CNN’s Baldwin Rips Sam Bee in Fiery Monologue: Conservatives Right to Claim ‘Double Standard’
On CNN on Thursday, host Brooke Baldwin addressed the same topic NBC’s Megyn Kelly mentioned earlier with regard to TBS’s Samantha Bee attack on Ivanka Trump: Double standards.
“Conservatives have been pointing to a double standard on how liberal stars who say these offensive things are treated, versus their conservative counterparts,” she said. “And in many cases, rightfully so.”
Baldwin then played a series of clips of Keith Olbermann, who is famous for his over-the-top condemnations. The litany of insults in the clips she plays, as well as in her additional summary after the clips, was impressive in both scope and variety. After the long set of examples is run through, Baldwin says “Despite all of this, he just got another plum job. A job, ironically, at the same company that just booted Roseanne for violating its values.”
Baldwin then moved on to Samantha Bee, showing the clip that has been everywhere today. Here’s her commentary following that clip.
“Okay, a couple of things. One, imagine for a second how liberals would have reacted if Roseanne or a conservative TV star would have used that language describing Valerie Jarrett. Whether you agree with the President’s policies or not, calling a senior advisor inside the United States government or anyone for that matter the “C” word is, like I said at the top, it’s outrageous, it is unacceptable and should be called out. She could have easily made her point without using those words, a point that, by the way, is totally lost because she used that language. Doing this she is no better than the very behavior she criticizes. In fact, she becomes part of the problem.”
Baldwin also cuts short the objection that Bee is merely a comedian, calling her a role model to millions of women and girls. “Offensive is offensive, wrong is wrong,” she says. “Whether you are on the left or the right.”
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