Following news that ABC’s liberal daytime talk program The View was having trouble finding a permanent Republican co-host to replace Meghan McCain, the show was widely criticized by critics on Monday.
According to Politico, the current standing co-hosts have expressed their dissatisfaction with the apparently endless rotating door of guest co-hosts since McCain’s departure in the summer, and have placed pressure on executive producer Brian Teta to find a permanent successor.
Before taking off for the holidays, the ladies of the View said they’re tired of the rotating cast of republican women but the show can’t find its conservative “unicorn” https://t.co/98J9mhZJkG— Tara Palmeri (@tarapalmeri) December 27, 2021
According to the report, it has been nearly six months and they still could not find a replacement. This led to Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin turning up the pressure to choose a replacement. They have aired their disappointment about the slow process.
According to the site, the show will continue to audition possible presenters and will bring back certain prior guest hosts, such as Alyssa Farah, but will also welcome others, such as Bari Weiss and Lisa Ling, who aren’t widely regarded as true conservatives.
Previous complaints from a number of former conservative co-hosts, including McCain, that they were pressured by other co-hosts and ABC management were addressed in the study, and it was observed that such a reputation didn’t assist the search.
Critics panned the show on social media, with some stating that it required more than one conservative presenter to be balanced, and others claiming that it was being controlled by anti-conservative maniacs who were scaring away suitable candidates.
Maybe they should have *two*, which might make the cast more stable and also more balanced. Turning one woman into an isolated piñata certainly doesn’t work for recruitment. https://t.co/3WT7ysYCE9— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) December 27, 2021