On a recent episode of The View, chaos ran rampant as Meghan McCain, the show's resident conservative, claimed she did not trust the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci.
She claims Fauci is too partisan to trust, unlike Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The rest of the View hosts were understandably flabbergasted by these beliefs.
You can see the exchange here:
Fauci Says U.S. Going In Wrong Direction | The View youtu.be
After referencing a Washington Post article that concluded the virus spread more quickly in regions of the country dominated by Fox News host Sean Hannity, host Sunny Hostin commented:
"People are listening to these news personalities and reading and consuming this type of conservative media that's still going to be downplaying wearing masks, still downplaying the numbers, I don't think we're going to see this huge cultural shift."
McCain responded angrily:
"I'm one hundred percent willing to say on television I do not have faith and trust in Dr. Fauci in the way that I did [in March]. The narrative continues to confuse me."
"Republicans are the devil, but protestors for Pride, and protestors for Black Lives Matter, it's fine and the pandemic doesn't exist."
The View devolved into yet another shouting match after Meghan McCain appeared to say that she trusts Tucker Carlso… https://t.co/EQM5UNxWkg— The Daily Beast (@The Daily Beast)1593621604.0
As the other hosts insisted that no one at the show was making this argument, McCain continued:
"You know, I'm the only conservative on this show and I leave this place and all I do, pretty much, is consume conservative media…"
"As much as you want to trash Fox News, Tucker Carlson has the highest approval ratings and numbers in Fox News history right now, partly because he's saying, in a much more eloquent way, what I'm saying right now."
"And there's a lot of anger and frustration about this hypocrisy."
If you're looking for official information, a cable news opinion show is really not the best place to get it.
@thedailybeast Another reminder that you will be a happier person if you do not watch The View.— Michael P Wilson (@Michael P Wilson)1593621781.0
@thedailybeast @ACalmRainStorm Anybody who references Tucker Carlson as a news source simply cannot be taken seriously.— WTF America?!? 🌊 (@WTF America?!? 🌊)1593622640.0
If you have to choose a source of non-partisan information, however, Dr. Fauci is believed by many to be far more reliable than any person in Fox News' opinion department.
Fox News has an opinion department where shows led by pundits are placed and a separate news department.
The issue comes when people think the opinion programs, categorized as entertainment shows by Fox News itself, for actual news coverage.
@thedailybeast It just shows you how smart McCain is. Tucker over fauchi. REALLY!!!!! https://t.co/9WnRgu9IQR— lynn ramesbottom johnson (@lynn ramesbottom johnson)1593621839.0
@thedailybeast Of course when an expert disagrees with you, you no longer trust him. That's why you consult experts… https://t.co/WTGY4qLco9— Marika Gerrard (@Marika Gerrard)1593621783.0
Twitter had had enough of McCain and let her know it.
Hi, my name is @MeghanMcCain, my job on #TheView is 2 interrupt everyone while they are speaking but get pissed off… https://t.co/DvBfufQ3U7— Jimmy Duhs 🏳️🌈🇺🇸 (@Jimmy Duhs 🏳️🌈🇺🇸)1593618039.0
I agree that Meghan McCain wouldn't throw groceries during a fit. She'd yell for one of the employees to do it for… https://t.co/F2hDFyQFbD— Hollywood Exposed (@Hollywood Exposed)1593617229.0
Meghan McCain loves the St. Louis gun couple because she is the St. Louis gun couple.— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1593538433.0
Meghan McCain lied about her neighborhood being destroyed in NYC when she was actually in Virginia. All you need t… https://t.co/Ov94gynPXq— THE G🤥P'S M🤥RAL BANKRUPTCY (@THE G🤥P'S M🤥RAL BANKRUPTCY)1593620561.0
Meghan McCain is complaining about Fauci, says he’s not trustworthy, she complains about protests for BLM and for L… https://t.co/nYDy32dCRY— Sam Strosity (@Sam Strosity)1593623761.0
With cases surging across the country, this is absolutely not the time to be inspiring doubt in health experts.
While their uncomfortable truths may not be as popular as comfortable lies, but popularity of message doesn't influence facts.
@TheView McCain saying she doesn't trust Dr. Fauci is dangerous to a fault. We have too many people not taking prec… https://t.co/UR25Frr9AN— Woodswoman (@Woodswoman)1593627360.0
Please @TheView For @MeghanMcCain to put Dr Fauci on the same stage as Rand Paul is dangerous. Her laughing at the… https://t.co/5kiP6NbTnc— GauchoJon (@GauchoJon)1593647394.0
At least Hostin offered studies and articles to back up her opinions.
@TheView Y'all should be ashamed that @MeghanMcCain sits up there, spewing GOP talking points while Sunny reference… https://t.co/AZMs6pwrZL— Jazz (@Jazz)1593626842.0
@TheView Compare your country to other countries - science matters.— Teresa (@Teresa)1593661260.0
@TheView I think Megan needs to understand that the BLM protest or Pride parade are outdoor but you were complainin… https://t.co/m8jkHwCQ6j— Read_Choose (@Read_Choose)1593628093.0
Fans of The View know it's only a matter of time until McCain's next outburst. Hopefully the next one will come later rather than sooner.