While many in the media, including Hollywood, celebrated comedienne Samantha Bee referring to Ivanka Trump as a “feckless c**t” this week, at least one MSM anchor is calling them out on their hypocrisy: Brooke Baldwin of CNN.
Speaking on her show Thursday, Baldwin set some standards and demanded that everyone, Left or Right, abide by them.
“The same rules apply no matter which political side you call home,” Baldwin said on CNN. “Conservatives have been pointing to a double standard on how liberal stars who say these offensive things are treated, versus their conservative counterparts, and in many cases, rightfully so.”
Baldwin noted that the same people who were rightly outraged over comments made by Roseanne this week are the same people celebrating Samantha Bee. She also noted that ESPN, the network owned by Disney who fired Roseanne, just signed Keith Olbermann to host another show despite his rap sheet of hateful rhetoric toward the president and his family.
“Despite all of this, he just got another plum job. A job, ironically, at the same company that just booted Roseanne for violating its values,” Baldwin noted.
On Bee’s comments, Baldwin made no excuses.
“Whether you agree with the president’s policies or not, calling a senior adviser inside the United States government — or anyone for that matter — the ‘C’ word is, like I said at the top, it’s outrageous, it is unacceptable and should be called out,” Baldwin said.
“She could have easily made her point without using those words, a point that, by the way, is totally lost because she used that language. Doing this, she is no better than the very behavior she criticizes. In fact, she becomes part of the problem,” she added.
CNN anchor John King also said Thursday that conservatives have a right to see a double-standard between Roseanne and Bee.