Co-host of ABC’s “The View” Meghan McCain is blasting her own show for what she feels is an under-representation of conservative subjects and the “mainstream media” for a lack of “fairness.”
On Wednesday, McCain dubbed herself the “token conservative” in “mainstream media” as she blasted what she claims is an under-representation of conservative viewpoints in the media.
She continued, “What I have found interesting working in what I consider liberal media is not the stories that we talk about, but the stories that we don’t talk about. There’s been a lot of stories, like for example, we’ve never once talked about Hunter Biden as a hot topic on this show, whereas Ivanka Trump or Donald Trump Jr. cough in the wrong direction and it probably would’ve taken up the first two blocks.”
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"What I have found interesting working in what I consider liberal media is not the stories that we talk about, but the stories that we don't talk about."
WATCH: Meghan McCain went off on The View while discussing "fairness in the media" on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/abftwqEd2t
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Additionally, McCain said she does not “agree” with two stories that Fox News ran that turned out to be wrong and said the network should apologize for them.
In recent days, Fox News had to make corrections to two stories. The first claimed that President Joe Biden’s climate plan wanted to limit Americans’ consumption of burgers. Another story claimed that migrant children were being given copies of Vice President Kamala Harris‘ children’s book as a welcome gift.
But McCain claimed that Fox News and other conservative outlets “need to exist” because “everything else is liberal.”
“There’s a reason why Fox is killing it in the ratings and laps everyone else. It’s because it seems like it’s rigged. It’s rigged every place else. You think Jim Acosta isn’t an activist? I don’t have any trust in people on CNN. I take such umbrage at this entire concept that liberal media which runs all of media, all of tech, all of entertainment, all of music, all of culture, all of politics, all three branches of government, I’m supposed to feel bad there’s two things from Fox News that have been inaccurate?”
Finally, she said, “I mean, let’s go down the list of things that are inaccurate on CNN and NBC. And then, we can talk about fairness in the media.
While McCain did not provide a specific example of one of the other networks publishing a story that was wrong or biased, conservatives have long claimed that the media is biased against them.
In April, Fox News beat out its competition in ratings as it averaged 2.24 million viewers during its primetime programming, compared to MSNBC, which came in second with an average of 1.58 million viewers.
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