“Why aren’t they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the horrible language used on her low ratings show?” President Trump asked on Twitter Friday. “A total double standard but that’s O.K., we are Winning, and will be doing so for a long time to come!”
We expected Donald Trump to weigh in on the “c*nt” controversy, and frankly, we’re surprised that he didn’t say more than this. Because for TBS to look the other way at what this liberal psychopath said on her show about Ivanka Trump in the same week that ABC brought the hammer down on Roseanne shows you that there really is a double standard in Hollywood.
This is being published on Friday morning; for all we know TBS will have pulled the plug on Bee’s television show by the afternoon. We’ll see. As of the time of this writing, they haven’t even bothered to respond to their prime time comedy show’s host calling Ivanka a “feckless c*nt” on her TV show in the name of getting a few shock laughs. That they’re aware of the controversy is undeniable; Bee has apologized publicly and TBS quickly removed the video from YouTube. Now we’ll see if they’re actually going to do anything about it. Their decision will tell us much about the state of outrage culture in America today.
This morning, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that Bee’s insult was beyond the pale.
“The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious,” she said in a statement. “The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling. Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network.”
Really, while the word Bee used was vile, the full context of her remarks makes it worse, not better. Bee was demonstrating her ignorance (as usual) by taking the Trump administration to task for “ripping children away from their parents” at the border; the issue that all low-information Democrats have been obsessed with for the past week. She put on the screen a picture of Ivanka holding her baby and then launched into her tirade.
“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 c**t!” Bee said. “He listens to you! Put on something tight and low cut and tell your father to f*cking stop it! Tell him it was an Obama thing, and see how it goes!”
So not only did Bee think it was necessary to use the C-word, she also insinuated that the president has some sort of sexual relationship with his adult daughter. This is the kind of comedy that’s “just fine” for the left; meanwhile, Roseanne puts one bad-taste tweet out about a woman four-fifths of the country has never heard of, and her career is over.
Keep showing us your true face, Hollywood. We’re all watching.