Meghan McCain took a break from her normal tweeting activity of spreading right-wing talking points to gush about crossing an item off of her bucket list. (This would not be entirely true.) The former The View co-host is apparently a huge Jeopardy! fan, so imagine McCain’s surprise when she learned that not only was she a question, but it referenced her dad, the late Senator John McCain. The Jeopardy! clue was also a pretty solid plug for her book that can certainly use the help. It sold fewer than 300 copies. Oof.
“A bit of a maverick herself, in Bad Republican this political daughter writes about not fitting in,” the Jeopardy! text read, and McCain loved it.
“Bucket list!!” McCain tweeted. “Can’t believe I’m a question on @Jeopardy tonight! What an honor – and so glad the contestant got it right!”
Bucket list!! Can’t believe I’m a question on @Jeopardy tonight! What an honor – and so glad the contestant got it right! pic.twitter.com/wrZRi7Lm4h
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) February 18, 2023
Of course, it didn’t take long for McCain to get roasted in the comments, particularly over the fact that her entire pundit career is built on being one of the biggest nepo babies in politics. McCain also got dragged for not commenting on the recent Fox News scandal involving court documents that showed its most prominent anchors like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity didn’t buy into Donald Trump’s election fraud scheme yet still pushed it to protect the network’s stock price.
You can see some of the reactions below:
so ? Thoughts on the Fox News scandal?
— Patti (@PattiErskine) February 18, 2023
They could have just said- daddy’s princess of arizona who is full of herself
— Yeah_rite (@yeah_rite12) February 18, 2023
Maverick??? What a joke. No you are a grifter, with no shame and absolutely no moral compass
— emer casey (@emermcasey) February 18, 2023
Why don’t we discuss THE FOX SCANDAL? Not interested in discussing that topic?
— Cathy (@CathGra275) February 18, 2023
Who was one of the most overrated media personalities with almost no talent who has advanced solely based on her father’s reputation? Answer… Meghan McCain
— David Conte (@Conte13V) February 18, 2023
She blathers on and on about everything and everyone – not one word about Fox News which she always praises. It’s all about the Benjamin’s.
— CIGAR PIG (@thecigarpig) February 19, 2023
Was the category “Nepotism”?
— John David King (@JDKing111) February 18, 2023
And in pure McCain style, it turns out her tweet wasn’t even accurate. She already was a Jeopardy! question back in 2019.
Omggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you Alex Trebek!! pic.twitter.com/JBzdrCTWds
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) May 17, 2019
That’s our Meghan.
(Via Meghan McCain on Twitter)