CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin gave a scathing assessment of the hypocrisy from many on the left over the misogynistic attack on the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump by liberal comedian Samantha Bee.
Here’s what she said:
Baldwin began her segment with a video from Keith Olbermann obstreperously ridiculing and mocking President Donald Trump.
“In addition to telling the president to go to hell,” Baldwin said, “[Olbermann] has also spewed the following to describe Trump and his family — cowardly f-word, a mother-effer, a Nazi, a stupid traitor, a rat-faced git, that’s an unpleasant and contemptible person, and often tells the president to go eff himself.”
“By the way these are all recent comments,” she explained, “but despite all of this, he just got another plum job. A job, ironically, at the same company that just booted Roseanne for violating its values.”
“And just last night, on a network owned by our parent company, liberal TV star Samantha Bee said this to millions of viewers,” she added, and ran a video of Bee’s comments.
“Ivanka Trump,” said Bee in the video, “who works at the White House, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we’ve seen this week.”
“You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child but let me just say,” she added, “one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless c**t!”
“He listens to you!” Bee continued. “Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to f**king stop it!”
‘Outrageous’ and ‘Unacceptable’
“Ok, a couple of things,” Baldwin continued. “Imagine for a second how liberals would have reacted if Roseanne or a conservative TV star had used that language describing Valerie Jarrett. Whether you agree with the president’s policies or not, calling a senior advisor inside the United States government or anyone for that matter the C-word is like I said at the top, it’s outrageous, it is unacceptable and should be called out.”
“She could have easily made her point without using those words, a point that by the way is totally lost because she used that language,” Baldwin added. “Doing this she is no better than the very behavior she criticizes in fact she becomes part of the problem. And now, like most entertainers who go political and get into hot water, she’ll say, ‘woah woah woah, I’m just a comedian,’ but the problem doesn’t work here.”
‘Offensive is offensive’
“She’s Samantha Bee, she’s in this position of leadership,” she said, “not to mention a role model to millions of young girls and to women, and to use that word, from a woman to another woman, offensive is offensive, wrong is wrong, whether you are on the left or the right.”
“And what Samantha Bee is not only beneath her,” Baldwin concluded. “It is beneath where we should be as a society.”
Here’s the video of Baldwin’s scathing comments:
Bee has since apologized, but many noted that it came after advertisers began abandoning her comedy show on TBS cable channel.