Meghan McCain has become a staple of The View thanks to her right-wing views that clash with the rest of the panel. Whether the majority of the audience agrees with her opinion or not, her presence is necessary for the television format to work. Barbara Walters always imagined a show in which women gather around the table and talk about everything, including politics. However, the show looked remarkably different due to McCain’s absence on Monday.
In the episode that was aired on Monday, February 10, Meghan McCain was nowhere to be seen. Ana Navarro, who usually only appears on Fridays, was on the panel and Joy Behar was the moderator of the show that Whoopi Goldberg subdued in her absence. Meghan McCain was not on the show and the host was Tyra Banks.
At the top of the episode, Behar announced that Goldberg would be returning on Wednesday, while Meghan McCain would be reappearing on Tuesday. The comedian gave no reason for their absence and Meghan McCain did not focus on social media where she was extra active.
The View: Fans react to Meghan McCain-less show
With Meghan McCain from the “Hot Topics” table, the fans took to social media to share their views on what they thought of the episode.
“Enjoyed the show today without Meghan,” one fan commented. “No big drama, no eye-rolling, no whining, just a solid non-confrontational show. Enjoyed Ana and Tyra. Didn’t have to change [the] station when [I] found out Meghan McCain wasn’t there. “The first time in times when I’ve watched [it] all hour.”
“I really enjoyed The View today without Meghan McCain,” added a viewer.
“The show is much better without Meghan’s bad energy,” one Twitter user commented.
“I have to say, The View was much better without you today,” said another fan.
“We don’t need Meghan McCain on the show. It was perfect and super funny today. Ana Navarro is incredible and we love her. She should be there every day, not just on Friday,” suggested another viewer.
“So nice not to have to deal with Meghan Mccain’s whining and daily tantrums on The View today. She’s exhausting. What a diva,” another Twitter user explained.