Samantha Bee, TBS Apologize To Ivanka Trump For Slur After White House Demands Show Cancellation

Deadline | 5/31/2018 | Lisa de Moraes
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UPDATED with TBS apology: TBS had joined Samantha Bee in apologizing to Ivanka Trump after Bee called Trump a “feckless c**t” in a segment about President Donald Trump’s immigration policy.

“Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night,” TBS said in a statement. “Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it.”

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Moments earlier, Bee issued her apology:

“I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.”

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The apologies came not long after the White House issued a statement blasting Bee and TBS over Wednesday night’s edition, in which Bee called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t” in a segment about Donald Trump’s immigration policy.

TBS pulled the video of that segment.

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“The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious. The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, inaccurately, in the White House statement.

By the time Sanders’ statement was issued, CNN, the cable news network Donald Trump loves to hate, had done several segments blasting Bee’s remark. And NBC News’s Today host Megyn Kelly had called hypocrites any media outlet that “gleefully” posted Bee’s video the morning after savaging Barr for her racist tweet.

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Sanders’ statement continued: “[Bee’s] disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network.”

In the morning news cycle’s outrage, some cast Bee’s remark as worse than Barr’s, which was made...
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