Meghan McCain explodes on air after website says she drank through dad's cancer: 'Screw you!'

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain on Tuesday ripped progressive outlet Raw Story for its portrayal of how she handled her father's recent illness and death after the website said she drank "through her Dad's cancer." 

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP senator says Republicans didn't control Senate when they held majority Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech Mark Kelly's campaign raises over M in days after launching Senate bid MORE (Ariz.) the 2008 Republican nominee for president, died in late August, and his daughter returned to ABC this week following a leave of absence.


The headline in question from Raw Story recapping McCain's first day back reads, "The View's Meghan McCain Tearfully Opens Up About Drinking Through Her Dad's Cancer."

On Monday, McCain shared that when her father, whom she shared a very close relationship with, was first diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, she got together with co-host Abby Hunstman and "got wasted."

"She watched me down Jack Daniels after Jack Daniels after Jack Daniels and then I threw up and her sister held my hair back," explained McCain. 

Huntsman was pregnant at the time and did not drink. 

"I had a rough day coming back to the show yesterday," McCain said Tuesday. "It's been hard, everybody knows that. And I talked about when I first found out my dad had terminal cancer, with the life span of 12 to 14 months."

"I said that I got wasted, which I did that night," she added. "And there was a headline that said, 'The View's Meghan McCain Tearfully Opens Up About Drinking Through Her Dad's Cancer.”

"First of all, screw you!" McCain said. "I did not drink through my father's cancer!"  

Co-host Whoopi Golberg chimed in in support:  "Unless you've been there, and I was high through my brother's death and I was high through my mother's death. And you know why? Because sometimes it's hard to put one foot in front of the other and until you've been there, shut up.”

"Are you going to shame Whoopi and I for dealing with death the way that we dealt with it?" McCain asked. "I woke up at 5:00 in the morning, took my dad to radiation and chemo treatments, how dare you say that I am somehow an alcoholic or imply that. And by the way, even if I was, I would be talking about it on the talk show I co-host."

"I like to drink on occasion, I do not have any substance abuse problems. It's legal. You're shaming me for drinking Jack Daniels!" she added. 

Goldberg blamed the publication for engaging in clickbait, which is when a publication runs provocative or misleading headlines to prompt readers to click on a story.