyro says:

      The crazy hairstyle came about because for a good while there she stopped trending. She needed some attention.

      • Natters says:

        I prefer to think her stylist hates her and this is how they seek their revenge.

  5. Well Wisher says:

    It is not easy when one has to debate and the other person wants to argue. Whoopi was absent for days and returned using a walker after being treated for sciatica, a condition caused by extreme stress.
    She was visibly in pain. The next day Megan made the announcement.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      Whoopi said her’s was due to a bulging disc.

      • Well Wisher says:

        You are correct, inflamed sciatica nerve due to a bulging disc. Joy added that extreme stress is a contributing factor. There was a flare up and Whoopi had to apologize when she should not have to.

  6. Becks1 says:

    Meghan McCain is an asshole in real life?? I am SHOCKED, shocked I tell you!

    I like Ana Navarro and hope they give her a more prominent position if she wants one.

  7. Jac says:

    It seems like she attributes everything to being conservative when it’s really her lack of ability to articulate points of view or thoughts without being a jerk

    She lacks the ability to have her points seriously considered when she comes off as so abrasive and tends to play the victim

    Rather than grow in a positive way it seems like she hasn’t been able to handle the spotlight well and has been further emboldened and entrenched since she married and seems to have had a difficult time grieving her dad’s death

    Sort of sad…hope she can get out of her own way and be happier as it doesn’t seem like she has been in some ways for a while

  8. Ann says:

    Worst hair on TV is right. What a bitch this woman is. She wanted people to come for her hair. She was dying to have that fight. Toxic. Beyond toxic. I hope she gets chewed up and spit out somewhere on basic cable where she can rot away being John McCain’s disappointing daughter.

  9. TIFFANY says:

    She wanted to move on, to what?

    She is the only one in her family that had a steady income and was throwing money into that fascist website her husband runs.

    This was a straight up easy gig , like all her ones before, and she still out here getting fired.

    • Nyro says:

      Her husband, the gold digger who years ago tweeted about how unattractive he found her. The husband she deserves.

  10. Jay says:

    And just like Piers Morgan, it seems she was given the “out” of resigning rather than being fired for her behaviour.

  11. Nyro says:

    Bill Geddie’s toxic fingerprints are still all over that show. I can’t stand Meghan but she’s still not as awful as Elisabeth Hasselbeck. And that’s saying something because Megan’s a horrible human being. EH was a damn monster.

  12. lucy2 says:

    Wow, her hair…whoever told her she looked good with it pulled super tight was…not a friend.

  13. Marla Singer says:

    Good riddance. She is toxic af! Perfect for fox

  14. Kalana says:

    I stopped watching The View years ago because of Meghan. When Jedidiah was there, the women actually liked each other and had chemistry.

    Who thinks people want to watch the toxic behavior Meghan brought to the show? She wasn’t even good at articulating her views and it felt like she was there more to harass and punish the other women for not being conservatives.

    • april says:

      I’m a democrat but loved Jedidiah. Jedidiah had confidence and self-esteem which Meghan doesn’t have.

  15. JanetDR says:

    The hair choices seem very deliberately awful. I can’t help but wonder how she would look with a cute short cut? She’s still be an awful person though.

  16. TheOriginalMia says:

    I hope Sunny had a few margaritas herself.

  17. WithTheAmerican says:

    Bye trash! Have fun feeling sorry for yourself Do You Know Who My Dad Is horrid hair.

  18. No Name says:

    Oh no, she has her own opinions. OUCH!
    Personally i enjoy those who can have an actual debate instead of just nodding their heads.

  19. Elizabeth says:

    Whoopie is chill and would never advocate for someone getting fired? Are we forgetting how she treated Rosie. I don’t watch the show anymore and haven’t for a long time so I don’t really know anything about McCain but I remember how uncomfortable Whoopie made things for Rosie.