Meghan McCain Isn’t Here For Whoopi Goldberg’s ‘Half-Assed’ Apology For Her Holocaust Comments On ‘The View’

As the controversy over Whoopi Goldberg‘s Holocaust comments on The View continued to dominate headlines, former co-host Meghan McCain, who left the show on not the greatest terms, couldn’t resist wading into the situation. Shortly after Goldberg made her remarks that the Holocaust “isn’t about race,” McCain dipped her toes in the water by not directly naming The View, but it was clear who she was talking about.

“Antisemitism is a cancer and a poison that is increasingly excused in our culture and television – and permeates spaces that should shock us all,” McCain tweeted on Monday afternoon.

Following her tweet, Goldberg would go on to apologize three times for her remarks. First, in a tweet regretting her choice of words, again on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and a third time at the start of Tuesday morning’s episode of The View before turning things over to Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.

However, despite all of that, McCain dropped a second tweet on Tuesday afternoon, and this time, she directly named her old stomping grounds.

“I hate commenting on my old employer because I have moved in every way a person can move on,” McCain tweeted. “That being said I am an activist against antisemitism and it is a big part of my life. The growing threat is real and virulent and everywhere. I am heartbroken about what was said.”

Turns out McCain’s tweets had a purpose. They were building towards her dropping a new column in the Daily Mail where she rails against ABC for having a “double, triple, and even quadrupled standard” when it comes to liberal hosts on The View.

In the new column, McCain complains about how liberal hosts are “protected” and, in a moment that brings back memories of her time on the show, McCain calls Goldberg’s apology “half-assed.” Via Daily Mail:

Whoopi has said a slew of insanely-controversial and hurtful things over the course of her tenure at The View. Some of the more notorious ones include defending Roman Polanski for raping a 13-year-old (calling it ‘not rape, rape’) and defending Bill Cosby after over 50 accusers had come out publicly with their stories.

With age and status comes protection at The View. This goes for the other liberal hosts as well.

Instead of half-assed apologies and bringing in experts in the antisemitism space, maybe dedicate an entire ‘Hot Topics’ segment to discussing why what was said was so deeply offensive and dangerous. In the world of media, there are people who will never face the same ramifications and repercussions that others will.

To the surprise of no one, McCain ended up being proven wrong. Just a few hours after publishing her column, Goldberg was suspended from The View, confirming reports that her Holocaust remarks landed her in huge trouble with ABC brass. Maybe next time, Meghan.

(Via Daily Mail)