“The View” is having a hard time finding a new conservative co-host. The ones who’ve auditioned either are liberals masquerading as conservatives on air, or have proven they’re too much smarter than the incumbent panelists. Five months after co-star Meghan McCain left the show, the hosts can’t experience the latter again.
“At the same time,” Politico Playbook reported Monday, the new host “can’t be seen as too chummy with the other co-hosts, as the network’s market-research shows that the audience wants to see the women spar.”
“Sources said that this hurt the chances of Ana Navarro, a regular fill-in on the conservative chair who worked as a surrogate for Joe Biden in 2020: She is perceived by the producers as too friendly with the other hosts and not a traditional Republican,” the newsletter continued.
Despite alienating McCain with a toxic work environment, the show’s hosts and producers maintain hope of finding a replacement who fits the right criteria outlined by Politico:
The panelists on “The View” don’t take well to being challenged, not from a permanent colleague on a daily basis. If they did, McCain wouldn’t have been pushed off the program after four seasons.
Love or hate her, Coulter, an author of 12 books, many of which ended up as New York Times bestsellers, holds her own in dynamic discussions on complex topics. Her prior appearances on the daytime program have shown just that to the visible ire of its liberal panelists.