'Feckless' Comedian Admits To 'Pulling Punches' For Bumbling Biden
Some of you may remember Samantha Bee after her publicity stunt in 2018 where she called Ivanka Trump a "feckless c**nt" but suffered no real backlash. Well, the so-called comedian admitted to 'pulling punches' for Joe Biden, despite disagreeing with him. The admission took place during an interview with Dan Rather on his SiriusXM program.
“Do you, or do you not, find yourself sometimes at least tempted to kind of pull your punches?” Rather asked. “In other words, you, myself, and a lot of people, more or less free-swingers against President Trump. But now that Biden is in, I don’t know, do you find yourself sometimes saying, ‘Oh boy, there’s a nasty comedy bit I can unload on Biden,’ but saying to yourself, ‘I approve of him so much I’m going to pull this punch?’”
“I can’t deny that that has happened, I think that’s probably true across the board,” Bee responded, as reported by Fox News. “You’re like, ‘OK, well, we could be making jokes about the infrastructure plan,’ but in general, I’m like, ‘Wow, this is great.’ Why would I purposefully undermine something that seems to be a great idea, pretty much across the board?”
Bee said she prefers to “make jokes” toward “more worthy targets” while saying she will hit the Biden administration when she feels its necessary.
“I like to make really targeted jokes,” she said. “There are more worthy targets right now.”
Bee did half-heartedly apologize for name-calling Ivanka but it backtracked that apology later while speaking with the Daily Beast. Bee echoed the sentiment she expressed during her on-air apology this past spring, saying that she mainly regrets how the kerfuffle distracted from the real issue at hand. As for those who don’t think she should have apologized?
“The apology was not offered to the right,” Bee said. “It was not offered as a concession to their demands, at all. It was offered in a very specific manner, and I don’t regret putting it out there. I think it was the right thing to do.”