Jedediah Bila is what can best be described as a Conservative leaning Libertarian. The one time panelists from the Fox News show “Outnumbered” has spent the last year functioning as the designated Conservative on the very left leaning “The View”.
Bila recently announced that she was leaving the show and gracefully thanked her liberal co-panelists. It appeared for all intents and purposes as if she was making a classy exit to pursue other opportunities.
Not so fast, an article on Fox New’s website http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/09/18/did-view-cut-jedediah-bila-for-being-tough-on-hillary-clinton.html referenced a story by the Daily News that did more that suggest that Bila’s exit was hastened by her “hard questioning” of the woman who would be Queen (were America’s voters less discerning) – Hillary Rodham Clinton.
According to the story what was supposed to be a “who to blame” bitch fest followed with a “Hey, buy my book” pitch by Clinton (accompanied by knowing looks and sympathetic sounds from the View’s panel) was interrupted by the small in stature but fiery by nature Bila.who wasn’t having it. According to the Daily News story
Clinton stopped by “The View” on Wednesday and blamed her Election Day loss on a variety of topics, but Bila stepped in to hold the former First Lady accountable with voters on both sides of the aisle.
The question put forth by Bila at first glance seemed a perfectly reasonable question to pose to an author of a political tome that was being largely criticized by the public (both left and right of the aisle). The article continued
“To be fair, it hasn’t just been Republicans who have taken issue with the writing of this book. Some Democrats have come out as well,” Bila said to Clinton when discussing the book. “Former campaign surrogates of yours, former fundraisers, and said, ‘This book puts us in the past and we want to move forward, we want to figure out where to take this party, how to succeed in the future. And this places us in the past.’ How do you respond to Democrats also coming out in criticism of you writing this?”
As everyone knows not only is holding Hillary Clinton responsible for anything considered extremely bad manners by the left (not to mention potentially hazardous to the health of the one doing so) but fortunately for Bila being eased out of her seat on the show appears to be the extent of the punishment for her heresy.
One can only assume that Bila (despite the fact that she appears to love a good argument) can only be relieved at not having to engage the likes of Behar and Goldberg every weekday.
Rumor has it that the new panelist being considered for the role of conservative by the network is current “Outnumbered” panelist Megan McCain.
Bila has mentioned several pursuits that she intends to pursue, but no mention has been made of a return to Fox News as of yet.