Glenn Beck somehow got to mocking Meghan McCain, her weight and her skin cancer PSA, so she swung back.
She writes on the Daily Beast, “While we’re on the subject of you vomiting on air, maybe we should have a little talk. Clearly you have a problem with me, and possibly women in general, but the truth is, it’s 2011 and I heard your show on Fox was canceled. Isn’t that an indication that the era of the shock-jock pundit is over? Don’t you think that’s a sign you should be pulling it back a little? I mean, if you’re too conservative and outrageous for Fox, that should tell you something. There really is no need to make something like my participation in a skin-cancer PSA into a sexist rant about my weight and physical appearance, because I’m going to let you in on a little secret, Glenn: you are the only one who looks bad in this scenario, and at the end of the day you have helped me generate publicity for my skin-cancer PSA, a cause that I feel quite passionate about.”
All this is part of the noise of cable TV and talk radio, but perhaps she’s on to something. Not in what he said about the PSA — you can’t even count the outrageous comments — but in the idea that the “era of the shock-jock pundit is over.”