Samantha Bee was forced to apologize for her disgusting attack on Ivanka Trump today, but this isn’t the first time she’s had to apologize for an offensive or stupid remark. There was that time, in 2017, when she attacked a CPAC attendee for having “Nazi hair.” Bee later apologized to the attendee, Kyle Coddington, because it turned out he had stage 4 brain cancer.
Earlier this month, Bee had to backtrack from a November 2017 segment where she interviewed “superhero” and now-disgraced Democratic New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Bee looked to Schneiderman as someone who could lead America “out of the darkness” ushered in by President Donald Trump. On May 7, Schneiderman was accused of sexually abusing four women. Bee and her staff apologized for the fawning segment, the next day.
Of course there are many, many other segments and statements that Bee could apologize for, but hasn’t. On her TBS show Bee has compared ICE agents to Nazis, used vulgar language about Republicans like House Speaker Paul Ryan and Texas Senator Ted Cruz and even prayed to God to hit the NRA with a “a plague of boils.”
The following are just some of the most obnoxious attacks from Bee on her TBS show, as culled from the MRC archives:
Bee Mocks Young Man for His “Nazi Hair”; He Actually Has Cancer
On the March 8, 2017 edition of TBS’s Full Frontal host Samantha Bee mocked a young man, Kyle Coddington at the 2017 CPAC conference for having “Nazi hair.” But the man’s sister shot back at Bee on Twitter, telling her he actually had stage 4 brain cancer.
In the segment Bee began by saying that “these days” she has “no fucking clue what conservatism means,” so she sent her correspondent Mike Rubens to CPAC to find out.
A video clip then plays of Rubens reporting from CPAC, complete with snarky voice-over mocking attendees for petty things like their appearance. At one point, Rubens says, “Last year, CPAC was dominated by Ted Cruz supporters and chirpy little shits with bow ties. This year, the bowties were gone, replaced with nazi hair. Nazi hair, Nazi hair, fuck off.” Coddington’s face then appeared on camera.
Later, when Bee and her staff learned that the boy was suffering from Stage 4 brain cancer, they apologized and deleted the YouTube segment from their website before donating $1,000 to Coddington’s GoFundMe page.
Bee Hailed Disgraced Eric Schneiderman as a “Superhero”
Last November, Bee called now-disgraced Democratic New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman a “superhero” before he was accused on May 7 of sexually abusing four women.
On May 8, Bee and her staff apologized for the fawning coverage and claimed they are “keeping this piece online in the interest of integrity.”
Back in 2017, Bee began the November 8 Full Frontal segment by stating “it’s only been a year since Donald Trump was elected president,” even though to her, it felt like a century. The liberal comedian then claimed as if she were describing a member of The Justice League: “President Bonespur has had more endurance than predicted, especially if you were predicting his endurance by literally looking at any photo of him being physical ever. But there is hope on the horizon: a hero who stood up to democracy’s nemesis before.”
Bee also used a phrase that’s associated with the Superman comic book character by declaring: “Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane!” before cutting to Schneiderman introducing himself as “the Attorney General for the State of New York.” Bee went on to air an embarrassing interview where she constantly flattered Schneiderman as a she asked “Are you going to lead us out of the darkness?”
Bee Likens ICE to Nazis in “Schindler’s List”
On the May 23 edition of Full Frontal, Bee compared ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents to Nazis. After beginning the segment by recalling that President Donald Trump held a meeting to discuss the issue of enforcing immigration laws, Bee maligned ICE as “the agency whose job application is just a single question asking if ‘the real hero of Schindler’s List was the girl shouting, “Goodbye, Jews!” She soon added: “Here’s a proposal: Let’s shut it the f*** down. I’m serious – it’s awful, and we don't actually need it.”
Bee Opens Show with Slam of “Fish-Faced, Horses*** Salesman” Cruz
On the February 8, 2016 premier of Bee’s TBS program Full Frontal she berated Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz as a “fish-faced, horseshit salesman” while playing with a noose.
Bee Slams “F--king Horrible” “F--king Coward” Paul Ryan
On the April 18 edition of Full Frontal, Bee dropped “F” bombs on outgoing GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan as she told the Full Frontal audience: “In the shadow of Trumpism, it’s more important than ever to distinguish between honorable people we disagree with and actual bad people, so I want to be clear. Paul Ryan is a bad person – he has always been a bad person.”
She then claimed that, when he was first elected to political office in Wisconsin, “he was on the far-fringe right of conservatism” as she complained about his opposition to abortion and invoked former Missouri Republican Senate nominee Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments from the 2012 elections. She then added: “He’s not a statesman – he’s a wingnut. Paul Ryan isn’t just leaving because he wants to spend time with his children – he’s leaving because he made a big mess and doesn’t want to deal with the fallout. I guess it’s like that famous Ayn Rand quote: “Run, run, you f — ing coward.”
Bee Slimes Catholic Church: “Sitting On More Treasure Than Smaug The Dragon”
On the June 22, 2017 Full Frontal Bee zeroed on the Catholic Church’s opposition to a proposed “child victims act,” and contended that “if you’re an institution that has hurt so many children that paying out civil settlements would make you go bankrupt, maybe you should?” The left-wing comedian added, “Anyway, it’s fine. It won’t. You’re sitting on more treasure than Smaug the Dragon [a character in The Hobbit], so pay up.”
Bee Prays the NRA Is Plagued with Boils
On the June 14, 2016 edition of Full Frontal, Bee blamed the Second Amendment supporters for the Orlando nightclub shooting and insulted those who offered prayers for the victims, but then offered her own mock prayer: “Are you there, God? It's me, Sam. Please, bless the victims and their friends and families in their time of unspeakable pain. Give us the courage to say no more and while you’re at it, please send the NRA a plague of boils. Amen.”