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Samantha Bee Opens Show With Apology for Ivanka Comments…Sort Of

This is not exactly what one thinks of when they think of an apology…

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If you’ll join me on a trip down memory lane to the end of last week, Samantha Bee found herself facing quite a bit of vindicated backlash from conservatives when, immediately following the controversial tweet that got Roseanne Barr’s smash-hit redux show cancelled, Bee called Ivanka Trump a very tasteless word on her television show.

We could go back and forth comparing the tale of two starts tasteless insults about their ideological enemies all day, but that was done to death last week.

I personally happen to think that, in a nation with both free speech and a free market, women like Barr and Bee have every right to say all the dumb things they want to and suffer the economic consequences, but that’s just me. There’s also a strong argument to be made for the lack of basic decensy on both sides, and certainly an argument to be made for the glaring double-standards of the left when it comes to intersectional insults.

Bee, eager to be consistent with her intersectional beliefs, issued an apology last week for “crossing a line” by using a word–the “c-word”–that many women find to be sexist and degrading towards women. Others find this word to be empowering, for some reason…which Bee claimed on her show she’s tried in the past to “reclaim.” But, you see, by using it as an insult, that was wrong…I don’t know. I don’t follow either.

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Anyway, she opened her first show since the incident by reiterating her apology for using the term to describe Ivanka Trump and then proceeded to double-down on her reason for doing so and insult all men, which is apparently fair if you’re a feminist….or something.

The Blaze reports:

“Hi, I’m Samantha Bee,” she said at the beginning of her show. “You know a lot of people were offended and angry that I used an epithet to describe the president’s daughter and advisor last week.”

“It is a word I have used on the show many times, hoping to reclaim it,” she explained. “This time I used it as an insult, I crossed a line, I regret it and I do apologize for that.”

“The problem is that many women have heard that word at the worst moments of their lives,” Bee continued. “A lot of them don’t want that word reclaimed, they want it gone.”

“And I don’t blame them,” she said. “I don’t want to inflict more pain on them. I want this show to be challenging, and I want it to be honest, but I never intended it to hurt anyone.”

“Except Ted Cruz,” she joked, eliciting laughter from the audience.

“Many men were also offended by my use of the word,” she added, “I do not care about that.”

“I hate that this distracted from more important issues,” Bee continued. “I hate that I did something to contribute to the nightmare of 24 hour news cycles that were all white knuckling through. I should have known that a potty mouth insult would be inherently more interesting to them than juvenile immigration policy.”

“I would do anything to help those kids,” she explained. “I hate that this distracted from them. So to them, I am also sorry.”

“And look, if you are worried about the death of civility, don’t sweat it,” Bee said. “I’m a comedian. People who hone their voices in basement bars while yelling back at drunk hecklers are definitely not paragons of civility.”

“I am, I’m really sorry that I said that word,” she added, “but you know what, civility is just nice words.”

“Maybe we should all worry a little bit more about the niceness of our actions,” she concluded.

No word on whether or not Ivanka Trump has accepted this half-hearted apology.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TpxkQjsqoU

 

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Alec Baldwin Shoots and Kills Crew Member on Set of Latest Movie

Hollywood experts are stunned.

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Hollywood was rocked on Thursday after a nigh-unfathomable accident occurred on the set of the latest project from Alec Baldwin, and there are still plenty of questions left unanswered.

It all began when Baldwin discharged a “prop” gun on set, meant to be loaded only with blanks and dummy rounds.

Alec Baldwin allegedly repeatedly asked ‘why was I handed a hot gun?’ after he accidentally shot and killed a female cinematographer and wounded a director yesterday on the set of his new film Rust.

Halyna Hutchins, 42, died shortly after being shot by Baldwin around 1.50pm Thursday at Bonanza Creek Ranch, near the city of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Joel Souza, 48, the film’s director, was also hurt and spent several hours in hospital, but was released later the same evening.

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Police have disclosed few details about the shooting, saying only that a ‘projectile’ was fired by a ‘prop gun’ and they are investigating.

At close range, even blanks can be dangerous, but it was not clear why Baldwin was pointing a gun at anyone, period.

Mike Tristano, 60, a Hollywood armorer with 30 years’ experience who spoke to the Dailymail.com, said ultimate responsibility for gun safety on movie set rests with the armorer.

The movie’s armorer or weapons master has not been been named. Sante Fe Sheriff’s Department says it will continue to interview ‘witnesses’ on Friday.

‘There should have been blanks in the gun, the on-set armorer’s job is to check that before handing the weapon over,’ Tristan said.

