On "Full Frontal" Wednesday night, host Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a "feckless c*nt."
In a weird way, I'm happy she said such a despicable thing. Now we'll get a real-time test of whether there really is a double standard in the media.
I can't wait to see if there is major network news coverage of this and whether there is an avalanche of calls from Hollywood and leading Democrats for Bee's show to be terminated immediately.
My prediction is that there will be lukewarm/very little coverage, no serious push for the show to be ended and forces on the left will try to defend it, explaining that at least it wasn't racist. (It wasn't and yes, racism is very bad).
Maybe they'll say that one show was "network" and the other was "cable", as if that matters. Or maybe they'll say it's okay to call a woman a C-word if you don't like her politics. Maybe they'll say, "Hey, Samantha Bee is just a comedian." Oh wait, Roseanne is too.
They'll have to come up with something else.
Can't wait to see what happens next. - Chuck
UPDATE: Samantha Bee issued an apology on Twitter Thursday afternoon and TBS has also issued a statement, see below.
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.— Samantha Bee (@iamsambee) May 31, 2018
Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night. Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it.— TBS Network (@TBSNetwork) May 31, 2018