During my five month baby hiatus, I got reacquainted with my good ol’ friend, The View. For five months straight, I watched it every day to pass the time while nap-trapped under my baby on the couch. My infant daughter’s ears lived through the five weeks Joy Behar took over moderating duties from Whoopi and the show temporarily turned into the Joy vs. Meghan McCain Glass Table Death Match. I shouldn’t have admitted that out loud – I’m totally going to get a visit from CPS.
Point is, I came to remember that Meghan’s internal filter is permanently stuck on “be a loud right-leaning mess,” which was probably the sole job qualification The View producers were looking for when they hired her. Even though it may seem like Meghan annoys everyone within earshot, there is one person out there who wants to hear what Meghan has to say, and that’s Howard Stern.
Howard made an appearance on The View yesterday to promote his new book, Howard Stern Comes Again. Howard is clearly a fan of Meghan McCain; she’s been on his SiriusXM show, and he mentioned how it meant a lot to him when he got to meet her father, the late Senator John McCain, several years ago. While it seems like the name of the game at The View is to drown out Meghan’s voice like a powerful white noise machine, Howard wants everyone to give Meghan a chance. via The Daily Beast
“But yes, and listen I feel bad for you, I see you getting yelled at all the time,” Stern told McCain, alluding to her nasty shouting matches with her most left-leaning co-hosts. Turning to Behar (and Whoopi), he added, “Give the woman a chance, for God’s sake! You’re chasing her out, she’s in tears, it’s crazy!”
Meghan added: “Yeah, be nice, listen to Howard!” Oh, Joy did listen to Howard. But the only words she heard were: “For God’s sake, she’s crazy!”
That wasn’t the only awkwardness that Howard created at the table between the co-hosts. Howard brought up Rosie O’Donnell, and how he used to be a dick to her, but eventually gave her a chance, and now they’re friends. When Joy tried to change the subject, Howard asked: “What’s the matter? You don’t want to talk about Rosie?” Oh they do, they just covered it already during another book promo. Howard then turned to Whoopi to ask for her two cents, asking: “You’re anti-Rosie, or you like Rosie?“. To which she replied:
“I don’t even think about it.”
That’s cold, Whoopi! But it’s just the thing to make it into Ladies Who Punch 2, so good job, Whoopi.
Howard obviously talked about his new book, but during his 20-minute visit to The View, he dragged up old shit between Whoopi and Rosie, then started new shit between Whoopi and Meghan, and Joy and Meghan. Something tells me Howard was offered a co-host spot backstage after the show was done.
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