Meghan McCain came out guns a-blazing Wednesday morning on The View. During a discussion about Fox News retracting two inaccurate stories about the Biden administration, McCain defended the conservative network, which she insisted is needed to combat "the liberal media" and its hold over entertainment, technology, and politics.
As she's wont to do, McCain began her rant by complaining that she's "the token conservative in media" and "the only conservative woman in all of media." Said McCain, "The reason that there's a 'token' is because the mainstream media only feels like there needs to be one on a show like this. That one person out of five represented means there's enough conservative media coverage."
"What I've found working in what I consider liberal media is not the stories that we talk about, but the stories that we don't talk about," she continued, citing stories about Hunter Biden as an example (as Joy Behar later noted, these stories have been pushed by right-wing publications and were "never vetted and never verified" by other outlets).
While McCain "doesn't agree" with Fox News' decision to publish the false stories, she believes that the uproar is part of a larger conflict between mainstream and conservative media. "My husband and I, our whole world is conservative media," she said. "The reason why these outlets need to exist is because everything else is liberal, everywhere else! There's a reason why Fox is killing it in the ratings and laps everyone else -- it's because it seems like it's rigged! It's rigged every place else. You think Jim Acosta isn't an activist? I don't have any trust in people on CNN anymore."
"So I take such umbrage at this concept that liberal media -- which runs all of media, all of tech, all of entertainment, all of music, all of culture, all of politics, all three branches of government," the co-host concluded. "I'm supposed to feel bad because there's two things from Fox News that have been inaccurate? Let's go down the list every day of the things that are inaccurate on CNN and MSNBC and then we can talk about fairness in the media."
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Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.