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Meghan McCain talks about being a conservative woman in mainstream media in exclusive ‘Hannity’ interview


Megan McCain joined “Hannity” for an exclusive interview in which she discussed her departure from “The View” on Tuesday.

“I’m just traumatized watching it. Dude, it’s brutal,” host Sean Hannity said after watching clips of conversations between McCain and “View” hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg.

McCain said the way she was treated made her rethink her job. “My four years in an anthropological experiment in the left-wing media were over.”

As the show’s “token conservative,” McCain claimed she was “targeted” and “treated differently” by fellow hosts for being pro-life and “for not voting for president. [Barack] Obama. “

“I don’t think people who go to liberal spaces, which are basically all other spaces except Fox News… I don’t think you should be punished for that… [but] unfortunately that’s exactly what happened to me. “

“It’s like a cancerous environment,” Hannity said.

To be a conservative woman in the mainstream media is deeply threatening. Being a woman able to get by on a show like this ultimately turned out to be threatening, so it just got more and more personal, ”McCain said.

As the show gained more success during McCain’s tenure, including an Emmy win, hostility grew stronger and then seeped into on-air exchanges, a- she declared.

“In fact, I felt like the more success I got on ‘The View’… and the more I squeezed Liberal candidates and liberal guests on the show, the worse it got for me behind the scenes. then eventually it started to spread on the air, ”McCain said.

McCain noted that she “wouldn’t have survived emotionally … If it weren’t for the women I met on Fox News” as she co-hosted “Outnumbered.”

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“I had a brotherhood at Fox that I lost [on] “The View,” and I know what women supporting women look like because I had it when I was working at Fox News. And now I know what the reverse experience is. ”

McCain announced in July that she was leaving “The View” and discussing the details of her departure in her new book “Bad Republican”.

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