Glenn Beck ridiculed Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain on his radio show yesterday over her participation in an anti-skin-cancer ad in which she appeared with bare shoulders. Beck repeatedly pretended to vomit in reaction to the ad. McCain responded to Beck with an open letter in her Daily Beast column:
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.
You're a full-grown man with teenage daughters who are probably dealing with the sexist, body-obsessed media environment that is difficult for all women. Is this really the legacy you want to be leaving for yourself?
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