It wasn’t so much Samantha Bee’s fault for using a vulgar word to describe First Daughter Ivanka Trump – it was your fault for getting so distracted by it.
Or at least, that’s what the embattled late night “ comedienne” suggested Thursday night while addressing the whole debacle after accepting an award from the TV Academy. (That's right. Roseanne got fired, but Sam got an award. No double standard here.)
“Stories about 1,500 missing unaccompanied migrant children flooded the news cycle over the weekend,” Bee said during her acceptance speech. “So last night we aired a segment on the atrocious treatment of migrant children by this administration and past administrations. Sometimes even the ones who look best in swim trunks do bad jobs with things. Our piece attracted controversy of the worst kind.
“We spent the day wrestling with the repercussions of one bad word, when we all should have spent the day incensed that as a nation we are wrenching children from their parents and treating people legally seeking asylum as criminals,” she went on. “If we are OK with that then really, who are we?”
Bee is referring, of course, to accusations that President Trump’s administration “lost” 1,500 unaccompanied children and is ripping babies out of the arms of their mothers at the border – two ridiculous claims that have been thoroughly debunked, by the way.
So see, it’s really not Sam's fault you were so distracted by her calling Ivanka a “feckless c*nt” when you should have been busy bashing Trump over baseless rumors that he’s torturing poor illegal aliens.