• Oh, the Progressive Tolerance! Whoopi Shushes Meghan McCain

    Surge Summary: The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg demeaningly tells fellow group member Meghan McCain to “Stop talking” in a recent back-and forth. This is not the way to conduct a respectful exchange of differing viewpoints. So where’s the liberal denunciation of her “intolerance”?

    The past few days, the internet has been bombinating with news of another televised scrap between The View’s Megan McCain and Whoopi Goldberg.

    From Newser’s Evann Gastaldo, here’s the 411:

    Meghan McCain has responded to the most recent clash she and co-host Whoopi Goldberg got into on their television program The View. While discussing the impeachment process with Goldberg on Monday’s show, McCain was trying to explain that, politically, it could be a bad move for the Democrats.

    After one exchange, Goldberg told McCain to just “stop talking.” She did, but on Tuesday, she [McCain] responded on Twitter. “Good morning – to all the fellow conservative ‘girls’ who won’t be quiet,” she tweeted alongside an image of Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons. Also Tuesday, sources told Page Six that producers had to step in to calm things down during the commercial break, as there was still an hour of the show left.

    Try to imagine – just try! – if the roles had been reversed; if Ms. McCain – daughter of late Republican Senator John McCain – had been the one scoldingly shushing her Leftist colleague. It’s beyond certain, liberal precincts would have erupted into paroxysms of indignation. Accusations of “arrogance” and “intolerance” would be flying from every trendy corner. Of a certain — there’s no denying it — the word “racism” would eventually, and likely quickly, find its way into the condemnations. (For those who don’t know: Whoopi Goldberg is African-American, McCain is white.)

    McCain had also noted Monday, “Pointing out things that are true is part of my job even if it angers people and even if it’s politically inconvenient,” later adding, “Pretending half the country doesn’t exist won’t make them disappear. The culture war is real, and Americans who aren’t part of the overwhelmingly anti-conservative media deserve to have their views represented.”

    The 35-year-old TV personality also found some support from others, including conservative commentator Ben Shapiro. He tweeted,

    “Nothing says tolerance and diversity like Whoopi Goldberg telling Meghan McCain to shut up after McCain says literally *a* sentence about the political fallout from impeachment. So much sisterhood from Goldberg.”

    Well put from the brilliant Mr. Shapiro. Here’s hoping other conservatives, other fair-minded people of whatever political, philosophical stripe for that matter, will call out Ms. Goldberg on this disreputable behavior. It’s insulting; and not good for healthy debate, either.

    H/T: Newser/Evann Gastaldo

    Image: Adapted from: Greg2600 – Whoopi Goldberg, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76200329

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