Which Republicans are most directly tied to white-supremacist fascism in 2018? Of course, many Democrats would go right to Donald J. Trump. But whatever your opinion of Trump on race and civil rights, he would likely be in the Reform Party or another fringe organization were it not for his devious strategy of taking over […]
Samantha Bee’s monologues are too restless to focus on one topic alone. This week, the comedienne begins with a funny riff on the “Q-Anon” devotees at a Trump rally who can’t tell a meaningless random-words generator when they see one, and wraps up with a shot across the bow at sleazy CBS executive Les Moonves. […]
The saying, “the pen is mightier than the sword” is as moth-eaten as an old wardrobe in a haunted house. So TBS talk-show host Samantha Bee has updated it for the 21st century. As of July 2018, the glare is mightier than the gun. Bee stares down National Rifle Association henchwoman Dana Loesch in a […]
Stop the presses! Samantha Bee agrees with President Trump…in theory. She’s just better at backing it up. In today’s clip, the host of Full Frontal addresses the Ivanka Trump c-word controversy by apologizing to her audience for using a sexist term as an insult. She then points out that comedians, bred in backroom bars and […]
The journalist’s instinct is to cover today’s clip with an extremely serious tone. Mute the video and Samantha Bee’s biting monologue becomes an all-too-real show of horrors. The host of Full Frontal is hard-hitting between the lines as usual, touching on human rights and animal rights abuses during a full take-down of the Trump administration’s […]
Bill Clinton was a proponent of border security. But the Comeback Kid could never have imagined the brutal way a future GOP commander-in-chief would direct the effort. Under President Trump, ICE has been responsible for separating parents and children at the border, brutalizing suspects, and deporting Americans whether they are guilty of crimes or not. […]
Samantha Bee is one of the most sub-textual comics on TV. While other satirists recite one stand-alone White House joke after another, she always looks for something to tie a monologue together and make it a classic. This time, it’s food – undoubtedly Donald Trump’s favorite subject in private. For an appetizer, Bee places the […]
A good storyteller never begins at the beginning. Likewise, a good satirist will always open with a few laughs. Comedy is about defying the audience’s expectations. Besides, in the era of Trump, it’s healthy to cut-up. Otherwise, we might go crazy. Samantha Bee knows that. She also knows when a subject is serious enough to […]
FEMA’s two biggest foul-ups of modern times have happened with Republicans in the White House. The human toll of storms like Katrina and Maria has been enormous, but the screwball failures of FEMA under Bush and Trump have made each respective disaster worse. Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal has been in Puerto Rico this week, learning first-hand […]
That neighbor you’ve got, who keeps incendiary pro-gun bumper stickers on his car and waves his NRA membership (and a bizarre, brutish interpretation of the Second Amendment) in the face of anyone with a different point-of-view? Maybe he had a tough upbringing. But Samantha Bee knows that isn’t why people join cults. Cults grow because cult […]
Leaving President Trump alone with anyone, man or (especially) woman, is a bad idea. In fact, even leaving Trump alone with an inanimate object isn’t a completely safe move. In today’s clip, Samantha Bee describes how the POTUS was unwisely given time alone with the infamous Nunes memo for “several hours”…leading her to the unsavory […]
President Trump promised voters he would “drain the swamp” in Washington D.C. Instead, Trump has been busy draining the nation’s capital (and U.S. embassies around the world) of competent employees. Full Frontal host Samantha Bee won’t stand for the abuse of sentient animals, including humans. In today’s clip, Bee visits her own “rescue farm” for […]
While Roy Moore talks to himself about recounts, Samantha Bee is performing his electoral autopsy. Yes, he more or less endorsed slavery and there was that teenage molestation problem — all of which alienated the kinds of voters who rallied behind Moore’s victorious Democratic opponent Doug Jones. Sam is determined to make sure that Moore’s […]
If there is any single incident that has conclusively proved Trump’s unfitness to be president, it is his failure to provide timely aid and comfort to the millions of American citizens suffering in devastated Puerto Rico. That is the most fundamental responsibility of his office. Instead, as usual, Trump is preening and boasting rather than […]
Trying to understand why Democrat Jon Ossoff narrowly lost to Republican Karen Handel in that special election for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District? Not quite enough black voters were motivated to turn out, according to some analysts, while others say Republicans were even more motivated by the prospect of a Democratic victory. But as Samantha […]
Following a hilarious review of the “covfefe” kerfuffle, Samantha Bee foresees a grim future where the president’s criminal defense lawyers vet all of his precious tweets, and Jared Kushner ends up in prison (prompting Ivanka to publish a memoir of her life as a single mom, cribbed from #BlackLivesMatter activists with jailed husbands).
Samantha Bee begins with Ivanka’s bizarre repetition of an invented verb — “architecting” — and charts the downward literary trajectory of the First Daughter’s new book. Given her facility with our language, it’s not surprising that Ivanka relies almost entirely on material “borrowed” from others, tarted up with lots of fancy typefaces.
When Samantha Bee threatened to stage an alternative to the White House Correspondents Dinner, who knew that she would pull off her celebration of the First Amendment with such style? At Constitutional Hall last night, the Full Frontal host put on a remarkable live show for 2500 guests — and sitting at the front table, […]
As Samantha Bee observes, Ivanka’s press clippings suggest she is lobbying her loony dad for sanity and decency. But the Full Frontal host warns liberals against fantasizing that Ivanka, nominated to the Great Feminists in Feminism Herstory Hall of Lady Fame, is their “secret progressive buddy.”
Once described by conservatives as the intellectual leader and conscience of the Republican Party, the Samantha Bee skewers Paul Ryan for his contradicting views on Trump’s policies and wonders how a “once principled social and fiscal conservative winds up in bed with a bigoted, adulterous grope machine?”
Hearing cable news anchors and even House Speaker Paul Ryan describe the travel policy’s rollout as “confusing,” Samantha Bee was not mollified. “Confusing?” she smirked.”This was the healthcare.gov of Islamophobia!” Nor was Bee thrilled to hear Trump himself claim that the ban is “working out very nicely.” And she wasn’t impressed by Kellyanne Conway’s attempt to claim that Obama had done the same thing to Iraqi refugees (a three-Pinocchio lie).
Samantha Bee offered a clinic in how to properly debunk conservative misinformation on abortion. From her deep dive investigations into long-standing myths to her monologues responding to contemporary events, Bee set the bar for news coverage of abortion issues.
“Don’t alienate the deplorables,” Bee warned, reflecting on Clinton’s very true message about “half of Trump supporters” in a campaign speech last Friday. “You can’t win a four-way-race with just ‘plorables.'”