Meghan McCain is speaking out after a journalist criticized her over controversial T-shirts her husband, Ben Domenech, is selling on The Federalist, the conservative media site he co-founded.
Domenech, who married the View co-host in 2017, is peddling shirts that read “Kamala is a Cop,” a jab frequently thrown at presidential candidate Kamala Harris. But Joan Walsh, a correspondent for The Nation and CNN, found the “super-dirty” shirts to be in poor taste.
She included McCain in her criticism, though it is unclear if she was calling The Federalist, or Domenech and his famous wife, “completely creepy.” Either way, she ended her message by tweeting, “Sorry, Meghan.”
But wait, @MeghanMcCain's husband @bdomenech is selling these t-shirts? Are they doing it because they support Kamala? Or they're just being trolls and gremlins? Whoa, I'm gonna really look into this because...it seems super dirty but please please tell me if I'm wrong about it. https://t.co/HcZIGo5cJI— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) June 24, 2019
I missed how completely creepy they have become. Sorry, Meghan.— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) June 24, 2019
CNN host S.E. Cupp objected to Walsh’s tweets, telling her to “just be kind” to McCain.
McCain, meanwhile, stood up for herself by lashing out against “third-wave modern feminism” and the “liberal media,” which she accused of being “bizarrely obsessed by my marriage.” The Republican TV personality claimed “conservative couples” face more scrutiny and argued that it was unfair to blame her for Domenech’s politics because they are “not the same person.”
The liberal media is so bizarrely obsessed by my marriage in a way that truly is only projected onto conservative couples. Do you really think your snarky tweet will impact my marriage? We went through my father’s brain cancer together. Bring your political issues up WITH HIM! https://t.co/SR6IBrgFQs— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 24, 2019
Do you hold Ben accountable for everything I say on @TheView? I know this is a hard concept for some but we are not the same person, believe different things and love and respect each other’s differences. This is why I have no patience or place with third wave modern feminism. https://t.co/SR6IBrgFQs— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 24, 2019
Her reaction had many commenters trying to set her straight. Some pointed to the attention given to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s marriage, while others claimed that McCain is “complicit” in the controversies surrounding Domenech.
You don’t think the media is ‘bizarrely obsessed’ with couples that aren’t conservative? Have you heard of the Clintons?— Nanci Martin (@NanciMartin) June 24, 2019
This may disappoint you Meghan, but the majority of us couldn't care less about your marriage!— Suebee (@suebee92054) June 24, 2019
Bill and Hillary Clinton would probably disagree with you here. Media is obsessed with celebrity couples period...no matter what political affiliation.— vydavis (@vydavis) June 24, 2019
Amazing that you somehow even managed to bring your father into this— Brandon Nichols (@Bnichols03) June 24, 2019
"Ben was stupid on this one" takes a whole lot less letters, Meghan.— Dana P (@blackhillslvr) June 24, 2019
You’re an adult who married a guy with views that are not just different, but disgusting, racist and homophobic. My wife and I disagree on things, but the things mentioned above are character things not minor differences. You’re complicit— Mitchell Fink (@themitchellfink) June 24, 2019
Many, including Walsh, also criticized McCain for blaming third-wave feminism.
I love how @MeghanMcCain can’t answer a question without blaming someone else.— kim giordano (@supersinga) June 24, 2019
Everyone:— JustSomeChick (@Just_SomeChick) June 24, 2019
Meghan: THIRD WAVE FEMINIIIIIISM!!!! pic.twitter.com/ejA9nizLqS
I don’t even think you know what constitutes third wave feminism. You’re flinging around labels to justify yourself without knowing what you’re saying— Nanci (@Nancikhogan) June 24, 2019
I just hate how third wave feminists are constantly asking people who funds their spouses' neoreactionary web sites, why can't they just respect decent Americans with normal limited government low spending pro life pro iraq war beliefs— Patrick Blanchfield (@PatBlanchfield) June 24, 2019
I don't know what Third Wave Feminism could possibly be but you benefit from "feminism" while railing against it. You would be home baking cookies without "feminism". Don't know why you can't see that.— Holly Christianson (@hrdiehl) June 24, 2019
Domenech, meanwhile, recently made headlines after “rage-tweeting” about late-night host Seth Meyers following the former Saturday Night Live star’s tense interview with McCain in early May.
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