Ryan Seacrest Swipes Back At Meghan McCain
November 5, 2010 at 4:19 AM (PT)
A war of words has broken out between CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 KIIS/LOS ANGELES morning man and syndicated star RYAN SEACREST and former Presidential candidate and current ARIZONA Senator JOHN MCCAIN's daughter MEGHAN over SEACREST's interview with President OBAMA (NET NEWS 11/2).
THE WASHINGTON POST reports MEGHAN MCCAIN went on "The Tonight Show With JAY LENO" WEDNESDAY, and said "I just think it's -- not so presidential to do an interview with the producer of the 'KARDASHIANS.' ... I'm one of the people who still holds the office of the presidency very seriously, and I think it's kind of trashy."
So YESTERDAY morning (11/4), SEACREST slapped back on-air with the show's producer AMY SUGARMAN. Said SEACREST, "she was slamming me on 'The Tonight Show' because I interviewed the President of the UNITED STATES. She didn't think this was an appropriate place for a president to speak. Now, I understand that we are not 'AC360.'"
"Do you want my thoughts?" SUGARMAN said. "If you do the research to see who's actually watching the evening news, I mean, I love all those people as much as anyone else, but I don't watch the evening news and neither does the majority of people in the younger generation. So if someone is actually smart, like the president, he would go on with you, because he's actually reaching the people that he needs to reach to get to the polls to vote."
SEACREST had one last swipe.
"So she apparently has an issue with ... the type of show we do, and the fact that I produce a television show called, 'Keeping Up With the KARDASHIANS,' and she thinks it's just lowbrow. But I just want to be clear -- it is the lowbrow show that she wanted to come on twice to promote her stuff," SEACREST said.