Controversial Fox News personality (for now, anyway) Glenn Beck found out all about the wrath of scorned women this week.
Beck managed to infuriate both John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, and her mother, Cindy McCain, after making light of a skin-cancer ad that the younger McCain appeared in.
During the Wednesday broadcast of his radio show, Beck watched the Style Network PSA — which features seemingly naked McCain, singer Brandy, Tatyana Ali and Tempest Bledsoe — while making retching sounds and issuing snide comments.
"Put some extra clothes on," Beck said during one particularly scathing segment. "Like, lots of extra clothes…has she thought about a burqa, just to be extra safe?"
Beck's crass commentary drew an immediate response from Cindy McCain, who cranked up her Twitter account in defense of her daughter on Wednesday.
"I'm so glad Glenn Beck is leaving Fox," the elder McCain snapped. "Enough vitriol and hate. Glenn, you are no rodeo clown. They are decent and nice. You aren't."
Not one to let others speak for her, Meghan cranked out a scathing response herself, which was published by the Daily Beast — for which she serves as a columnist — on Thursday.
Titled "Shut Up About My Body, Glenn Beck," McCain's jeremiad begins, "Dear Mr. Beck, I am writing to thank you for helping me spread the word about a serious condition."
And then it gets nasty — and personal.
"I don’t know if you know this, Mr. Beck, but that scar on the side of my father’s face is from a melanoma he had removed when I was in middle school," McCain writes. "Did you know melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer?"
McCain continues, "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."
She goes on to crack, "As a person known for his hot body, you must find it easy to judge the weight fluctuations of others, especially young women."
Perhaps McCain was just a tad unfair with that last dig — after all, compared to his ultra-thick skull, the rest of Beck's form is positively svelte…