“Comedienne” Samantha Bee issued an apology yesterday for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt.”
Bee’s TBS show, called Full Frontal with Samantha Bee included a segment Wednesday where Bee commented on the “1,500 migrant children” story. (Which, if you’ve been following the news, actually turned out to be yet another case of fake news from the leftist media. The government didn’t separate these children from the families, as was widely reported. They arrived here undocumented and unaccompanied.)
In that segment, Bee lashed out at Ivanka Trump for posting a picture of herself with her young son on Twitter.
“You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, ‘Do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless cunt,” screeched Bee.
“Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to fucking stop it,” finished the “comic”.
After the segment aired, the White House put out a harsh condemnation of Bee’s “joke.” Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the comments “vile and vicious” and said executives at TBS and its parent company Time Warner “must demonstrated that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned.”
No doubt as a result of pressure from her producers, Samantha Bee sent out an apology tweet yesterday, saying “I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.”
In any case, notice that the apology is not for her general attitude of disdain or for the deeply misguided criticism of Ivanka as a person. She’s not apologizing for the implication that Ivanka is callous and hypocritical. She’s certainly not apologizing for the suggestion that Ivanka use her sexual assets to sway her father’s decision-making (a suggestion, by the way, that has been made numerous times by other liberal “comedians” in even more vulgar ways).
No, she’s apologizing for using a naughty word.
Predictably, the President also had something to say on the issue. He tweeted this morning, asking “Why aren’t they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the horrible language used on her low ratings show? A total double standard but that’s O.K. We are Winning, and will be doing so for a long time to come!”
The double standard here that Trump points to is hard to ignore. Roseanne gets canned for making a spur-of-the-moment Twitter slur against Valerie Jarrett. But Samantha Bee will get away with less than a slap on the wrist for calling Ivanka a “feckless cunt” on national television.
They wrote that joke, edited it, and broadcast it on TV. That joke went through layers of authority before it sped through the air to assault our ears. Roseanne was just high on Ambien and tweeting irresponsibly.
This is very clearly just another case of the liberal media closing ranks to defend their own.