Meghan McCain is joining DailyMail.com as a columnist
is joining DailyMail.com as a columnist in her first professional media move since quitting two months ago after regularly clashing with co-hosts over her conservative views.
The outspoken TV host and writer left the ABC show in July with two years remaining on her contract to move to Washington, where she will now write for DailyMail.com.
In a statement on Thursday, Meghan said she was looking forward to sharing her opinions ‘without fear of favor.’
‘It’s a privilege to join the DailyMail.com team as a columnist. I’ve been an avid reader of the website for many years and have been impressed by its global influence and reach. It truly is a juggernaut.
‘I’ve always respected the way DailyMail.com tackles issues across the entire political spectrum and 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,’ Meghan said on Thursday.
The 36-year-old lives in Washington DC with her husband, Ben Domenech, the founder and publisher of the conservative news site The Federalist.
The pair welcomed their daughter Liberty in 2020.
Meghan regularly clashed with her View co-hosts on the show over issues like the Republican party and anti-Semitism.
In one exchange, Joy Behar inexplicably fumed at Meghan for saying more sympathy should be shown to hate crimes against Jews.
‘I just wish we could bring that same energy towards hate crimes directed towards Jewish people as we do with every other minority, which we should,’ Meghan said.
Behar snapped back: ‘I mean, I’ve been talking about anti-Semitism on this show for 25 freaking years. Don’t tell me what I’m supposed to be saying, Meghan, okay? You do your thing, we do ours.’
Meghan, with her late father Senator John McCain, who was revered on both sides of the aisle. Meghan was a host on The View for four years before quitting in July
Behar also claimed that the Republican party ‘doesn’t care’ about allegations of sex trafficking involving Representative Matt Gaetz which Meghan – whose late father, Senator John McCain, was revered on both sides of the aisle – disagreed with.
‘Well first of all, I have family members and good friends who all work on Capitol Hill in Republican politics, and trust me, the Republican party and people on Capitol Hill are embarrassed by this.
‘So, I think I have a lot better sourcing on that than you do Joy, no offense,’ she said.
Season 25 of The View began this week without Meghan.
Brian Teta, the show’s executive producer, said yesterday in an interview with People that they would not rush to fill her position.
‘This is such an important seat for us to fill at the table so we’re going to ‘take a little time’ to make sure we find the right fit.
Meghan lives in Washington DC with her husband, Ben Domenech, and their daughter Liberty
McCain is pictured above with mother Cindy McCain and her daughter Liberty
Meghan shared her excitement on Twitter on Thursday morning
‘It goes back to Barbara Walters’ original direction – different women with different views. It’s essential that the audience can relate to different points of View at our table.’
Meghan’s first DailyMail.com column will be published in the week beginning September 20.
Martin Clarke, Publisher and Editor-In-Chief said on Thursday: ‘I’m delighted to welcome Meghan to the DailyMail.com team.
‘Meghan’s column will be a space for her to have her uncensored say on the news of the day whether it be political, breaking news, showbiz or issues based.’
‘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.’
The outspoken daughter of the late Senator John McCain has become a leading Republican voice in the media over the years. She and her father are pictured with co-host Whoopi Goldberg
Prior to her hosting gig on The View, McCain was propelled onto the media scene as a columnist for The Daily Beast, a Fox News host and an MSNBC contributor.
McCain launched a docuseries in 2013 – Raising McCain – in which she was followed around the country covering current events and topics, including feminism and bullying.
She then went on to host the late-night news program ‘TakePart Live’ on Pivot TV.
McCain is also a New York Times best-selling author having published her first book in 2008: My Dad, John McCain.
Meghan’s second book Bad Republican will be published in October 2021.
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