Have you ever wanted to go back in time and do something differently? That’s what Samantha Bee, the liberal host of TBS's Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, apparently wants to do since last November she called now-disgraced Democratic New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman a “superhero” before he was accused on Monday of sexually abusing four women.
On Tuesday, Bee and her staff apologized for the fawning coverage and claimed they are “keeping this piece online in the interest of integrity.”
She began the segment on November 8, 2017, 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 (more on that below):
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.”
It wasn’t long before Schneiderman described Donald Trump’s administration as “a toxic volcano that keeps belching out bad public policies, but we have a very strong legal resistance.”
The host then asked him: “Are you going to lead us out of the darkness?”
“We’re going to be the first line of defense,” Schneiderman replied. “The Constitution kept a lot of power at the state level to hold a potential tyrant in check.”
He then referred to a phrase normally associated with Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man by adding: “With great power comes great responsibility.”
“Omigod,” Bee said in a voice-over. “He’s “Schneider-Man!”
The guest -- who had figured out that the interview was already a ridiculous experience -- responded: “There’s not going to be one hero. There’s not going to be a quick fix for this, but I’ve got colleagues all around the country” as other “progressive attorneys general as the core of the legal resistance.”
“We had a meeting before Trump took office to anticipate what was coming,” Schneiderman added as a video from the animated Justice League television series showed on the screen.
“You assembled your anti-Trump squad,” Bee remarked, to combat several policies of the Trump administration, including three attempts at creating a travel ban into the country and other changes regarding pesticides, student loans, smog, methane and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
“We will continue to fight,” he responded.
“You are a super-hero,” Bee gushed before pointing out that the interview room contained a telephone booth, where Superman used to put on his costume.
However, the host continued, “Trump wasn’t always Schneiderman’s Lex Luthor,” Superman’s arch-enemy. “In the beginning, the two of them were friends” until the attorney general sued him over the collapse of Trump University.
Later, the liberal host then continued to gush by calling her guest “a deadly viper.”
“We’re just trying to follow the law, Ma’am.,” the attorney general responded. “We’re going to save ourselves together.”
Of course, many items posted on Tuesday weren’t fond of Bee’s interview, including a message from MRCTV's Nick Kandagis, who referred to that segment as “cringe-worthy” and quoted multiple YouTube commenters as stating: “That didn’t age well.”
In addition, Daily Caller contributor Derek Hunter described Bee as “one of the liberal media’s favorite comedians.”
Hunter also referred to the host as “an activist” who “embraces all things anti-Trump,” including Schneiderman as “an outspoken figure in the #MeToo movement” who has “now experienced his own #MeToo moment.”
The most interesting response was a YouTube video posted by The Full Frontal team entitled “Former AG Tricks Sam Into Thinking He Was Decent.” Here's part of the video's caption:
We taped this segment before the allegations ... came to light, and we sincerely apologize for characterizing him as a hero when, to so many women, he was the vilest villain. We’re keeping this piece online in the interest of integrity…. Also, if you’re a f**king disgrace, please consider not coming on our show.
Apparently, Bee and her colleagues should do more investigating before booking someone on their program and especially before referring to that person as a “superhero.”