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CNN panel exposes Trump’s use of ‘conservative victimhood’ to perpetuate his own double standards

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President Donald Trump’s continued calls for TBS’ Samantha Bee to be fired over her retracted statement calling the First Daughter a “feckless c*nt” is, according to CNN media correspondent Brian Stetler, part of a larger strategy of right-wingers playing the victim.

“He’s tapping into a very potent strain of grievance politics, something we hear almost everyday on the president’s favorite Fox News talk shows,” Stetler explained. “He’s tapping into the idea of ‘conservative victimhood’ — that conservatives are treated in a worse way than liberals. In this case, Roseanne Barr [being] treated worse than Sam Bee.”

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“But let’s be honest here: these two cases are very different,” he continued. “One was a case of a racist remark; Sam Bee’s case is about a hateful remark, something that crossed the line. They are very different cases, although they’re being lumped together because they’re happening in the same week.”

Stetler also noted a similarity between the companies in charge of Bee and Barr’s shows: “the two corporations involved are ignoring the president.”

“I’m really struck by this,” the correspondent said, noting that Disney CEO Bob Iger didn’t respond to Trump’s initial claim of a double standard when Barr’s show was cancelled earlier this week and that TBS has also remained silent despite two advertisers pulling their support for Bee’s Full Frontal

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