“He knows everything,” Anderson said about Assange. “He's not stupid. He's actually... he's an interesting guy. He's obviously ruffled the feathers of powerful people, and they want to keep him quiet.”
The Australian activist is serving an 11-month prison sentence in Britain for breaching the Bail Act. Assange had been staying at the Embassy of Ecuador in London for the last seven years. In 2012, Ecuador granted him asylum due to his fear of of political persecution. In 2010, Sweden put out an arrest warrant for him. Assange could also face espionage charges.
McCain is clearly not a fan of the WikiLeaks founder, and she let Anderson know several times on the show.
“He hacked information,” McCain said about Assange. “His leaks included classified information that put national security at risk, our military and the lives of spies and diplomats at risk.”
“How many people have the American government killed, innocently,” Anderson asked McCain. “How many has WikiLeaks killed?”
Anderson’s response to McCain prompted some cheers from the in-studio audience. McCain did not respond kindly to one audience member, telling the person to “calm down.”
McCain wrapped the segment by reiterating her strong dislike for Assange.
“He's a cyberterrorist,” McCain exclaimed. “I'll say it. I'll say it. I'm not going to stand by this. It's ridiculous.”
Several commenters were disgusted by McCain’s rudeness not only to Anderson, but to the audience member as well.
Today she was on her worst behavior towards Pamela Anderson and disrespecting an Audience member— Whitneyfan39 (@Whitneyfan90) September 6, 2019
So The View is going to allow @MeghanMcCain completely disrespect a guest on live television? Irrespective of Pamela Anderson's political leanings, no guest on a tv show should ever be treated so poorly. Enough is enough.— John Rappaport (@john_rapp69) September 6, 2019
Others were happy that Anderson stood up to McCain, even if they didn’t necessarily agree with her opinions.
Pamela Anderson just put Meghan McCain in her place in a classy way! Of course Meghan has to be nasty and try to dismiss someone in the audience who agreed with Pamela. This woman has no decorum #TheView pic.twitter.com/KZYmOSBIlD— Trey Tyler (@Its_TreyTyler) September 6, 2019
I won’t defend Pamela Anderson, but I will cheer on anyone that dunks on Meghan McCain.— Evan (@gravyshades) September 6, 2019
Some actually sided with McCain on this one, agreeing with her stance on Assange.
@TheView why would you give Pamela Anderson's crazy theories the time of day? All the plastic surgery has destroyed her brain as well as her face. You acted like she's a credible interview. @MeghanMcCain's indignation was on point today.— Milomom (@milomom2) September 6, 2019
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