Samantha Bee isn’t afraid to go after her fellow media figures, and last night on her show she took particular aim at NBC and Jimmy Fallon.
Last week we noted that many media critics, including ourselves, were displeased with Fallon’s fluffy, humanizing interview with Donald Trump even as the GOP Nominee’s rhetoric gets increasingly violent and erratic. We’ve also criticized NBC for inviting Trump to host SNL after his initial spate of comments about Muslims and Latinos. From the outsider niche of TBS, Samantha Bee put it all together in her segment last night that went deservedly hard on Americans who don’t care about the nominee’s racism, and the media that enables the public in their project of shrugging their shoulders. “Sure, he’s making life palpably dangerous for Muslims and immigrants, but hey, he’s good entertainment!” she said last night on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. “Here’s a thought: when Holocaust survivors are telling you this guy gives me déjà vu … maybe don’t invite him up into your house to play with your adorable children.”