Jon Stewart has a theory about the Samantha Bee controversy


Bee, who spent more than a decade working as Stewart's Daily Show correspondent, apologized last week for her on-air slur against Ivanka Trump and Full Frontal advertisers State Farm and Autotrader suspended their sponsorship of the weekly show.

"Please understand that a lot of what the right does, and it's maybe their greatest genius, is they've created a code of conduct that they police, that they themselves don't have to, in any way, abide", Stewart said, bringing up how the right vilified him on the handful of occasions that he met with then President Barack Obama.

Bee drew criticism from the Trump administration and subsequently apologized after she called Ivanka a "feckless c--" on her TBS show, "Full Frontal".

Jon Stewart is standing by a former member of his "best f-king news team ever".

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That much became obvious this week when new pics of Middleton, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte playing in the park emerged. Many took to Twitter to criticize Will and Kate for allowing their son to play with a toy gun.

Last week, Bee came under fire after she called the first daughter and presidential adviser a "feckless c-t" during her opening monologue.

"According to Stewart, the outrage by conservatives over Samantha Bee is part of an elaborate "'we're the real victims' game" strategy. While Ivanka Trump herself has never used expletives to describe people publicly, she has stood with Donald Trump on countless occasions even as her father has gone on to attack women by using words considered too crude or taboo in normative society. In 2016, TBS premiered Bee's very own late-night talk show, making her one of the few females to occupy that timeslot.

When it comes to pundits and politicians on the right, Stewart urges liberals to not "get caught in a trap of thinking you can live up to a code of integrity that will be enough for the propagandist right". Regarding the political right in the U.S., he said, "They don't give a s*** about the word 'c***.'" He also reportedly joked that United States President Donald Trump probably says the "c-word" instead of "please". "He says that instead of "please, ' I'm guessing".