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  • Samantha Bee struggling to regain advertisers (13 sponsors dropped her)

    06/14/2018 4:06:01 PM PDT · by Liz · 57 replies
    fox.news.com ^ | 6/14/18 | Sasha Savitsky
    A new report shows Samantha Bee's late night show "Full Frontal" hasn't been able to regain its advertisers after the host attacked Ivanka Trump in May. The liberal comedian came under fire when she used an extreme vulgarity to slam Ivanka Trump in her monologue on May 30 over a photograph the first daughter shared on social media. "You know, Ivanka, that's a beautiful photo of you and your child...But let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad's immigration practices, you feckless c---. He listens to you," Bee said. Bee apologized on a June 6...
  • SAMANTHA BEE LOSES TWO-THIRDS OF ADVERTISERS AFTER PROFANE IVANKA INSULT

    06/07/2018 7:45:38 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Amber Athey
    Comedienne Samantha Bee has reportedly lost more than two-thirds of her advertisers since she called first daughter Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t.” Last week, Bee said on her TBS show “Full Frontal” that Ivanka Trump is a “feckless ***t” for not opposing her father’s policies on immigration and migrant children. Bee apologized for the comments on her show Wednesday night but did not offer a direct apology to Ivanka Trump and seemed to blame the media for focusing so much on her “potty-mouth.” (RELATED: Samantha Bee Scapegoats Media In On-Air Apology: ‘Sorry For Breaking America’) According to Newsbusters, there were...
  • TBS to increase oversight of Samantha Bee’s show after use of slur about Ivanka Trump

    06/06/2018 5:27:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/18 | Brett Samuels
    TBS is expected to increase network oversight on Samantha Bee’s show after the comedian drew scrutiny last week for making a vulgar comment about Ivanka Trump. A source told The Hollywood Reporter that network management will work with Bee and the crew on her show “Full Frontal” to prevent future incidents that could alienate advertisers or spark backlash. The comedian sparked a firestorm last week when she called Trump a "feckless c---" during a segment on her show about the Trump administration enforcing a policy that separates migrant children from their families. Bee reportedly had full creative license on the...
  • Jon Stewart Defends Samantha Bee, Says Outrage Part of a Right-Wing "Game"

    06/04/2018 1:52:00 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 4, 2018 | Abid Rahman
    Full Frontal host Samantha Bee has felt the full force of a conservative backlash after using a vulgar epithet to describe Ivanka Trump, but the comedian still has her defenders and got some welcome support from former boss Jon Stewart, a veteran of Republican animus, at Sunday's Clusterfest comedy festival in San Francisco. According to a report in The Daily Beast, Stewart was asked about the Bee controversy during a Q&A session. The former Daily Show host took exception to White House tactics to get the TBS show canceled arguing that it was all part of a "game" that the...
  • Samantha Bee Calls Ivanka Trump ‘C**t’

    05/31/2018 6:31:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-31-2018 | Breitbart TV
    On Wednesday’s “Full Frontal” on TBS, host Samantha Bee slammed the Trump administration over separating children from their families at the border and urged Ivanka Trump “do something about your dad’s immigration practices you feckless c**t.” ``````````````````` TBS is a Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., company, which in turn is owned by Time Warner, Inc.
  • Samantha Bee to Eric Schneiderman (her superhero last November): ‘**** you!’

    05/16/2018 6:37:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/10/18 | Bruce Golding
    **SNIP** In the opening monologue on the latest episode of her weekly cable program, “Full Frontal,” Bee went on a coarse tirade that called the domestic abuse allegations against Schneiderman “especially infuriating, given his supposed woke bae-ness.” “Now, Schneiderman was a guest on my show, so this is a little complicated for me to talk about, but — just kidding, it’s not complicated. F–k you, Eric Schneiderman!” she said, to cheers and applause from the audience. “No, no, let me say it louder,” Bee interrupted, before repeating the insult with audio reverb added.
  • Samantha Bee: Hey, I’m really sorry for portraying Eric Schneiderman as a superhero

