Meghan McCain, a former host of longtime ABC talk show “The View”, gets rummaged in the mud over a now deleted Wednesday tweet comparing GOP right-wing extremism to ” fools “who allegedly set the Fox News Christmas tree on fire.
âI don’t want to hear anything about how radical some of you think Republicans are when there are crazies running around New York City setting the Christmas tree on fire from Fox News,â McCain tweeted.
A 49-year-old man was arrested by the NYPD on Wednesday on suspicion of committing what the network called a “malicious” attack on his Christmas tree just outside the News Corp building. in downtown Manhattan. The man was first seen climbing the tree a few minutes after midnight and quickly fled before being apprehended by law enforcement authorities. The fire was quickly put out by firefighters, leaving the tree only partially burnt. According to NBC News, the man is charged with “criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, arson, criminal nuisance endangering others, criminal trespass, criminal tampering and disorderly conduct”.
The channel called the apparent arson a “brazen act of cowardice,” saying it would replace the tree with a newer tree “as a message that there can be peace, light and joy even during a dark moment like this “.
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McCain, a former Fox News contributor herself, was immediately criticized for appearing to prioritize a relatively small local arson attack over the problematic behavior of an entire political party.
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“That’s right, no one can talk about ‘white supremacy’ or ‘coup attempts’ because of a petty crime against property in midtown Manhattan,” said Bobby Lewis, writer at Media Matters, sub-tweeted to McCain on Wednesday, later adding, “lmao, she deleted it.”
“I don’t want to hear from members of Congress who attempted a coup and posted fantastic murder videos on other members of Congress because a tree was burning,” “User Devin Duke echoed, mocking McCain’s point of view. “Meghan McCain is probably the densest person with a voice in politics.”
Journalist Victoria Brownworth also joined the chorus, saying “you must be wondering how the women at #TheView could handle this.”
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This isn’t the first time McCain has voiced his grievances over the left’s alleged crusade against Christmas.
In 2018, the conservative commentator declared a “war on Christmas,” supporting remarks Trump made at a campaign rally about the left’s alleged attack saying “Merry Christmas.”
âI think I’m a Christian and I’m celebrating Christmas,â McCain said in an interview. “And I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.”