“Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee on Wednesday took on Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the press corps after journalists rushed to the defense of the White House press secretary over comedian Michelle Wolf’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech.
Bee referenced a tweet by New York Times White House reporter Maggie Haberman, who commended Sanders for “[absorbing] intense criticism of her physical appearance, her job performance, and so forth” during Wolf’s address. Bee joked Haberman had implied “that it’s un-feminist to reference that Sarah Sanders has eyes.”
She also rolled footage of NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, who likewise launched defenses of Huckabee Sanders following the dinner.
“Oh, Mika very clever to say we can’t make fun of women’s appearances on the same day you wore that hideous goddamn scarf,” Bee said. “It is taunting me.”
“Anyway, while we wait for Republicans to appoint a special counsel to investigate Michelle Wolf, let’s learn more about the other star of the evening: Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” the host continued.
“Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a f*cking liar—good night, everyone!” Bee said, walking offstage as the crowd cheered.
“Look. calling Sanders a liar isn’t an insult, it’s her job description,” Bee later added. “Feminism doesn’t mean you can never make jokes about another woman, ever. If it did, then I couldn’t say that Mika clearly stole her scarf off of Steven Tyler’s microphone stand.”
Bee went on to call Sanders “amazing,” noting “when a man had her job, he literally ran for the bushes.”
“But if the press thinks being called a liar is a huge insult, maybe they should be mad at Sarah herself, since she calls them liars constantly,” Bee offered.
“Look, I’m not saying Sarah Sanders doesn’t deserve the protection of feminism, she does—though she’s not a feminist, which you can tell from the way she throws other women to the wolves on her boss’ behalf,” Bee said.
Bee called Huckabee Sanders “smart, savvy,” and said she “has an eerie ability to make towering falsehoods unmatchably dull.”
“She’s like a public relations Dementor. sucking the energy out of the White House press until they can’t really fight back, turning them into tragic journalistic husks called Maggie Habermans,” Bee joked. “Seriously, the press, why are you defending this lady? She is not your friend.”
Bee argued “Sanders is dangerous because she’s such a good soldier in the Trump army,” who defends “the worst f*cking stuff imaginable.”
“So, I salute you, Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” Bee insisted. “You’ve outlasted every man who’s had your job and almost any other job in the Trump White House to become one of the most powerful women in the nation. You are a hell of a role model for little girls everywhere who are smart and hardworking and completely evil.”
‘We don’t have a Dr. Fauci problem’: Lindsey Graham defends top scientist after White House smears
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) this week defended the federal government's top infectious disease expert after President Donald Trump and the White House put out statements defaming him.
At a press event on Tuesday, Graham was asked about the attempts to smear Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The Republican senator praised Fauci as "one of the smartest people I know."
"Has he been right all the time? No," Graham said. "We don't have a Dr. Fauci problem. We need to be focusing on doing things to get us where we need to go. So, I have all the respect in the world for Dr. Fauci."
‘Excessive force’: Video catches five NJ cops wrestling Black man to ground over open beer
Five New Jersey police officers are being accused of using excessive force after they were seen wrestling a Black man to the ground for allegedly having a open beer at a beach.
Video of the incident, which was said to have occurred at Point Pleasant, was shared on social media.
In the video, at least five officers can be seen forcing a man to the ground.
A witness later explained that the officers could have issued the man a ticket instead of arresting him.
"We watched 5 cops surround one man," the witness wrote in an Instagram post. "They stopped him for publicly drinking. One had a ticket book out & I couldn't understand why they wouldn't write him a ticket and send him on his way."
‘I didn’t do nothing!’ New York police tackle and Taser Black protester for getting in officer’s face
Police in Brooklyn were seen tackling and then firing a Taser at a Black man who shouted in an officer's face.
Video shared by journalist Scooter Caster shows a white officer yelling at a Black man.
When the Black man shouts back, another officer runs toward the man and tackles him.
After the man returns to his feet, the first officer fires a Taser, knocking the man back to the ground.
"Oh, he's going to lose his job," one protester notes.
Within seconds, officers restrain the man as he objects.
"You Tased me!" the man screams. "I didn't do nothing!"