Samantha Bee is crediting “penis goblins” for helping Steve Bannon to his current perch as Donald Trump’s chief strategist.
During Wednesday’s “Full Frontal,” Bee took a look at passages from author Joshua Green’s book about Bannon’s rise to prominence, entitled “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency.”
“This is the true story of how Steve Bannon brought the alt-right into our world,” the host said. “Like a reverse Buffy standing at Hellmouth going, ‘Come on in, demons!'”
Bee referenced Bannon’s previous experience working for a company involved in paying gamers to play “World of Warcraft,” and linked this to his ability to popularize Breitbart.
“He set about turbo-charging the website’s white-populist agenda and ‘f– everyone’ attitude,” she said. Bee added, in reference to the so-called Gamergate flap, “Meanwhile, his beloved penis goblins had discovered a cool, new multiplayer game: coordinated rape threats. So many rape threats.”
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“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET on TBS.