Samantha Bee (‘Full Frontal’) on the 2020 election cycle: ‘This is a tornado and we’re cruising for a bruising’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Samantha Bee (‘Full Frontal’) on the 2020 election cycle: ‘This is a tornado and we’re cruising for a bruising’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“This is just a tornado,” describes “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee about the current news cycle as we build to the 2020 presidential election. She suspects the media hasn’t learned much from how 2016 coverage dangerously skewed the campaign — tons of free airtime for Donald Trump and more ink spilled on email servers than policy — but it’s not necessarily for a lack of trying. Journalists have been struggling to keep up with the deluge of crisis and instability under Trump, and with the next presidential election still more than a year away, “we’re definitely cruising for a bruising.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Bee above.

As you might imagine, framing dire news stories in a half-hour weekly comedy show is an ongoing challenge, but “we try to sprinkle in joy where we can,” Bee says. Recent segments of the show, which is Emmy nominated for Best Variety Talk
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