    05/08/2018 6:05:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 5/08/18 | JOHN SEXTON
    Samantha Bee’s show, Full Frontal, is apologizing today for portraying disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as a superhero in a segment last November. The show left two videos featuring Schneiderman on its YouTube account but changed the titles and the descriptions to reflect current events. One of the videos is now titled, “Former AG Tricks Sam Into Thinking He Was Decent.” The description below it now contains this apology: **SNIP** In the video itself, Bee repeatedly portrays Schneiderman as a superhero standing up to Trump. “There is hope on the horizon, a hero who stood up to democracy’s nemesis...
  • Sacramento Bee Leaks 19.5 Million California Voter Records, Promptly Compromised by Hackers

    02/08/2018 2:16:36 PM PST · by MeganC · 104 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 2/8/2018 - 12:00pm PST | Dell Cameron
    Last month, a local California newspaper left more than 19 million voter records exposed online. Gizmodo confirmed this week that the records were compromised during an apparent ransomware attack. The Sacramento Bee said in a statement that a firewall protecting its database was not restored during routine maintenance last month, leaving the 19,501,258 voter files publicly accessible. Additionally, the names, home addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of 52,873 Sacramento Bee subscribers were compromised. “We take this incident seriously and have begun efforts to notify each of the individuals on the contact list and to provide them resources to help...
  • Samantha Bee and Glenn Beck Find Common Ground Against Trumpism

    12/20/2016 4:33:58 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/20/2016 | THR Staff
    "I watch you. I believe you actually don't want to do damage," Beck told Bee. "As a guy who has done damage, I don't want to do anymore damage." Samantha Bee invited Glenn Beck on Full Frontal in an effort to reach across the aisle, wear Christmas sweaters and get to know somebody with a completely different audience than her own. "Glenn and I put on our Christmas sweaters and got to work on healing the nation," said Bee in her introduction, where she talked about how Beck has recently been reaching out to the media to "apologize for his...
  • Bees Chase Car for Two Days to Rescue Their Queen

    05/25/2016 12:07:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 25, 2016
    This is the story of a ferocious army determined to rescue their queen from a metal fortress. Or, viewed another way, a swarm of bees who, for two days, followed their queen bee trapped inside a Mitsubishi Outlander. The Outlander belongs to Carol Howarth, a 68-year-old grandmother, who had no idea she’d picked up a tiny winged passenger when she visited a nature reserve. Later, when she stopped to go shopping in Haverfordwest, West Wales, the bees descended – thousands and thousands of them. Tom Moses, who works as a Pembrokeshire Coast National Park ranger, was driving by when he...
  • Bees interrupt Barack Obama storytelling as children scream

    04/08/2015 4:59:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 8, 2015 | Telegraph Tv, AP
    A group of unwelcome bees disrupted US President Barack Obama's storytelling session for children at the launch of the White House Easter egg roll on Monday.
  • EDITORIAL: Bad news for bee busybodies

    05/27/2014 7:34:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-26-14 | The Washington Times
    The hardy honeybees are back, having returned from dark and mysterious places in the imaginations of the environmentalists. The latest numbers from the Agriculture Department are a stinging rebuke to the doomsayers who spread hysterical tales of a mysterious apocalypse of beedom. In the latest annual survey, federal bee counters reported the lowest rate of over-the-winter bee losses in nearly a decade. Beekeepers call a loss of 19 percent to the cold weather an acceptable mortality rate. The latest loss was not much higher at 23 percent, undercutting the dire storyline pushed by environmentalists that our fuzzy friends would be...
  • Bee Deaths Reversal: As Evidence Points Away From Neonics As Driver, Pressure Builds To Rethink Ban

    02/07/2014 5:21:27 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2-5-2014 | Jon Entine
    If the Environmental Protection Agency moves to restrict neonicotinoid pesticides, often called neonics, because of fears that they are causing bee deaths, it will happen in spite of the mounting empirical evidence rather than because of it. Last December, in response to fevered political pressure, the European Commission banned the use of neonics for two years. The moratorium, guided by the precautionary politics that now dominate science-based regulation in Europe, took effect just as a number of new studies shed increasing doubt on the belief that neonics play a key role in bee health. (snip) The “crisis” prompting this handwringing...
  • Short-haired bumblebee returns to Britain after 25 years

