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The liberal ABC daytime show “The View” was ridiculed online after struggling to find a permanent Republican co-host to replace Meghan McCain. It turns out not many people want to be on a one-sided show that makes it difficult for open and honest discussions.
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
From Fox News:
The current standing co-hosts expressed that they were tired of the seemingly constant revolving door of guest co-hosts since McCain’s departure in the summer and have put pressure on executive producer Brian Teta to find a permanent replacement, according to Politico’s reporting.
“Nearly six months in, the show has yet to settle on a permanent replacement. And now, the longtime co-hosts — Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin — are upping the pressure to pick a successor, and voicing their displeasure at having to introduce new guest hosts week after week in a seemingly endless process that they find disruptive to the flow of the show,” the report read.
The outlet noted that the show would continue to audition potential hosts and would bring back some previous guest hosts, such as Alyssa Farah, but would also invite others like Bari Weiss and Lisa Ling, neither of whom are largely considered bonafide conservatives.
It’s hard to imagine any big name wanting to be a part of ‘The View’. It looks like all they have left are a bunch of people no one has ever heard of.
“Sources close to the show said that the search has stalled as executives struggle to find a conservative cast-member who checks all the right boxes,” the report added. “They will not consider a Republican who is a denier of the 2020 election results, embraced the January 6 riots, or is seen as flirting too heavily with fringe conspiracy theories or the MAGA wing of the GOP. But at the same time, the host must have credibility with mainstream Republicans, many of whom still support Donald Trump.”
The report also mentioned previous accusations from a number of former conservative co-hosts, including McCain, that they were bullied by other co-hosts as well as ABC executives, and noted that such a perception didn’t help the search.
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
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) December 27, 2021
Oh, please. Just admit you want a show of liberals for liberals. It would be best for all of us if people could just be truthful. https://t.co/96TLld7LFO
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) December 27, 2021
Just call it “only our view” problem solved https://t.co/8n4S2T5HVR
— Dave Ross (@drosssports) December 27, 2021
A bigger problem than parsing 1/6 or MAGA affinity is the fact that this theoretical person exists squarely in the center of a venn diagram that includes a Would Never Dream of Appearing on The View circle. https://t.co/uCTKQBmljk
— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) December 27, 2021