Samantha Bee Praises Jake Tapper, CNN for Being Tough on Kellyanne Conway (Video)

“Damn, Jake,” the “Full Frontal” host says

Samantha Bee found herself in the strange position of actually praising CNN during this week’s episode of “Full Frontal,” notably for Jake Tapper’s handling of Kellyanne Conway.

“First, after briefly banning Kellyanne Conway for being a flaxen-haired fountain of lies, CNN let her back through the gates, straight into Jake Tapper’s cage, and they haven’t fed him this week,” said Bee, setting up clips of Tapper repeatedly going after Conway for false statements. “Damn, Jake. Wow. I didn’t think CNN let you use the f-word on the air.”

Bee also found a silver lining in CNN’s debate between former Presidential candidates and Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders, which she first saw as an attempt by Jeff Zucker to make it election time all the time.

“This event that we expected to be a pointless train wreck actually ended up being a semi-thoughtful debate on the merits and flaws of America’s healthcare system,” she said. “I can honestly say, I’d give my left tit to have either one of you wonderful mansplaining pricks in the White House right now.”

“We were watching CNN, and not just in an airport with the sound off,” she concluded. “We saw you serve the public interest for almost half a day.”