Samantha Bee exposes Fox News’ hypocrisy on NFL ‘oppressed’ millionaires comments

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Since Trump attacked NFL players for protesting injustice by kneeling during the national anthem, every late night host has had a chance to blast Trump over the issue. So since Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal airs on Wednesday, she was a little late to the party. But as usual, she made up for lost time.

“Last week on sports roundup we were trying to figure out if the president is a white nationalist, which he clarified this week when he demanded that black people be fired for insufficient nationalism,” Bee said.

“If anyone knows about treating soldiers and first responders with respect, it’s the guy who decided to fire transgender troops and deport paramedics who happened to be DREAMers. ‘Thank you for your service, now get the fuck out.’”

Bee showed clips of Fox News anchors discussing the issue and saying these players should be “grateful” for the opportunity to earn millions to play football. “Why would anyone who has lots of money care what happens to people who don’t?” Bee asked.

Newt Gingrich said, “If you’re a multi-millionaire who feels oppressed, you need a therapist, not a publicity stunt.” Bee responded, “No, if you’re a multi-millionaire who feels oppressed, you’re a Fox News personality.”

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Caleb is a writer, scholar of satire, and creator of The Lanx. He earned a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley, and M.A. in Literature from Queen Mary University of London, where he focused on satire, satirical propaganda, rhetoric of satire, political cartoons and caricature.

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