The NY Puppy Poo Poo Paper:
The TBS comedy program “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” apologized on Thursday for broadcasting a segment in which a writer who has talked about his cancer diagnosis was mocked for having what the program called “Nazi hair.”
“Full Frontal,” a topical satire hosted by Ms. Bee, ran the segment on Wednesday. It featured Michael Rubens, a correspondent for the show, attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.
Talking about how the conference had changed over time, a narrator for the segment said, “Just last year, CPAC was dominated by Ted Cruz supporters and chirpy little [expletive] with bow ties.”
The narrator added: “This year, the bow ties were gone and replaced by Nazi hair. Nazi hair. Nazi hair.” Each time the phrase was spoken, an image was shown of conference attendees with short haircuts.
One of those people was Kyle Coddington, a writer who contributes to publications like OUTSET, which covers conservative and libertarian politics and culture.
In a post at OUTSET on Thursday, its editor in chief, Stephen Perkins, wrote that Mr. Coddington “was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer and recently completed his first round of chemotherapy and radiation.”
The problem isn’t that this this kid turned out to have cancer. The problem is that what Samantha Bee said was wrong ab initio. None of the people pictured are Nazis. Calling them Nazis is slanderous. It may be protected by the 1st Amendment, but that doesn’t make it right.
I am really sick of the insane hatred emanating from the Left these days. Trump is fair game, even if the attacks are unfair. But that does not justify attacking everyone who does not support a Leftist agenda. They are fucking destroying lives.
BTW – Coddington is a conservative NeverTrumper.