Media top headlines June 25
Biden acting bizarre and whispering at a press conference, a Reuters survey showing that the US has the lowest levels of public trust in the media among 46 countries, and The New York Times’ Mara Gay saying rising crime is due to trauma, grief, and upheaval round out today’s top media headlines
TBS’ far-left “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee was flamed by critics after launching a tirade on Twitter targeting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, R, and lamenting the possibility he could be the 2024 Republican nominee for president.
In an extensive thread of Wednesday tweets, Bee, who is from Canada, attacked DeSantis over his “horrible” policies as governor, compared him to Donald Trump, criticized his approach to Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, and declared him a racist.
“Governor Ron DeSantis, please eat s**t. You’re one of the worst governors in Florida history and they had Jeb Bush and Nosferatu. We, as a country, cannot handle a more competent Trump. So let’s make sure DeSantis 2024 doesn’t happen,” Bee wrote.
Bee’s show did an entire segment on DeSantis Wednesday night, calling it “terrifying” that he could be more effective than Trump.
Following the tweets Bee was slammed by critics on social media, with some calling her a “loser,” a “very sad person,” and suggesting that she wasn’t actually that funny. Others even admitted, possibly jokingly, that they were unaware her show still even existed.
Some critics suggested that the liberal comedian expressing her dislike for DeSantis would actually lead to Republicans liking him more, and possibly make it more likely he could become the nominee in 2024.
Bee was also blasted for claiming DeSantis was racist, with one critic pointing out a previous instance Bee and her husband were accused of not wanting their children to go to school with poor black children following a proposal to integrate two public schools on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
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