“CNN had a good day.” That’s how Samantha Bee opened Wednesday’s episode of “Full Frontal.”
Bee was referring to the 24-hour news channel’s big day earlier this week when it granted President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway time on the network after a brief ban. And it didn’t turn out to be a good segment for her.
Conway went on with Jake Tapper, who peppered her with everything from her Bowling Green massacre gaffe to making her admit that CNN isn’t fake news.
Or as Bee put it, Conway was thrown “into Jake Tapper’s cage, and they haven’t fed him this week.”
Then Bee gave props to CNN’s debate later that evening between senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz on the fate of healthcare in the country.
“This event that we expected to be a pointless trainwreck actually ended up being a semi-thoughtful debate on the merits and flaws of America’s healthcare system,” Bee said. “We were watching CNN, and not just in an airport bar with the sound off, and we saw you serve the public interest for almost half a day.”