After New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman criticized comedian Michelle Wolf for joking about Sarah Huckabee Sanders eye makeupand more importantly liesat this past weekends White House Correspondents Dinner, Samantha Bee thinks that maybe we need to remind people what feminism is about.
Of course, it wasnt only Haberman who quickly came to the defense of the White House press secretary, but also female journalists like MSNBCs Andrea Mitchell and Mika Brzezinski, who called Wolfs jokes not funny and said she owed Sanders an apology.
Oh, Mika, very clever to say we cant make fun of womens appearances on the same day you wore that hideous goddamn scarf, the Full Frontal host joked. She dedicated the rest of her opening segment to proving just how dishonest Sanders has been during her tenure in the Trump administration and demonstrating why it is so absurd for members of the media of all people to come to her defense.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a fucking liar, goodnight, everyone! Bee said before realizing she had a lot more show to do. OK, fine. Look, calling Sanders a liar isnt an insult, its her job description. Feminism doesnt mean you can never make jokes about another woman ever. If it did, then I couldnt say that Mika clearly stole her scarf off of Steven Tylers microphone stand. And Sarah Sanders is very good at her job.
But if the press thinks being called a liar is a huge insult, maybe they should be mad at Sarah herself, since she calls them liars constantly, the host added. Im not saying Sarah Sanders doesnt deserve the protection of feminism, she does. Though shes not a feminist, which you can tell from the way she throws other women to the wolves on her boss behalf.
She compared Sanders to a public-relations dementor, sucking the energy out of the White House press until they cant really fight back, turning them into tragic journalistic husks called Maggie Habermans.
Seriously, the press, why are you defending this lady? Bee asked. She is not your friend.
Bee explained that Sanders is easy to defend because she isnt a loudmouth like Anthony Scaramucci or an attention vampire like Kellyanne Conway or an actual vampire like Stephen Miller. Rather, Shes dangerous because shes such a good soldier in the Trump army.
So I salute you, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she concluded. Youve outlasted every man whos had your job and almost any other job in the Trump White House to become one of the most powerful women in the nation. You are a hell of a role model for little girls everywhere who are smart and hardworking and completely evil.
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