For years, Meghan McCain’s tone-deaf, racist, my-FATHER monologuing and privileged white-lady bullsh*t provided a nearly endless supply of fodder for mockery on sites like this very one, where our own Mike Redmond could — at times — provide almost daily posts devoted to her bloviating ridiculousness. We in the Pajiba offices always looked forward to Mike’s selection of screenshot. This right here is ART:
The View hasn’t been the same since she left, because, as they say, the Internet no longer has McCain to kick around (she’s now a columnist at, uh, The Daily Mail, which sounds about right). The good thing about McCain — at least for the other The View panelists — is that she provided cover for their own stupid remarks. See, for instance, Whoopi Goldberg’s remarks about the Holocaust and race). Without McCain, the panelists have resorted to comparing their bare feet on air, or getting into passive-aggressive squabbles over pokes in the arm (“From all the times this bitch has hit me in the arm, I am now medicinally in need.”)
Without McCain there’s no one to provide cover for Joy Behar when she, for instance, worries about what the Russian invasion of Ukraine will do to her Italian vacation:
I literally can’t believe Joy Behar said this. pic.twitter.com/IsNy6TA6Oc— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) February 24, 2022
Behar’s comments did not go over well.
Putin had the audacity to invade Ukraine when Joy Behar was set to go on the Italian vacation she had been planning for 4 years!— Eric Matheny 🎙 (@EricMMatheny) February 25, 2022
The true horror of the worldwide pandemic and Russia invading Ukraine? Joy Behar hasn’t been able to take her trip to Italy. Thoughts and Prayers for Joy. We hope she makes it through this tragedy. pic.twitter.com/UYM1Q0C5nU— KFC (@KFCBarstool) February 25, 2022
Awful night of sleep. Mind was racing. Restless, really. There's so much evil in the world. How did we get here? HOW DO WE GET JOY BEHAR ON VACATION TO ITALY.— Eddie Radosevich (@Eddie_Rado) February 25, 2022
God grant me the absolute confidence and egocentricity of Joy Behar complaining that a war ruined her vacation plans while the bombs are still literally dropping.— Joanne Mason (@JoanneMason11) February 25, 2022
Im still really shaken up that Joy Behar might not be able to go to Italy. This would have never happened if Putin had a secure attachment to his mother.— La Befana (@Sandernista412) February 25, 2022
BREAKING- Joy Behar will be suspended from the view for a 2 week vacation in Ukraine.— Stand For Decency (@LisaVictoria777) February 25, 2022
Too bad Rosie O’Donnell isn’t still on The View, because her awkward idiocy this week might have overshadowed Behar’s.