Monday, June 17, 2024

Meghan McCain Says Leaving to Live in D.C., But “The View” Had No Emmys Noms This Year For the First Time Ever


Meghan McCain says she’s leaving “The View” because she likes living in Washington, DC.

“When I said goodbye to all of you in the studio, I found out I was pregnant,” McCain said on The View today. “I came to the D.C. area, and we have this incredible life here. And as any new mom knows, when I think about where I want Liberty to have her first steps, I have a really wonderful life here.”

But this year “The View” had no Daytime Emmy nominations for the first time ever. The show is wracked with contentiousness, and not the kind people love to watch. McCain just talks and talks and says nothing of value.

So it’s time to go. The lack of Emmy nominations this year was shocking. It was the first time since 1998. Last year, “The View” won Best Informational Show. So the snub this year was devastating.

Despite the NY Post claiming ABC did everything they could to keep McCain, I think they’re relieved whether this is her decision or theirs. “The View” audience really doesn’t need a nutty conservative on the show. Every time they’ve had one — think Hasselbeck– it’s gone wrong.

During the farewell segment, Sunny Hostin was very funny, by the way. She said that John McCain warned her in advance of Meghan joining the show: “She’s a pain in the ass.”

The father really had the daughter’s number!

PS Meghan isn’t gone so fast. She’ll be there all this month until “The View” goes into August re-runs. Paraphrasing here, but she observed: “We still have a month left to fight.”

Whoopi Goldberg, hobbled from sciatica, probably reached for the pain killers!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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