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Who would you turn to for advice on civility and our divided culture? If you said Samantha Bee, the same person who vomited out attacks on “lying ghoul,” Nazi, “****” conservatives, you have the same thinking as CBS This Morning. On Tuesday, the hosts conducted a friendly interview with the liberal Full Frontal host. They never one asked Bee about infamously trashing Ivanka Trump as a “feckless ****.”
Instead, co-host Gayle King touted the comedian’s upcoming hosting of an alternative White House Correspondent’s Dinner. The journalist worried, “Don’t we need fun, too, Samantha? The country is so divided and so nasty and so mean.” She added, “So, how do you navigate those waters? How do you know how far you can go to the line without crossing it?”
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How do you navigate the line without crossing it? Again, this is the woman who compared Fox News viewers to Nazis and racists. She snarled at Kirstjen Nielsen, calling the Department of Homeland Security Secretary a “lying ghoul.” So maybe Bee isn’t the best person to ask about reforming our “mean” culture?
Instead, co-host John Dickerson asked if there were any topics Bee wouldn’t approach:
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There are definitely things that are too serious to joke about. We don't joke about those things. We find the line as we get to it. You know what I mean? We don't have an agenda on the show that is like “This feels off topic for us.” We take every story that feels important to us and figure out if there's a path through it that we can make on the show. If there is no path, we leave it to Frontline.
It’s not as though Bee was trying to hide her status as an angry Democratic hack. Asked about the party’s infighting, she explained, “There's always infighting...
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