‘They then make sure that the actor stands on a mark and never points the gun at the crew or cast… the editing makes it seem like they were pointing at their co-actor.

‘That’s why everyone in the industry is very confused. How this happened is a total mystery at the moment.’

Baldwin has not been charged with a crime at this time, but the investigation is still ongoing.

Hollywood was rocked on Thursday after a nigh-unfathomable accident occurred on the set of the latest project from Alec Baldwin, and there are still plenty of questions left unanswered. It all began when Baldwin discharged a “prop” gun on set, meant to be loaded only with blanks and dummy rounds. Alec Baldwin allegedly repeatedly asked ‘why was I handed a hot gun?’ after he accidentally shot and killed a female cinematographer and wounded a director yesterday on the set of his new film Rust. Halyna Hutchins, 42, died shortly after being shot by Baldwin around 1.50pm Thursday at Bonanza Creek Ranch, near the city of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Joel Souza, 48, the film’s director, was also hurt and spent several hours in hospital, but was released later the same evening. Police have disclosed few details about the shooting, saying only that a ‘projectile’ was fired by a ‘prop gun’ and they are investigating. At close range, even blanks can be dangerous, but it was not clear why Baldwin was pointing a gun at anyone, period. Mike Tristano, 60, a Hollywood armorer with 30 years’ experience who spoke to the Dailymail.com, said ultimate responsibility for gun safety on movie set rests with the armorer. The movie’s armorer or weapons master has not been been named. Sante Fe Sheriff’s Department says it will continue to interview ‘witnesses’ on Friday. ‘There should have been blanks in the gun, the on-set armorer’s job is to check that before handing the weapon over,’ Tristan said. ‘They then make sure that the actor stands on a mark and never points the gun at the crew or cast… the editing makes it seem like they were pointing at their co-actor. ‘That’s why everyone in the industry is very confused. How this happened is a total mystery…

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Accused Sexual Assaulter Chris Cuomo says Trump Supporters are ‘Not Good People’

What’s the one about the glass houses and the stones?

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Chris Cuomo

Well it takes one to know one, as they say.

Chris Cuomo, CNN primetime anchor and a man accused of sexually groping his former boss in 2005, has now taken a pot-shot at the entirety of the MAGA-verse, in a tone deaf rant on his television program.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said Monday during the opening of his show “Cuomo Prime Time” that Republicans were “all-in” on former President Donald Trump’s claims he won the 2020 election.

Cuomo said, “We’ve never seen one party in this damnable two-party system that we insist on go all-in on a lie. So half of your political system is invested in a lie. That’s happening. It’s not just Trump. The whole party practically backs actively or passively, selling that the election was not legitimate.”

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And then…

On Democrats’ objection to elections, Cuomo said, “Questioning is different than finding no proof and then lying and refusing to certify. That’s what Trump and Co. did. There are not good people on both sides of this argument. And I will be dammed if I sit by and don’t say this as plainly as possible because this will be remembered. There are not good people on both sides. This is not a good faith dispute. It is bad faith. They know the election was not rigged. They know it was legitimate. Anyone telling you with full knowledge that they have no proof and yet the election wasn’t legit is part of an effort that may lead us to an all-time low.”

Once again, the network has proved that their editorial programming is little more than a series of purposefully-inflammatory rhetoric meant to sell commercials.

Well it takes one to know one, as they say. Chris Cuomo, CNN primetime anchor and a man accused of sexually groping his former boss in 2005, has now taken a pot-shot at the entirety of the MAGA-verse, in a tone deaf rant on his television program. CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said Monday during the opening of his show “Cuomo Prime Time” that Republicans were “all-in” on former President Donald Trump’s claims he won the 2020 election. Cuomo said, “We’ve never seen one party in this damnable two-party system that we insist on go all-in on a lie. So half of your political system is invested in a lie. That’s happening. It’s not just Trump. The whole party practically backs actively or passively, selling that the election was not legitimate.” And then… On Democrats’ objection to elections, Cuomo said, “Questioning is different than finding no proof and then lying and refusing to certify. That’s what Trump and Co. did. There are not good people on both sides of this argument. And I will be dammed if I sit by and don’t say this as plainly as possible because this will be remembered. There are not good people on both sides. This is not a good faith dispute. It is bad faith. They know the election was not rigged. They know it was legitimate. Anyone telling you with full knowledge that they have no proof and yet the election wasn’t legit is part of an effort that may lead us to an all-time low.” Once again, the network has proved that their editorial programming is little more than a series of purposefully-inflammatory rhetoric meant to sell commercials.

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