Outgoing “The View” host Jedidiah Bila appeared to give a winking nod to a report that she left the show after being criticized for pointedly questioning Hillary Clinton.
“If I’m being honest with you, I felt there was some tone-deafness,” she said of Clinton’s post-election tome What Happened last week.
“It hasn’t just been Republicans who have taken issue with the writing of this book,” Bila said to Clinton at another point. “Some Democrats have come out as well, former campaign surrogates of yours, former fundraisers.”
The New York Post‘s gossip site Monday that Bila, the show’s sole conservative host, was told by staff to scale back her criticism of the former Democratic presidential candidate in hopes of having Clinton back on the show.
“There was a lot of staff who were upset about how that interview was handled,” Page Six quotes an anonymous source as saying. “They had a lot to say to Jedediah about calming things down.”
The request made Bila “uncomfortable” and she left the show despite still being partway through a season contract.
Ten minutes after the piece went live, Bila tweeted out video of the exchange that reportedly led her to leave the show.
Many observers took the tweet, which was soon deleted, as a subtle acknowledgement of the allegations in the Post piece.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 18, 2017
Does this mean you got fired because of this question
— Sophia (@SophiaTesfaye) September 18, 2017
Glad you stuck to your guns and called her out! Sadly seems The View got rid of you for it… I guess they don’t like dissenting views
— Jacques (@arcadeyblog) September 18, 2017
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