While there has been much hand-wringing over TBS host Samantha Bee’s joke calling first daughter Ivanka Trump a “feckless c*nt” during a diatribe of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, one comedy writer came to her defense claiming the female comedian “nailed the joke.”
Appearing on CNN on Saturday morning with host Michael Smerconish, former Seinfeld writer and comedian Spike Ferensten — who wrote the popular “Soup Nazi” episode– was asked what he thought about the controversy.
“She [Sam Bee] is writing about a horrible situation that’s happening in our country where children are being torn out of the arms of their parents at the border, an immigration issue, which is a very extreme issue,” Ferensten explained. “Now how are you going to write about that with your network broadcast standards. How much they’re going to let you say about that.”
“So I watched the Samantha Bee joke, and I watched her audience react to it,” he continued. “She’s a comedian, she’s a comedy writer and they carefully choose their jokes. For me, the joke landed and you hear the audience laugh, the audience applause. And it is commenting on a terrible situation and it’s using a bit of extreme language to make her point.”
“I don’t know that she crossed the line” he admitted. “For me, that’s a personal thing. I thought that she apologized has more to do with maybe network politics than whether she really needed to make one in the first place. I think she nailed the joke.”
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Condi Rice deflects Trump’s racism by saying slavery was just ‘a number of people being treated badly’
Former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on Sunday blamed Democrats for racism after she was asked about President Donald Trump's controversial bigoted statements.
During an interview on CNN, host Fareed Zakaria asked Rice about some of Trump's most racist statements, like telling Democratic congresswomen to "go back" where they came from. And when he said there were good people on "both sides" at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.
"When you hear Trump, this is a repudiation of everything you were trying to do," Zakaria pointed out.
"The president needs to be a lot more careful," Rice agreed. "Race is a very delicate and raw nerve in America. We have the birth defect of slavery, we have the birth defect of a number of people being treated badly."
Rand Paul snaps at Liz Cheney over Iran warmongering and announces plans to help her opponent
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with host Jake Tapper, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took several shots at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) over her desire to attack Iran and her defense of departed White House adviser John Bolton.
Asked about his ongoing feud with the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Paul said the congresswomen is out of touch when it comes to American's taste for war.
“The Iraq War, President Trump has said, was the biggest geopolitical blunder of the last generation," Paul explained. "It destabilized the Middle East and increased the strength of Iran and tipped the balance toward Iran, so really there was nothing good about the Iraq war and Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney and John Bolton still don’t get it. They are still advocating for more regime change in the Middle East.”
‘There are some women who’d beg to differ’: Watch CNN anchor’s epic response to sexism in politics
On Saturday, CNN anchor S.E. Cupp gave a passionate lecture about the sexism female politicians face during political campaigns.
The host read a quote from a "top" advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I don't know of anybody who has taken as sustained and vitriolic a negative pounding as Biden ...really the most vicious press I think anyone's experienced,” the Biden advisor told Politico.
"Come again? What's that now?" Cupp asked in disbelief.
"I think there are some women who beg to differ," she noted.