McCain said the way she was treated caused her to re-think her job. “My four years in an anthropological experiment at left-wing media had come to an end.”
“I don’t think that people who go into liberal spaces, which is basically every other space except 福克斯新闻 … I don’t think you should be punished for it … [但] that’s unfortunately exactly what happened to me.”
“This is like a cancerous environment,” 汉尼提说.
“成为一个 保守 woman in mainstream media is deeply threatening. Being a woman who can hold her own on a show like that proved to be ultimately threatening, so it became more and more personal,” McCain said.
As the show became more successful during McCain’s tenure, including an 艾美奖 赢得, the hostility became stronger and then seeped in on-air exchanges, 她说.
“I actually felt like the more successful I was on ‘The View’ … and the more I pressed liberal candidates and liberal guests on the show, the worse it got for me backstage. And then ultimately, it started spilling out on air,” McCain said.
McCain noted that she would “not have survived emotionally … If it weren’t for the women that I met at Fox News” while she co-hosted “Outnumbered.”
“I had a sisterhood at Fox that I lost [上] '风景,’ and I know what women supporting women looks like because I had it when I worked at Fox News. And now I know what the entire opposite experience is.”
McCain announced in July that she was leaving “风景” and discusses the details of her departure in her new book “Bad Republican.”