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Whoopi Goldberg Tells Meghan McCain to Shut Up, Thank You

Whoopi Goldberg has had enough of her View co-host Meghan McCain. Haven’t we all?

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The show got off to a rough start on Monday morning during “Hot Topics” while the hosts were discussing impeachment proceedings. After Sunny Hostin pointed out the hypocrisy of any conservative senator that would impeach President Clinton but not impeach President Trump, McCain argued that her job is not to debate the ethics of impeachment, but only to comment on the politics. Sure, Jan.

Goldberg tried to move on to the next topic, and apparently got fed up with McCain’s refusal to stop speaking. McCain went on to wonder, “Do you want to hear a conservative perspective on the show ever?” and Goldberg interjected with something I wish McCain’s co-hosts would say more often: “Girl, please stop talking! Please stop talking right now.”

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McCain, visibly annoyed, then said she would not talk for the rest of the show, to which Goldberg replied, “I’m okay with that.”

So am I! Of course, McCain did not actually remain silent for the rest of the episode, but I would like to remind McCain that there is no shame in quitting, especially when all your coworkers can see through your bullshit from a mile away. New year, new you, right?

 

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tyrannosaurusregina
TyrannosaurusRegina

I saw this clip earlier today and was taken aback by Whoopi Goldberg’s reaction here. It struck me as rude and disrespectful (I’d NEVER speak to a coworker like that), especially in a context where the hosts are all getting paid to talk and disagree. I am not a fan of Meghan McCain either, but she hardly was able to finish a single sentence, much less make a full point or argument, before both Sunny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg began talking over her. And then when McCain tried to keep talking over them to finish her point (which I would have done, too), Goldberg basically told her to shut up and then she cut to commercial. I don’t watch The View regularly (nor do I follow Meghan McCain column here on Jez) so I don’t know the broader context of their dynamic. But this exchange just 100% will add to the conservative oppression narrative that drives conservatives deeper into exclusively far-right “news” sources and drove disengaged voters to turn out for Trump in 2016.