    09/18/2013 1:41:38 AM PDT · by llevrok · 4 replies
    Conservationists working on its return are celebrating a milestone after the bee nested for the first time. The bee vanished from the UK in the 1980s, having suffered declines over the previous 60 years as its wildflower-rich grassland habitat was lost, and was officially declared extinct in 2000. A reintroduction project has brought queen bumblebees over from a healthy population in Sweden and after two releases of queens at the RSPB's Dungeness reserve in Kent, offspring worker bees have been recorded at the site for the first time. Nikki Gammans, who leads the project, said: "This is a milestone for...
  • Bernanke: Students must be wise with college loans

    08/07/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Sacramento Bee / AP ^ | 8-7-2012 | Staff
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says students need to be careful when investing in their education. Bernanke says taking on debt to pay for college can be an important way of increasing one's earning potential. But higher education can also become a financial burden if it doesn't lead to a good job, he warns.
  • Einstein was right - honey bee collapse threatens global food security

    02/06/2011 2:45:11 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 95 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:30PM GMT 06 Feb 2011 | By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, International Business Editor
    Almost a third of global farm output depends on animal pollination, largely by honey bees. These foods provide 35pc of our calories, most of our minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants, and the foundations of gastronomy. Yet the bees are dying – or being killed – at a disturbing pace. The bee crisis has been treated as a niche concern until now, but as the UN's index of food prices hits an all time-high in real terms (not just nominal) and grain shortages trigger revolutions in the Middle East, it is becoming urgent to know whether the plight of the honey bee...
  • A palace fit for a queen (bee)

    02/03/2011 3:36:22 AM PST · by Daffynition · 58 replies · 1+ views
    mnn.com ^ | Feb 02 2011 | unknown
    Beepods are handsome, made-in-Wisconsin wooden beehives designed for optimum bee comfort and user-friendliness. The cost? Under $500. Now show me the honey ... Along with backyard chicken-keeping, urban beekeeping is another exercise in countrified self-sufficiency that’s really picked up steam over the past couple of years and been embraced by city dwellers … the latest “urban agricultural must-have,” as the New York Times put it back in 2009. The whole bees-in-the-city movement reached an unofficial climax back in March when the ban on residential beekeeping was lifted in New York City (although NYC beekeepers had been practicing and celebrating it...
  • Bees' tiny brains beat computers, study finds

    10/25/2010 7:18:50 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 31 replies
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | 10/24/2010
    Bees can solve complex mathematical problems which keep computers busy for days, research has shown. The insects learn to fly the shortest route between flowers discovered in random order, effectively solving the "travelling salesman problem" , said scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London. The conundrum involves finding the shortest route that allows a travelling salesman to call at all the locations he has to visit. Computers solve the problem by comparing the length of all possible routes and choosing the one that is shortest. Bees manage to reach the same solution using a brain the size of a grass...
  • British beekeeper breeds 'super-bee' that protects itself from deadly mite wiping out colonies

    08/24/2010 5:29:35 PM PDT · by dennisw · 42 replies
    dailymail ^ | 25th August 2010 | By Chris Brooke
    Ron Hoskins has found a breed of the insect that protects itself against the parasite blamed for the alarming fall in numbers. The 79-year-old made the discovery after realising that one of his hives had far fewer deaths from the varroa mite than others. He found that the insects in that hive 'groomed' each other to get rid of the mites before they had the chance to do any harm. Now he is attempting to spread his mite-resistant breed of bees by cross-breeding them with queens from other hives. Decline: The UK's bee population had dropped by 60 per cent...
  • Sweet little hobby (Happy (belated) National Honey Bee Awareness Day!!!)

    08/23/2010 9:22:39 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Arkansas Democrat Gazette (subscription may be needed) ^ | 21 AUG 10 | JANET CARSON-Arkansas Democrat Gazette
    Sweet little hobby Create a buzz, and help distressed bees, with your own hive JANET CARSON SPECIAL TO THE DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE While some people fear bees and many worry about getting stung, these little insects more than redeem themselves as the primary pollinators of plants worldwide. Today is National Honeybee Appreciation Day — well deserved because it’s estimated that more than 80 percent of flowering plants and almost a third of human food crops need bees as pollinators. Reports have been claiming the loss of bee populations is due to mites, pesticides and human activities. Many species of pollinators, including bees,...