Meghan McCain fires back at Beck: ‘Thanks for spreading the word, Glenn’

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Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain has responded to Fox’s Glenn Beck, who slammed her for doing a half-naked public service announcement for skin cancer prevention.

In an open letter to Beck, McCain addresses that he said her bare-shouldered appearance made his stomach turn.

“[T]he thing is, Glenn, I wasn’t really naked and I know the idea of me being naked caused you to vomit on your radio show for 10 minutes,” writes McCain. “You suggested I should wear a burqa, since you believe that’s probably the only clothing that could possibly fit me. By the way, you should really see a doctor because it isn’t normal to vomit for that long.”

McCain points out that Beck’s Fox television program is on its way out.

“While we’re on the subject of you vomiting on air, maybe we should have a little talk,” McCain writes. “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.”

The 26-year-old author of “Dirty Sexy Politics” adds that Beck has actually helped the skin cancer prevention movement by drawing attention to the commercial.

“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,” McCain writes.

Meghan McCain stood up for her ad on Wednesday via Twitter, “Pundits in DC can calm themselves. I filmed a skin cancer PSA in a strapless juicy tube dress. All you can see is my collar bone.”

Mother Cindy McCain bounded to her daughter’s defense on Wednesday with the tweet, “I’m so glad Glenn Beck is leaving Fox. Enough vitriol and hate. Glenn you are no rodeo clown. They are decent and nice. You aren’t.”