Samantha Bee denigrates First Daughter, from Matt Wilstien, Daily Beast :
“Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we’ve seen this week,” Bee said. “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*nt!”
Reax via Kate, Small Dead Animals :
It was “inappropriate and inexcusable” and entirely scripted and prerecorded, and TBS’s standards & practices division (aka, the network censors) allowed the show to air, presumably after previewing it. As Sean Davis tweets, “If the Turner non-reaction so far is any guide, Roseanne’s big mistake was putting her comments on Twitter instead of in her show’s script. The fact that a whole network reviewed, approved, promoted, and aired Bee’s scripted slur is the best protection Bee could ever buy,” adding that “The Roseanne and Samantha Bee scandals aren’t comparable. Roseanne wrote something on Twitter and her show was immediately cancelled. In the case of Samantha Bee, an entire network’s legal and editorial team knew exactly what Bee would say, approved it, and broadcast it.”
More reax, Mary Katherine Ham, via Federalist :
Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a ‘feckless’ word I can not say…that is the worst word you can call a woman on TV and there will not be a nine-day news cycle about that.”
The c-word is the worst possible word in American English to refer to a woman, and the Turner Broadcasting System thought it to acceptable. In contrast, Roseanne Barr’s brain fart can be at least in part attributed to too little sleep and too much medication. On the other hand, TBS’s decision to broadcast the c-word was a corporate decision. I presume one made sober and awake.