Meghan McCain Instantly Fact-Checked By Neighbor After Claiming Her Manhattan Neighborhood 'Looks Like A War Zone'
Meghan McCain of The View tweeted that her New York City neighborhood was left "a war zone" after a night of unrest—and one of her neighbors stepped in to immediately set her straight.
In a florid tweet on Tuesday in which she took aim at both New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Meghan was unsparing in her description of how the previous's night's unrest, which saw massive peaceful protests along with widespread looting, had affected her neighborhood.
"My neighborhood in Manhattan is eviscerated and looks like a war zone. DeBlasio and Cuomo are an utter disgrace. This is not America. Our leaders have abandoned us and continue to let great American cities burn to the ground and be destroyed."
Kristen Bartlett, who is Co-Head Writer on TBS's Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, is also McCain's neighbor.
She immediately retweeted McCain with a succinct but brutal fact-check.
Meghan, we live in the same building, and I just walked outside. It's fine. https://t.co/ZvwNrjL6P7
— Kristen Bartlett (@kristencheeks) June 2, 2020
Looks like Meghan forgot about how millions of people also live in New York City and they also have eyes and many of them also have Twitter accounts with which to report the situation in the city.
McCain previously expressed outrage over the murder of George Floyd, tweeting that he was "murdered in broad daylight" and urging Floyd's family to obtain their own, independent autopsy to counter the seemingly deceptive narrative of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner in Minnesota.
Regarding the latter, McCain tweeted.
"George Floyd's family must demand an independent autopsy. I don't know what kind of sh*t is attempting to be pulled here but we all know what we saw happen to George on video..."
But McCain also has a history of denigrating the social justice efforts of Black Americans, such as her characterization of NFL player Colin Kaepernick's "taking a knee" protest as disrespectful to both the flag and America in 2018.
On Twitter, her fellow New Yorkers had several laughs at her expense.
HORRIFYING: Just walked my dog through my Manhattan neighborhood where my dog met another dog and they – I cannot believe I am saying this – sniffed each others' butts
— Ari Scott (@ariscott) June 2, 2020
Meghan McCain's birth name is Karen.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) June 2, 2020
This is *chef's kiss*.
— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) June 2, 2020
Finally, living in the same building as her pays off lolol
— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) June 2, 2020
Meghan, I also live in the same building and went for a walk both yesterday and this morning and it's fine.
Btw, @MeghanMcCain I heard you left New York months ago, I thought you abandoned us....are you back?
— Alison Greene (@GrassrootsSpeak) June 2, 2020
Took my normal daily walk in DC this morning. The only thing even vaguely threatening was a bit of unexpected wildlife. pic.twitter.com/pSpihukm4t
— William F Tulloch 🏳️🌈 (@CPTDoomDC) June 2, 2020
LMAOOOOO!!! This tweet made me HOWL b/c your calmness to Meghan's fake hysteria was the perfect blank stare of life.
— Luvvie is writing book 2 (@Luvvie) June 3, 2020
Meghan McCain wins this year's Laura Ingraham Profiles in Hyperbole Award. pic.twitter.com/wrCVvsJKto
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) June 2, 2020
This is one of the most thorough, yet concise, ownings I have ever seen. It also cements Meghan in the same place as all of the other conservatives trying to save face now that their Party is owned by Trump. You're either with us or against us. No more playing both sides.
— Nick Owen (@nowen1980) June 2, 2020
meghan had to wait 29 minutes for her pf chang's order despite telling grubhub twice who her father is, so it's obviously not fine, kristen
— prays w/faint damns (@Cy_Lanced) June 2, 2020
So remember everyone, if you're going to lie on Twitter, at least make it something not easily fact-checked by other people's eyeballs.