"The View" co-host Meghan McCain has backed former New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss to take McCain's place on the talk show when she goes on maternity leave later this year. Earlier this year, McCain announced that she was having her first child with husband and The Federalist publisher Ben Domenech. While it is unclear who would fill in for the outspoken conservative once she has her baby, Decider reporter Claire Spellberg suggested on Tuesday that "The View" should pick "the media's (other) favorite villain." "It's clear that Weiss, with her provocative takes and fervent critics, has the stuff to fill McCain's seat, even just for a few weeks," Spellberg wrote. "If McCain is a firecracker, Weiss is the match that makes it go boom."
Many liberal journalists shrugged off the fiery exit of New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss, some even mocking the writer over the open letter she had penned to the paper's publisher. While many conservatives rallied behind Weiss after she released the letter detailing the abuse she faced from her Times colleagues and how the Twitter mob "has become its ultimate editor" of the paper, members of the mainstream media were not merely as concerned, some even mocked her. "I don't know what a Bari Weiss is. Sounds like a type of flower," MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake reacted. "But have you heard about the raging global pandemic that's killing hundreds of Americans every day, and that demands all of us pay attention and do our part to help keep our friends and neighbors safe?" BARI WEISS QUITS NEW YORK TIMES AFTER BULLYING BY COLLEAGUES OVER VIEWS: 'THEY HAVE CALLED ME A NAZI AND A RACIST' "That's, um, one way to leave a job," Daily Beast politics editor Sam Stein quipped.
A great war is looming in the Seven Kingdoms and winter is here, which can only mean one thing -- "Game of Thrones" is coming to an end. The show returns to HBO for Season 7 in just over two weeks, with the final season to follow sometime after. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss delivered some serious updates about both the penultimate and the final seasons of "Game of Thrones" during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. The duo confirmed that they're currently writing Season 8 and are nearly done -- sort of, anyway. Benioff optimistically told the publication the final installment of the wildly popular show is "nearly completed," while Weiss seemed to have a different opinion.
HBO has finally confirmed many of the rumors about "Game of Thrones'" anticipated seventh season, and we doubt fans will be pleased with the news. "We're starting a little bit later because, you know, [at] the end of the season'Winter is here,' and that means sunny weather doesn't really serve our purposes anymore. Since production on "Game of Thrones'" seventh season won't even begin until later this summer, HBO has pushed the drama's traditional spring debut to next summer. This means that "Thrones," which was nominated for 23 Emmys this year and won Best Drama last year, will be ineligible for the Emmys in 2017, since the cut-off date is May 31.